Category | Camping / Backpacking

Surplus LCE

Posted on 23 April 2014

In today’s economy it can be difficult to pay for the day-to-day necessities much less have any dollars left over to pursue recreational outdoor activities. Let’s face it: sometimes the gear is just plain expensive. Top-of-the-line anything doesn’t come cheap or even “cost effective.”

Henry AR-7 .22lr Survival Rifle

Posted on 23 April 2014

I knew plenty of other guys my age that would have pretty much fit the same jesting description. Here I am, some number of years later though, and some of the knowledge and equipment I picked up back then still serves me well today. One item that I’m no longer in possession of, but that I recently had the opportunity to revisit, is my AR-7 “Survival” rifle. At the grand old age of 18 I had purchased mine, justifying the purchase to myself as “necessary so that I had protection and hunting capability if I got lost hiking or camping.”

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Bones-Small Knife from Buck Knives

Posted on 21 April 2014

When I took the Bones out of the package I immediately commented on how tiny it was. I then heard a familiar voice on my left say something you never want to hear when you’re thinking about the coefficient of coolness for a new piece of kit. It was my wife saying, “Oh, that’s cute.”

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Survival Medic Kit from AMK SOL

Posted on 21 April 2014

Waistpacks For Hiking

Posted on 21 April 2014

I was recently cleaning out the two large Rubbermaid containers that I keep all of the family camping gear in and I came across three waist packs. These packs were originally purchased for a camping trip my wife and I took with our daughter about ten years ago – before our youngest son was even […]

Every Hike Carry

Posted on 17 April 2014

This week’s recreational equipment review is going to discuss what we might (or should) consider carrying each time we head out “into the field”.

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Greatland 7-Person Dome Tent

Posted on 17 April 2014

This week I’m going to take a look at a tent that is FAR too large and heavy to be considered a backpacker’s tent, but is excellent for the three-to-seven person camping trip supported out of your truck, ATV or SUV.

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Eureka Solitaire Tent Review

Posted on 16 April 2014

It’s about perfect to strap onto the bottom of your backpack along with your sleeping bag. It’s also small enough that, if you need to, you can strap it onto either side of your pack.

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Being Prepared

Posted on 14 April 2014

I cannot give you recommendations for what you need in an emergency and I cannot evaluate your knowledge and skills. I can however review equipment that can used in common emergencies that the average person, without advanced training can provide potential life or limb saving skills.

Start Hiking Safely

Posted on 11 April 2014

Start hiking safely? How hard can this be, right? You just don’t fall down and hiking is a nice safe activity to participate in. That said, hiking interesting trails with grand views often requires us to visit more out of the way places that have fewer resources for emergencies that might occur.

Personal Disaster Planning Handbook

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