In field testing the pack performed as expected. I used the pack under miscellaneous circumstances covering everything from a single overnight trip (which saw the pack used as my airline carry-on) to my “grab bag” at a convention. I haven’t had opportunity to take it out on a hike but carrying/wearing a pack is the same whether you’re climbing a hillside or multiple sets of stairs.
He looks at it; opens the blade; looks at it and smiles at the pure simplicity of it – and is clearly thinking of how great it would have had to been during his years on that island. Enter the SOL (Survive Outdoors Longer) CORE LITE “knife”. I put that in quotes because it’s more than just a knife.
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.
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? 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.
The curious look on my face was enough of a question that he expanded on what he meant. Inside that small pack was what he felt he would need to survive an unexpected night out. Now, I’ve done articles like this before centered around basic survival kits or bug out bags. His “go to hell” bag was different.
As fall will soon be arriving in the Mid-Atlantic area, and since I’ve got a weekend camping trip planned, it seemed the ideal time to go through my equipment to assess what was serviceable and what needed to be replaced. As I dug into my camping gear I realized that there is much I have some folks may not have or know about, and other stuff that all you readers might have or know about that I’ve never heard of.