Category | Camping / Backpacking

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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Survival Medic Kit from AMK SOL

Posted on 15 April 2014

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.

“Go To Hell” Bag

Posted on 09 April 2014

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.

TSSI Tac-Ops Rhino Backpack

Posted on 09 April 2014

I couldn’t believe how comfortable wearing this bag was! Normally there would be a strap digging somewhere, something moving and chafing, but the Rhino stayed where I wanted it the entire time. I could easily have done another three miles, and aside from general fatigue, the Rhino would have ridden comfortably on my shoulders the entire way.

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Building a Basic Survival Kit

Posted on 09 April 2014

It’s okay if you haven’t received any training because there are only about a gazillion survival kits available for sale through a boatload of catalogue and online companies. But which one do you need? This isn’t a review of which ones are best, but instead a look at what items such a “kit” should contain.

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The Buck Hoodlum Knife Review

Posted on 08 April 2014

There I was, slowly but steadily striding through the chest high grass that was so thick I couldn’t even see my feet. It was dusk and in my left hand I had my flashlight, sweeping the beam back and forth as I tried to find an easier path through the brush. In my right hand was my Buck Hoodlum, its 10″ blade serving to cut the tops off of even taller grass and ready in case I ran into any unfriendly creepy-crawlies.

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Personal Disaster Planning Handbook

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