Backpackers and hikers must change their water gathering and treatment tactics for winter adventures. This article explores the best ways to treat water and melt snow while in the backcountry.
Hiking is a great sport, and it is all fun and games until someone get bitten by a rattlesnake. Know how to avoid them, what to do if you see one, and the course of action if you are bitten.
An evacuation bag is the thing to grab whenever one must leave quickly. Stocked with critical items, space is limited but here's why adding a book could be a smart move.
Storing food is always a smart thing to do. Besides saving you a lot of time and money, you are all set for the near future should a disaster strike. But, which method keeps your food fresh the longest? Let me help with that.
If you depend on a map and compass for wilderness navigation you should learn about declination. This article teaches you how to compensate for magnetic declination while traversing the wild.
If you're getting soaked in your backcountry rain jacket, it may be time to wash and rewaterproof it. Instructions for cleaning and conditioning the DWR on Gore-tex, Mountain Hardwear's DryQ Elite, Marmot's Precip and many more waterproof breathable garments.
Everything you ever wanted to know about lighters. You'll never look at a lighter the same again! Find reviews, tips and hacks for 10 of the most common types of lighters.
When you are out on a search, the last thing you want to think about is your pants falling down. In this review of the Klik Belts Two-Ply tactical belt, we'll test out a trouser securing device that won't let you down. From a search and rescue perspective, this may be the ultimate outdoor belt.
Seems like a good idea. The zip tie should make deployment quicker, but let’s see if it works for me.
If you love the outdoors and want to help other people when they need it most, you may want to join a Search and Rescue team. This article provides tips and explains some of the training involved.
Have you ever thought about what you would really do if you were the last person on Earth? This hub offers an insight into what such a scenario may look like...
Named for the Bullet Ant, the Esee Izula neck knife is the perfect companion for wilderness adventures. Backpackers will love the simple elegance and survivalists will admire the stout construction.
Methods for treating your drinking water on the trail: boiling, filters and filter bottles, purifiers, iodine, ultraviolet light, chlorine or bleach, and more,
Imagine that a disaster has occurred and access to cheap, clean, and uncontaminated water was suddenly interrupted. This article discusses three different ways to make water safe for use when resources are scarce.
"Say what? Victorinox Climber? But I'm afraid of heights!" - Don't worry, my friend! So am I. Contrary to what the name implies, the Climber is a pocket knife for anybody, not just outdoorsy people. Read on to find out what it's good for!