Do you know what water is safe for consumption? Find out how to get clean drinking water in a survival setting, and how to purify water from wild sources.
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.
Up to 10,000 lumen -- high-tech tools for security professionals and serious outdoorsmen. Own one of the best tactical flashlights available.
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.
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.
"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!
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.
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.
Keep you and your family safe from tick bites and Lyme Disease this summer with these easy to follow tips.
Survival knives are a favorite of backpackers, bushcrafters, trekkers, and regular old campers. The British army MoD (Ministry of Defense) survival knife is a robust, multi-use tool that has been military proven for decades, and trusted by the likes of the SAS (Special Air Service). This is my own take on this bomb-proof knife.
Use the three criteria below as a benchmark for choosing your survival knife. Beyond this, everything else comes down to personal preference.
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.
Although you can survive for up to three days without water, having a supply of safe and drinkable water will go a long way toward maintaining your health and moral in any survival situation.
For those who appreciate fine cutlery and American innovation, the name Benchmade is synonymous with high-end knives and tools. This review focuses on seven of the numerous knives they offer.
A wilderness survival kit needs to include tools for starting a fire, light, signaling for rescue, food, water, making shelter and more.
How long does a Bic lighter burn, how long can you use a Bic lighter, and how long can a Bic lighter be stored for use and still work when you need it?
Knowing which plants are safe to eat and which can help you build a fire or shelter could make any wilderness survival situation much more pleasant.
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.
Do you know how to wash and waterproof your softshell jacket? Take care of your technical garment, by following these helpful hints to properly maintain the DWR on your softshell apparel. By following just a few steps you can restore breathability and waterproofness to your jacket.
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...
Oilskins are hard wearing, durable, tough, waterproof, and windproof, and last for generations. Here's my experience applying wax to clothing and a shoulder bag.
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.
One of the biggest fears travelers have about an unknown place is what it will do to their health. It's a valid fear, since 20-50% of travellers contract diarrhea per year. The water you drink is key.
Methods for treating your drinking water on the trail: boiling, filters and filter bottles, purifiers, iodine, ultraviolet light, chlorine or bleach, and more,
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.
Getting lost in the mountains isn't much fun. Knowing how to get back out is. Some common and uncommon methods like airplanes, trees, ants, a puddle of water and a needle to name just a few.
The toxic and biological threat of our water supply is real. To avoid infection, sickness or death, safe drinking water is essential. Here are water purification methods worth knowing.
Seems like a good idea. The zip tie should make deployment quicker, but let’s see if it works for me.
Everything is harder for lefties. Here is a multi-tool that works well for everyone, including us southpaws.
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.
Wolf attacks are rare in nature and are often caused by habituation to humans or rabies. Learn how to prevent confrontations with wolves and how to survive an attack if necessary.
Learning what to do when a natural disaster or inclement weather strikes during your next camping trip can mean the difference between life and death. Learn what to do here!
If you love nature and spending time outdoors this is the hobby for you. I’m looking forward to sharing some of the foraging I do and the hikes my children & I go on.
Often times people do not head the warnings of officials when it comes to hurricanes. This post will provide a little more insight into what it takes to weather the storm.