Category: Camping

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Let’s begin today’s article with the sad story of Christopher McCandless, the quintessential hipster whose decomposed body was found by moose hunters 25 years ago on September 6, 1992 in the close vicinity of Denali National Park.This guy who became famous after a movie was made based on his diary has died of starvation inside a rusty bus that was used as an improvised shelter (prior to him) by dog mushers, trappers, and various other outdoors enthusiasts.A note was found which reads:“I NEE ...
Do you know how to build a fire pit? Fire pits are incredibly fun to build. It doesn’t matter whether you’re using them as a bonfire on the beach, as a means to cook food, or as a light source when night falls — bonfires are always great!Camping can be a lot of fun, and roughing it will give you a chance to bond with nature and appreciate the wilderness. However, before you go out into the wilderness, one of the basic skills you should have is knowing how to build a fire pit. This fire will be h ...
Growing up, I was surrounded by civilization on all fronts, so much so in fact that even nature at times seemed artificial. A poet would lament about feeling enclosed by the skyscrapers and endless rows of homes that always seemed to be expanding. I couldn’t deny the growing feeling that I needed to get out—needed to expend my energy where there were no mountains of brick, iron, and steel everywhere I went.I saw more vineyards, skyscrapers, and money flowing around than most people saw in their ...
I’m a big fan of meals prepared over an open fire. The smell of food sizzling over scorching wood is more than enough to get my mouth watering. The actual taste of the food brings a certain feeling of nostalgia that is difficult to place. After all, the campfire was our ancestors first kitchen; Which may have something to do with it. In addition to that nostalgia, comes a smokey taste and texture that is difficult to replicate, anywhere, but in the field as a campfire chef.I have had some o ...
Have you ever heard of a tuna oil lamp? A tuna oil lamp is a light source that uses the oil from a typical tuna can.Tuna Oil Lamp: Surviving The Night With A Can Of TunaSurvival/emergency situations always push us to be ever more resourceful. When darkness catches you in the middle of nowhere and you don’t have a flashlight, you can turn to the food you brought along. You’re definitely in luck when you have a can of tuna. The vegetable oil is flammable so it can be used as fuel for your can ...
Whether you are planning to go camping, do some yard work, or live outdoors, you’ll need appropriate clothing. From extreme temperatures to injuries, health risks, and even dangers posed by other people, these specific fabrics and garment will keep you safe.Contrary to popular belief, you do not need to buy new clothes or even ones that are pre-made, and stockpile them for a crisis situation.Focus on these 10 questions about material and fit, and you can easily find good quality clothing th ...
When it comes to our emergency preparedness, practice makes perfect. We cannot just throw a bunch of high-speed gear into a backpack and consider ourselves prepped for the trek to basecamp or our BOL. Not only do we need to be familiar with our gear but we also need to master the skills to implement this gear in a crisis. The best way that I know of to develop and maintain these skills is to get out in the field, setup various hypothetical situations and get to work!10 Tips To Help You ...
I do a lot of backpacking, it is something I really enjoy, do quite often, and feel that it is something at which I have become quite efficient.That’s why when I see peoples’ advice on what a bug-out bag should look like I often end up shaking my head. Nobody would last an hour out deep into the woods with the bags I constantly see flaunted. More often than not, they’re poorly made tacticool bags that were created by somebody who’s spent the majority of their life in a cubicl ...
Water, water everywhere… but not a drop to drink…In a crisis, whether you’re in the heart of the concrete jungle or deep in the backwoods, knowing how and where to find water no matter where you are is an absolute life saver.  So what do you do when turning the taps is not an option?Wilderness Survival Skills: 7 Sources of Water OutdoorsFailure to find water has massive and compounding effects on both your health and your mind. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just warmth that you ...
Over the river and through the woods, to the bug out location, we go…But be careful, that first step can be a real doozy. If you’re not careful and cross a river the wrong way it could really put you up a creek without a paddle.Follow these 7 tips to safely cross that stream and make it to the other side.Survival Skills: 7 Tips To Safely Cross Creeks, Streams, Rivers, and RapidsWhether you’re camping out or bugging out on foot. One of the most dangerous and unpredictable things you can encounter ...
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