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September 07, 2016

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5 Expert Camping Hacks

 No matter how many times you enter the wilderness on a  backpacking expedition, you are undoubtedly going to  encounter some unexpected circumstances that will force  you to think on your feet.  The trouble is that sometimes,  when faced with situations like these, you may find  yourself to be unprepared for what nature has laid before  you. 
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August 18, 2016

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5 Bucket Lists Hikes in the U.S.

Anyone who is serious about hiking has  most likely put  together a list of some of the  places they most want to see.  Picturesque  mountain ranges, scenic rivers, and  uninhabited islands set in the midst of  expansive lakes all  call to us. 
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August 05, 2016

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A Change in Taste and Perception

 I first learned about survival straws back in the  late Fall/early Winter of 2015.  I was looking for  gifts for my wife for the holidays and came  across these interesting little devices.  While I  didn’t opt to buy one at that moment, it wasn’t  long before I had one in my hands to try out for  the first time. View full article →
July 29, 2016

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Planning Ahead for Camping

 One of the best preparations you can make for  yourself when considering camping is to prepare as  much of your cooking items ahead of time.    Nobody wants to spend their valuable vacation  time prepping loads of vegetables when that time  could be spent making memories. 

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July 20, 2016

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Homemade Bug Spray and Prevention

Bug sprays are one of those things that you should always have when preparing for a day hiking in the woods or an evening by the pool.  It’s a fact of life that we always have to deal with bugs even if we don’t want to.  Just remember that you have options when it comes to how you deal with these pests. 

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July 06, 2016

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Camping with Kids


Camping at its very best can be a challenge for even the most experienced of us.  You can have the best gear and all the skills and know needed to thrive in the wilderness and guess what…it can still rain and ruin your trip. View full article →
June 30, 2016

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Pest Free is the Way to Be

I was recently reminded of a critical lesson when it comes to camping.  If you do not keep your campsite clean, you will soon have all the visitors you never wanted to see in the first place.  Everything from skunks and raccoons to bears and squirrels will soon be treating your campsite like the pantry you present it as once you give them that initial access. 

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June 24, 2016

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Trek Ultra’s Solar Powered LED Light Leads the Way

The gear I include to bring are things I find to be of the utmost usefulness to me while out in nature.  I explore and incorporate everything from fishing gear to tools and even a new tent as each new season rolls around and I can head back into the woods.  What I require from a good piece of camping equipment is versatility along with dependability.  And that is what I found when I recently received a solar powered camping light from the folks at Trek Ultra.
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June 09, 2016

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How To Tell Time Without a Watch

How many times have you been out on the water or hiking in the woods and realized you have no idea what time it is?  At some points in life, this not knowing is about as blissful a feeling as can be had.  You are free to go at your own speed without a care for the time of day.  The trouble is that there are still those other times when it is extremely critical for you to know what time it is and you stress yourself out because you need to know right away and can’t.
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June 01, 2016

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Survival Essentials for Lighting a Fire on the First Try

Survival Essentials for Lighting a Fire on the First Try

The firewood has been gathered.  You have the wood organized into your preferred configuration and are ready to start your campfire.  And here is where you must pause and consider your options.  Your ability to start a fire is one of the most critical elements you need to remember when setting out to camp outdoors.

 

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