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Surviving a Bear Attack

Surviving a Bear Attack

In my wilderness survival class, I am frequently asked what kind of gun would be the best defense against a bear attack.  I am asked[Read More…]

by March 26, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear, Skills
Vasque Skywalk GTX Review

Vasque Skywalk GTX Review

Hitting the trail in a shiny new pair of hiking boots is akin to driving a new car off the lot: The rush of adrenaline,[Read More…]

by March 18, 2016 0 comments Gear
Perfect Weight Vest Review & Exercises

Perfect Weight Vest Review & Exercises

If you are looking for different ways to train for your backpacking adventures, then you should try the Perfect® Weight Vest. It comes in two[Read More…]

by March 9, 2016 0 comments Gear
Klymit Insulated Static V Lite Review

Klymit Insulated Static V Lite Review

Buying a camping pad is a complex gamble that will often take an avid backpacker years of expensive trial and error to win. Every pro[Read More…]

by February 28, 2016 0 comments Gear
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What’s In Your Ditty Bag?

If you look at your list of backpacking equipment, it breaks down into relatively few items grouped by activity: There are shelter items which will[Read More…]

by February 24, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear, Skills
WoolX X303 Daily Boxer Briefs Review

WoolX X303 Daily Boxer Briefs Review

The most experience-heightening change I ever made to my gear set was switching to a  good pair of athletic boxer briefs. Gone were the days of[Read More…]

by February 10, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear
Numinous 65L Travel Pack Review

Numinous 65L Travel Pack Review

When searching for a pack, a specific use generally stays at the forefront of my purchasing decisions. Whether it be for day use, extended backpacking[Read More…]

by February 5, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear
Salewa Alp Flow Mid Boots Review

Salewa Alp Flow Mid Boots Review

The Salewa Alp Flow Mid Boots are a “…tough trekking boots made of nubuck and ballistic mesh with a protective rubber edging. Innovative GORE-TEX® Surround™ Technology creates[Read More…]

by January 31, 2016 0 comments Gear
Icebreaker Cool-Lite Strike T-Shirt Review

Icebreaker Cool-Lite Strike T-Shirt Review

When I’m going camping, I usually throw a bunch of regular, old, cotton t-shirts in my backpack. The moisture-wicking tees that I buy at sports[Read More…]

by January 22, 2016 0 comments Gear
New Cairn App — Trip Safety and Cell Coverage

New Cairn App — Trip Safety and Cell Coverage

We all know that you should tell someone where you’re going and when you plan to return. It improves your chances of being found quickly[Read More…]

by January 20, 2016 0 comments Community, Gear