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Book Review – Awesome Woman’s Outdoor Guide

Book Review – Awesome Woman’s Outdoor Guide

A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO THE WILD Your Complete Outdoor Handbook By Ruby McConnel and Illustrated by Teresa Grasseschi 287 pp. Available through Sasquatch Books or[Read More…]

by August 30, 2016 0 comments Community, Skills
Outdoor Photography – How to Capture the Milky Way

Outdoor Photography – How to Capture the Milky Way

My favorite months to capture outdoor photography images of the Milky Way are August and September. The core of our galaxy is visible before the[Read More…]

by July 20, 2016 0 comments Community, Skills
5 Things Every Beginner Backpacker Needs

5 Things Every Beginner Backpacker Needs

There are several necessities every beginner backpacker will need to ensure a memorable adventure. Even if you are embarking on a day trip, you can[Read More…]

by June 29, 2016 0 comments Skills
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
An Intro to Pet Medical Care

An Intro to Pet Medical Care

My friends Lori and Ray have the biggest hound hearts around – they have no less than six adopted greyhounds in their household. The dogs[Read More…]

by March 15, 2016 0 comments Community, Skills
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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
How To Start A Fire In The Rain

How To Start A Fire In The Rain

Gasping for air, you break the surface and glimpse your capsized canoe disappearing around the river bend. Dragging yourself out of the icy water and[Read More…]

by February 17, 2016 0 comments Community, Skills
Leave a trip itinerary with a trusted friend before you go on your trip.  Photo Source: www.ukpreppersguide.co.uk

Car Survival in the Backcountry

Most survival situations are not dramatic falls or being shipwrecked on a forgotten island. Most survival situations start as mundane events that evolve into dangerous[Read More…]

by February 12, 2016 0 comments Community, Skills
When building survival fire in bad weather make sure to use a platform to get the fire off the snow or damp ground.  The platform should be substantial enough not to melt into the snow as the fire burns.  Photo Source: overhang.ca

Building Survival Fire in Bad Weather

With all the rain and snow we are getting this winter, it is time again to brush-up on building survival fire in bad weather. One[Read More…]

by January 26, 2016 0 comments Community, Skills
Blister Popping: Two Camps

Blister Popping: Two Camps

Heat. Moisture. Friction. Sounds like an accurate description inside your boots after a few miles on the trail, right? It also describes the triad of[Read More…]

by December 18, 2015 0 comments Skills