A camping safety checklist honestly isn't something I've put much thought into in quite a while. However, sometimes it's easy to get caught up in seeing the world through your eyes and not thinking about other points of view. This is as true of the outdoors as it is anything else. While I'm still a proponent that everyone should spend more time enjoying nature, this focuses … [Read more...] about Your Camping Safety Checklist: Good Preparation Matters!
There are many types of outdoor saws out there, and this is doubly true when looking at the wide array of different work saws, camping saws, or even survival saw options that are out there. While a good hand chain saw can be an interesting addition to a bug out bag and a truly good portable folding saw can certainly be useful, as far as a great campsite tool for cutting massive … [Read more...] about Best Bow Saws for Camping or Survival
There are many different types of camp saws out there. If you're looking for a specialty saw to help with some serious landscaping or a good survival piece that can help increase your chances of survival out in the wild, or somewhere in the middle, a hand hand folding saw combines the best aspects of a survival saw and a lockback pocket knife. This combination creates a … [Read more...] about Best Folding Saws Reviewed
Coral snakes are one of the most interesting venomous native to the United States, and the only venomous snake species that is not a pit viper. While rattlesnakes, copperheads, and water moccasins all fall under pit viper, the brightly colored coral snakes are actually elapidaes (same family as cobras, black mambas, and many sea snakes), instead. These snakes tend to be very … [Read more...] about Quick Hitter: Coral Snake Vs. King Snake – Telling Them Apart
Emergency locator beacons are an important piece of equipment. While often called avalanche locators for winter warriors who are a bit worried about what the slopes or winter trails might bring, the truth is that there are actually many types of emergency receivers or beacons that serve a wide variety of purposes and they are better than ever. Whether to set off in case … [Read more...] about Best Emergency Locator Beacons: For More Than Just Avalanche Season!
My mind is full of memories of my Scouting days from when I was a youth and truth be told, many of my best memories came from early Cub Scout campouts that would be the first steps towards me eventually becoming an Eagle Scout. Anything with the wilderness always caught my interest, so learning about wilderness survival, the importance of water, and the various ways to get … [Read more...] about How to Purify Water While Camping or Backpacking
Emergency winter blankets are a popular addition to any travel survival gear, and for good reason. Whether you're looking at heavy duty designs from some of the old school companies that can give some degree of secure warmth in a pinch in winter survival situations, or the lighter new versions that work better as a versatile piece of equipment for emergencies or as a … [Read more...] about Best Emergency Winter Blankets: Be Prepared for Winter Survival!
Note: This is an individual product review looking at the Stoikd emergency blankets (mylar). Although they did send us a complimentary product to review, this is not a sponsored post. We give only 100% completely honest reviews based on our experience. This remains true whether good, bad, or ugly. We have not been paid or further compensated for this post beyond the free review … [Read more...] about Stoikd Emergency Blankets Reviewed: Individual Product Review
While it can be fun to shop for a big family tent or take a look at reviewing the newest piece of wilderness survival gear to hit the market, sometimes it's the less sexy things that are most important for an outdoorsman to be properly prepared. Good parachute cord (also commonly referred to as paracord) is an incredibly valuable material. Whether you're looking at a … [Read more...] about Best Parachute Cord (Paracord) Reviewed
Do Snake Bite Kits Really Work? From the first time I read about them, I loved the idea of snake bite kits, and instantly wanted to know what the best options were. As someone afraid of snakes, & fearing a venomous snake bite in an isolated area, the promise of being able to treat it seemed great. But do snake bite kits really work? The problem is the answer is … [Read more...] about Snake Bite Kits: Do They Help Or Hurt?
The great outdoors have so much to offer, but the most beautiful places are often among the most wild and that means being prepared for the worst like surviving a bear attack. While this won't be an issue in many places, if you are heading into bear country you definitely want to be prepared for the worst case scenario. A little knowledge and preparation can go a long way … [Read more...] about How To Survive A Bear Attack
Sometimes you need to think really hard about good blog or article topics. Sometimes you need to do a lot of research to really dig into the ideas...and sometimes chance steps in and brings in some real life inspiration. So the reason we're going to go straight into surviving an animal attack is because I just narrowly avoided getting mauled by an overly aggressive dog that … [Read more...] about How To Survive An Animal Attack