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Intermediate Wilderness Bushcraft | 1

<b>Move Your Skills Beyond Basic Bushcraft</b><p>Our Intermediate Wilderness Bushcraft course starts where most bushcraft courses finish. Extending and …

Bushcraft

Ten Tips For Bouldering Outdoors

Bouldering outdoors on rock is very different from bouldering indoors at the climbing wall and this can come as a shock to some beginners. This …

Assets Management

No matter your age, we've developed a balanced investment strategy to help you achieve the shape of your life—and maintain it for years to come.<p>The Payoff<p><i>Train with purpose, pack your calendar with challenging events, and something remarkable happens: Fitness ceases to be a chore and becomes part</i> …

Immune System

Transition from Rock to Alpine

Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>773<p>773<p>SHARES<p>Progressing from weekend cragging to long alpine routes can be intimidating for anyone, even strong and …

Climbing

Build A Guaranteed Fire Kit

Spring’s a comin’ and many of you are reorganizing your gear and kits for warm weather on the horizon. I’ve written posts before about Survival Fire …

Tinder

John Muir Trail: Altitude Sickness, Part 1

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of altitude sickness is the randomness with which it can occur. The same hiker, who has no problem at 10,000 feet …

My Mt. Whitney Gear List

First Look: Tenkara Fly Fishing Gear

It is Tenkara USA's 1st birthday today, so I thought it appropriate to share with you a look at the tenkara gear I purchased recently. You'll have to …

Taut Line Hitch How to Tie

First Look at the Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter

Recently, I have seen a number of people’s videos as well as blog reviews (and not to mention quite a bit of forum talk) of the Sawyer Squeeze. Here …

Post Hike Gear Thoughts

This past hike was quite an experience for me. First and foremost, I got to revisit the same section of trail in which my wife & I experienced our …

Ultralight is not dead

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Ultralight has died with all the talk about it. But like a cat, this philosophy has many lives; and ideas, well, …

Ultralight Makeover - Stay Fresh with Less

yosemite . the solo camping trip.

Ah, Yosemite. Few places in the world have my heart like you do. The first time I ever set foot in Yosemite, it was in the winter of 2011. I was in …

PROBAR Fuel Bar

<b>Greetings Hikers,</b><p>The other day I got some PROBAR Fuel Bars and I pretty much instantly fell in love with them!<p>A little over a month ago I wrote about …

My guyline & tension system for tents, tarps, and hammocks

By onAugust 22, 2016 in Shelters, Skills 121<p>The guyline and tensioning systems normally found on backpacking shelters (including tents, tarps, and …

Six Ways to Get Ready for Going Off-Grid

Regardless of where you live, the possibility of a short-term power outage is likely at some point. For most of us, this happens two or three times a …

Debunking Sunscreen Myths

Just because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration changed its sunscreen regulations doesn’t mean the lotions you buy at the store will actually protect you.<p>In fact, a 2013 report from a nonprofit watchdog found that only 25 percent of the products on the market really work. More than half of the …

Skin Care

Synthetic fabrics used for tents and backpacks are coated with a water repellent treatment. Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light both destroys the …

Backpacking

10 Clever Ideas That Will Make Camping Easier And More Fun!

Camping is a classic summertime activity, and it’s a great way to spend quality time with your family enjoying the outdoors. But there’s no denying …

Campfire Cooking Plus Four Camp Recipes

<b>Foil is one of the key components of campfire cooking.</b><p>Food tastes delicious when cooked outdoors. And nothing quite highlights a fun campout like …

23 Essential Winter Camping Hacks

Reasons why camping in the winter is actually better: There are no bugs, the wildlife is in hibernation, and no one but you is crazy enough to be out there in the arctic temperature.

Camping

John Muir Trail Packing List

This is my final packing list for the John Muir Trail.<p>I decided to go without a stove for 3 reasons:<p>I would only be using it for freeze dried dinners …

My S.E.R.E. Kit Loadout- Black Scout Reviews

Black Scout Reviews - Hedgehog Leatherworks ESEE-5 Sheath

Gear Closet: SPOT Satellite Messenger Gen3

When it was released a few years back the SPOT Satellite Messenger was a revelation to the outdoor community. Not only did it allow us to call for …

Fimbulvetr Snowshoes

Snowshoeing is probably not everyone's first choice for an exciting winter sport, but that may be because they haven't done it with Fimbulvetr …