Matthew Gonzales

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Best Survival Axe: Top 9 Hatchets and Camp Axes (Updated July, 2018)

Axes and hatchets are far more efficient and useful in the wilderness as they can be used to chop wood, to speed up game preparation, to hunt, …

Woodworking

Cougar Crest Mountain Bike Trail in Big Bear City, California

Intermediate<p>3<p>miles<p>Singletrack<p>↑ 0 ft<br>↓ 1,000 ft<p>7,659<p>elevation (ft)<p>Out & Back<p>Trail Description<p>About this <b>trail</b><p>Cougar Crest is a rocky, technical trail …

20 essentials for epic mountain bike rides

One of the best parts of mountain biking is that it enables you to journey farther and faster into the backcountry than you could on foot. This also …

First Aid

Discovering The Black Canyon Trail

For some, adventure is defined by harrowing near-death experiences. For me, having the intent to adventure is what defines it—even just getting away …

Best mountain bike mudguards and fenders

When it comes to winter mountain biking, using a mudguard is an easy and affordable way to make it much more pleasant.<p>A good mudguard will keep water …

Washing Machines

What to carry when mountain biking

Knowledge Level: Intermediate<p>Whether you are riding at a trail centre or exploring the countryside on by-ways and bridleways, you should always aim …

Emergency Medicine

Kniper Throwing Knife Multi-Tool

Throwing knives are traditionally very specific tools. So it's nice to see one that does more than just scare the pants off the person standing in …

Multi-tools

Essential Gear: Bear Spray in Grizzly Country

Trail sweat, bug dope, fish slime, campfire crud—these are the components of the wretched stench that typically attends the backpacking angler. I’m …

Camping

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What to do if bitten by a snake.

If you live in the Coachella Valley you should learn how to handle a snake bite. Each year, about 8,000 venomous snake bites occur in the US and …

16 Uses of Sticky Pine Sap for Wilderness Survival and Self-Reliance

by Todd Walker<p>Scavenging resources in a wilderness survival situation can turn up life-saving stuff. That’s why developing a possum mentality is …

10 Best Meat Rabbit Breeds for Homesteads | The Self-Sufficient Living

Rabbit meats is very commonly consumed all over the world and is used in making different delicious dishes which might include soups, stews, barbecue …

Insects

How Long Can You Store Food in the Freezer? (Chart)

My favorite purchase by far has been (drum roll)…. yep, my freezer!Maybe it eats up too much electricity and space, but it has saved me MANY trips to …

How to Build a Smokehouse

Preserving food these days seems like a hard job, unless you want to do it in a natural way. The perfect medium for this is a smoke house. This …

Power Tools

How to Grow Potatoes in a Container

<b>Potatoes is one of the easiest vegetables to grow.</b><p>You need:<p>a) A vertical container: that’s a large pot, dust bin or bucket with a few drainage holes, …

Rescue Me Balloon SOS Emergency Canister (video)

Adventurers, sailors or anyone else that might be walking or exploring forests or the wilderness in the near future may be interested in a new SOS …

Camping

How to Properly Pack a Backpack for Travel [Infographic] - Vagabondish

How to Pack a Backpack for Travel is an infographic by Tortuga Backpacks.

Sawyer Squeeze – Updated 2013 Version

<b>Greetings Hikers,</b><p>A few days ago, on January 15, Ron Bell from Mountain Laurel Designs announced on their facebook page that a new 2013 version of the …

LT4 Trekking Poles Poles by Gossamer Gear

<b>Greetings Hikers,</b><p>Back when I got back into hiking a number of years ago the third thing I bought was a pair of Gossamer Gear LT4 Trekking Poles and I …

My Mt. Whitney Gear List

How to Stitch a Wound

<b>1.</b> Attempt only if evacuation isn't an option. If you screw up, you could cause permanent tissue damage and a nasty infection.<p><b>2.</b> Irrigate the wound with boiled water—you can use a plastic bag with a hole poked in it—and then scrub with soap.<p><b>3.</b> Sterilize your needle and thread.<p><b>4.</b> Start stitching …

Forget flare guns; this pocket-sized rescue balloon stays aloft for days

While flare guns are certainly handy in a pinch, they’re not without their shortcomings. You can use them to hail rescuers when you’re stranded on a …

How To Make a Wire Small Game Snare For Your Survival Kit

As you may already know, Artofmanliness.com just published an article that I wrote titled <i>HOW TO BUILD A SMALL GAME SURVIVAL SNARE</i>. This is a very …

Coffeebrewer | Trail Coffee at its Best!

Test: Source 'Ultimate Hydration System'

Grab a hose, bite, sip, and then drink — hydration reservoirs are the modern day canteen, a water-toting vessel so useful and mandatory that I would …

Survival & Emergency Preparedness News and Information

Guide to Land Navigation with Military Grid Reference System

The ability to navigate terrain with a map and compass is a skill-set that’s become lost in recent years due to technological advances like GPS and …

Creating A Simple And Inexpensive Rain Water Collection System

Visitors to the farm are usually surprised to learn that we water the entire garden and landscape with only the water from our rain water collection …