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September guide to the bright planets

In September 2018, 4 planets continue to arc across the evening sky. From west to east as darkness falls, these bright worlds are Venus, Jupiter, …

Hemisphere

Touch Tonic Makes Your Gloves Compatible with Smartphone

It’s time to get a pair of touchscreen friendly gloves, but if you prefer your own gloves, you may like to use Touch Tonic to make your favorite …

Bushcraft Knife Safety for Children

Introducing Emma Hampton:<p>While I was Course Director of Woodlore Ltd I hired Emma onto my team of outdoor staff and we have worked together for the …

How To Know What Plants Are Safe To Eat

In today’s uncertain world, you never know when you may be caught in a situation where there are no grocery markets, no farms, and no homes for as …

Off-grid

Lightweight Backpacking News: Digest No. 3

Introduction<p>If you’d like to submit a link to a timely (fresh) story for us to consider including in our next installment, please send it along to …

12 Essential Winter Camping and Backpacking Hacks

Winter camping and backpacking have a much steeper learning curve than three season hiking and camping because you have to carry a lot more gear and …

The Great Outdoor Fitness Plan: Plyometric Exercises

Fitness<p>Author:<p>Laurie Tarkan<p>Publish date:<p><b>A Note on Plyometrics</b><p>Plyometric exercises train your muscles to explode and are a shortcut to building …

Muscle

Ski Goggles: New Technology Means More, Better Choices - And Confusion

When I started skiing, goggles were something to be avoided – sunglasses were the preferred eyewear and goggles a last resort, for very low temperatures or bad weather.<p>Part of this, admittedly, was the bizarre fashion of the 80s, with a penchant for mirrored sunglasses on the slopes, but most of …

Cooking Technique: DIY Bag Bowls

Adding hot water to a food bag? Try PackIt Gourmet’s Cook-In-Bags (from $0.60; 0.3 oz.; packitgourmet.com), which stand on their own and are designed …

Simple Shepherd’s Pie

<i>2 servings</i><p><b>Ingredients</b><br>½ cup freeze-dried veggie medley (peas, corn, carrots)<br>1/3 cup chopped, dried mushrooms<br>¼ tsp dried rosemary<br>½ tsp dried …

Recipes

My Three Favorite Bushcraft Items

Great Camping Meals & Road Trip Food Ideas

Yum<p>Share1K<p>Pin2K<p>Tweet<p>Stumble6K<p>Reddit<p>Shares 8K<p>In June of 2013, my boyfriend and I packed a camper van and hit the road around Europe. We visited many …

Just Add Water: Three Easy Backpacking Meals

After a full day in the wilderness, the last thing you have energy for is cooking an elaborate dinner. But, hiking to or around your campsite is sure …

Backpacking

Five Wild Plants Every Backpacker Should Know

Knowing a few wild plants can not only enhance your outdoor wilderness experience, it could even save your life! Many people are intimidated by the …

Tips & Tricks: How To Secure Any Draw-Cord Closure

Paul Kirtley is owner and Chief Instructor of Frontier Bushcraft. He has had a lifelong passion for the great outdoors and gains great satisfaction …

Essential Wilderness Equipment

If you were stranded in the middle of nowhere, your chances of survival would be significantly higher if you had this equipment with you. To me, …

Brad’s Campsite Jambalaya

8 Servings<p>If you decide to make this best jambalaya recipe out in the wild, pack the perishables in a cooler.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>1½ pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1” pieces<p>1 pound andouille sausage, sliced<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

How Can I Outfit My Next Backpacking Trip on the Cheap?

<i>A:</i><p>Every centimeter of your pack—and each buck in your wallet—counts. Stuffing it with gear that pulls double or triple duty is one of the smartest ways to consolidate space. I picked seven of my favorite multi-purpose items that you can get for under $7. Hiking smart shouldn't break the bank.<p><b>1.</b> …

2014's Best New Winter Boots

Stomp around with impunity in these–the best winter boots of 2014.<p>The North Face Arctic Guide<p>Think of the Arctic Guide ($150) as a winter boot with the DNA of a minimalist trail runner. A waterproof-breathable upper paired with Primaloft insulation in the toes protects your foot from the elements …

An Insanely Light Snowshoe

Snowshoes have been evolving for 6,000 years, but it wasn’t until this season that they became truly high-tech.<p>Enter the Fimbulvetr, a lightweight snowshoe made from a thermoplastic elastomer most often used in car engines and shock absorbers. It also happens to be very strong, very durable, and …

How Can I Eat Well While Backpacking?

<i>A:</i><p>I totally understand. It’s tough to pack food that tastes good and keeps you on the go. For a lot of people, the simplest, most economical options get boring.<p>One solution is to pack freeze-dried meals. I'd recommend Mountain House’s Lasagna with Meat Sauce ($6.50 for two servings) or AlpineAire's …

Canoe Rigging 101

<i>The following is an exclusive excerpt from the new book NOLS Canoeing, by NOLS senior faculty member and program supervisor Zand Martin. The book is</i> …

Forums Archive

• Forum<br>• Topics<br>• Posts<br>• Freshness<p>Support your forums: shop for the latest deals at these merchant partners:<p>Forums related to the buying and selling of gear. …

ITS Mini Survival Kit (MSK)

The ITS Mini Survival Kit is our solution for a small pocket-sized survival kit which is based on years of evaluating and tweaking the contents we …

Bushcraft: How To Tie A Taut Tarp Hitch

Bushcraft

Pinterest

Insect Shield Outdoor Blanket

Laying down a blanket in the park for an early evening picnic? Sounds fun. Gross and dirty flies diving into your food? Not so much. Getting bit by …

Camping

Hill skills: how to go lightweight camping

Lightweight camping always seems like a great idea – especially when slogging uphill strapped to a 90-litre monster. But packing light is a dark art …