Before smartphones and LTE towers were the norm; your options for communications while hiking were limited. Basically you would go for your Ham Radio or Amateur radio certificate (call sign) and prepare a communications kit. Now with new technology like satellite communicators like garmin (delorme) inreach and spot, you save a lot of space in […]
Baking An Apple Cranberry Pie Outdoors Is The Best With harvest season almost to a close, I had a bag of fresh cranberries and couldn’t figure out what to make with it. So I looked at my dutch oven and pie plate and thought that a apple cranberry pie would be a nice challenge cooking […]
Which knots to use when hammock camping? That’s a great question. You can use a variety of knots when hammock camping, but it really depends on your hammock camping system. In this post, I’ll go over the knots that I’ve used when hammock camping with my ENO Single Nesthammock. So let’s go over the components. […]
I want to talk about the three main areas when considering a Tilley Hat. I’ll be using three styles of hats from my collection to demonstrate Build Quality, Sizing & Maintenance along with a few tips how to clean and wear your Tilley hat.
Hurricane Season and Other Weather Events Do you have your emergency communication kit for home ready? Out here along the Eastern coastline, we got to deal with hurricane season. Despite what you may think from watching CNN or the Weather Channel, once a hurricane passes Boston, it’s heading right at me, being based in Nova […]
Here’s a day pack I think works great for 3 season hiking for distances up to 10k and maybe a bit beyond. The Osprey Syncro 15is mainly geared for cycling but can also be used for day hiking during the 3 seasons. I can easily fit in my 10 hiking essentials and maybe an extra […]
In this video we will take a quick look at the Victorinox Swiss Army knife adventurer with the camo style nylon handles. This part of their 111mm series of knives featuring their updated design they’ve introduced several years ago. This knife is a 2 layer tool; there are a few variations with Centurion being the […]
Map & Compass is a skill that needs practice to maintain our proficiency. The main reason for this is simple; GPS devices will fail us at some point. You might run out of power, lose it or break it. When this happens, we want to have a backup to continue to navigate out of the wilderness […]
We will take a look at a solar EDC kit good for outdoors, urban & travel situations. Now I’m sure lots of you have solar panels and battery packs, but we don’t talk about the system around them often. If we do, it’s within an emergency context.