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First Aid Kit Checklist: List of Supplies And Content

There are many first aid kits on the market - small, large, pricey, affordable. It's easy to get overwhelmed by all of the options, so it's a good idea to have a first aid kit checklist to make sure you have everything you need. After

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Bushwhacking is a Lifestyle

If you have ever been anywhere with me, from the grocery store to the crag, you know that navigation is not my greatest talent. In fact, I could probably get lost in an empty room. So when my partner Al told me he had a crazy idea for taking on

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Modern Bushcraft in the Backcountry... Or Backyard

"Isn't bushcraft just a word for survivalism that doesn't make you sound like a nut?" asked my wife when I first suggested our daughters and I sign up for a weekend workshop. She had me there. Bushcraft is about being self-reliant in t

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Lose the Trail? How to Survive Until Help Arrives

This past spring, I joined some friends to hike on California's Mount Tamalpais. At the trailhead, I caught some grief when I shouldered my da

Guide to Wildfire Season - Big Fall Creek Road, Lowell, United States

The Adventurer's Guide to Wildfire Season

Where I live in Western Montana, we have hunting season, snowmobiling season, mud season, and fire season. When the weather heats up at the end of June, locals regard city-dwelling tourists and outdoor sports enthusiasts with a great deal of suspicion. Are

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How To Build A Campfire: A Step-By-Step Guide

Building a fire is one of the most rewarding tasks somebody can do for themselves. Campfires provide warmth, light, protection, meal preparation, and a relaxing ambiance. Yet, in survival situations when a fire is needed, it can be inc

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Bearanoid? Don't Let Bears Keep You Out of the Backcountry - Part Two

Lowering the risk of bear vs. human conflict There's no fail-safe method for deterring bears, nor is there any guarantee that you will avoid conflict when you're in their environment. But most people who spend time in bear country will encounter a

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Bearanoid? Don't Let Bears Keep You Out of the Backcountry - Part One

If you've seen The Revenant, Backcountry, or even Annihilation, perhaps you developed a wee bit of bear paranoia. I personally think that these over-the-top movies elicit a healthier attitude towards bears than, say, Tim Treadwell's cuddly

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Survival Skills: Your Winter "Just in Case" Car Kit

Imagine you're traversing a mountain pass on a holiday road trip, and snowy conditions, fatigue, and your smartphone lead you to a wrong turn. Before you know it, you're lost. And stuck. Suddenly, the snow's far deeper than it was only yards before, and the