The Best Sleeping Bags

Whether you’re an occasional weekend warrior or a diehard “dirtbag” thru-hiker who spends more time on the trail than not, your choice of sleeping bag will largely determine just how enjoyable your trips in the backcountry will prove to be. Along with your tent, backpack, and boots, this is one of the “biggies” of the… Read More

Man sharpening knife on stone

A good pocket knife is a crucial piece of equipment for outdoor lovers. It can be utilized for a multitude of tasks, from foraging and cooking, to removing splinters, cutting seat belts, and even saving lives. The secret, of course, is not just to carry your pocket knife with you, but to ensure that it… Read More

Campfire

Campfires have a way of bringing people together. There’s just something about gathering around the warmth of hypnotic flames drawing in the smoky scent and hearing the low crackle of smoldering embers. This outdoor tradition has been practiced for generations, and it’s something you can easily share with your friends and family by following these… Read More

Torch

Fire is an important necessity when you are in the wild. It can give you warmth to avoid hypothermia in cold areas, boil water so you can drink it, cook your food, as well as give you light to keep wild animals at bay in the darkness of night. If you’re unsure of how to… Read More

Snare trap

Certain lost arts still have their place in the required skill set for outdoor survival situations. Navigating by the stars, starting a fire without matches or a lighter, digging a snow hole, building a makeshift shelter with branches and brush, and filtering water from a wild source with rocks and pebbles are just a few…. Read More

Woman drinking water while camping

When it comes to surviving in the wilderness, getting enough water should be a top priority. In fact, water is more important than food since whilst it’s possible for a human to survive for up to a few weeks without eating, you’ll only last a maximum of five days without water, and even less if… Read More

Making a compass

Whether you are heading out for a day hike, a kayaking adventure, or any other outdoor excursion, the compass is a must-have tool for navigation. Even if you are planning to use an electronic GPS or map, a compass is one of the “ten essentials” you should always carry with you into the backcountry. In… Read More

Building a home in the woods

If you plan on visiting the woods anytime soon, knowing how to make a shelter is one of the most important skills that you can learn. Sure, you can always cover yourself in leaves, or burrow into the dirt, to stay warm overnight if you find yourself stranded. But what if it rains, snows, or… Read More

The Best Canopy Tents

Canopy tents are such a useful product, it’s hard to imagine a person who couldn’t benefit from ownership – at least occasionally. Whether you need one for an event or you just want it for camping, one certainty in life is complications with the weather, and a canopy tent can mitigate that unpredictability. Sun, rain,… Read More