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

The Best Bear-Proof Canisters and Containers

Bear-proof canisters and containers are necessary for keeping bears away from your food, supplies, and trash when you’re in bear country. Having first-hand experience with a bear stealing my food, I can assure you that bear-proof containers are the only way to safely protect your snacks from a hungry bear. We have put together a… Read More

The Best Travel Coffee Mugs

Whether you’re heading out on a backcountry weekend adventure or just running to the local grocery store, a quality travel coffee mug is essential. Not just for coffee, these typically vacuum insulated beverage containers keep your drinks hot or cold for hours on end. This means you never have to worry about your ice water… Read More

The Best Coolers with Wheels

Spending time outside can be very relaxing and a lot of fun, whether it’s sitting in a camp chair or sprawled out in a hammock. Warm drinks, however? Not so much. Fortunately, coolers keep your favorite foods and drinks cool, even when the weather is hot and sunny. And if that cooler has wheels, it’s… Read More