steam on pot in kitchen
11 Mar 2017

How Can You Collect Water in the Desert?

OK, you might not be in the actual DESERT when there’s an emergency situation. But around my parts, the Pacific Northwest, it’s common to go for weeks in the summertime with no rain. I’ve lived in my city for 25 years, and over that time there’s been a noticeable shift

JIT Charger
08 Mar 2017

The JIT Charger is “Just In Time” When You Need Power

While we were at SHOT Show earlier this year in January, we met the people selling the JIT Charger. They were also selling Ron Hood survival videos (more on that later!) I got to talking with the guys at the booth and became really interested in their JIT charger. I

Sherp ATV
28 Feb 2017

Sherp ATV Is Crazy Cool Off Roader

I like vehicles. Yes, I drive a car everyday to and from work and everything else. But our everyday car is not the type of car we dream about. Last year we wrote about the Ripsaw EV2 Supertank, and we’ve discovered another drool-worthy vehicle we have to tell you about.

MyCanoe Folding Origami Canoe
23 Feb 2017

Will a Folding Canoe Save Your Life?

Depending on where you live, you might need to cross water to get home or to your safe place in the event of a social or natural disaster. I live in the northwest, where there are two major rivers that bisect my town. Depending on the way I drive home,

Nube Stratos Hammock Shelter
20 Feb 2017

Live in a Hammock Shelter This Summer

It’s only December, I know. But when I found this Nube Stratos Hammock Shelter by Sierra Madre Research on Kickstarter, my mind immediately went to June. By a lake somewhere, in the mountains. No one else around for miles. Maybe I have a tent and maybe I don’t. With this

Grandpa's Pine Tar Soap
09 Feb 2017

Looking for Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Outdoor Gearheads?

Whether you’re a man or a woman, if you’re reading this site we know you want the best gear out there. Valentine’s Day is coming up. Who wants a box of chocolate, I mean, really? A piece or two, maybe. But I’d much rather have a sharp new knife or

Aggressive woman attacking a man with a punch to the throat
24 Jan 2017

5 Ways to Take An Attacker Down

Let’s say you’re on the hiking trail and some creep starts getting too close. Or let’s say you’re at the grocery store and some creep starts getting too close. Here are 5 ways to take an attacker down if you can’t avoid them. 1. Use a stick. Many readers of

Timbersled ST120 Snow Bike
13 Jan 2017

The Ultimate Snow Bike Timbersled ST120

The Northwest where I am is typically not known for harsh, snowy and icy winters. In recent years, though, that has changed and we’ve gotten more snow and ice days, which result in school closures, road closures and businesses closed around the state. I don’t know if it’s global warming

Tvan MK4 by Track Trailer
04 Jan 2017

Ultra Cool MK4 Camp Trailer Is An Off Road Dream

Don’t we all want to make it easier to just pick up and go? When it’s Friday and you’re ready to head out of town you want to be able to just head out of town. Not go home and sort through all of your camping gear and pick out

Spy Coins? Hollowed Out Coins - Don't Spend Them!
16 Dec 2016

Spy Coins? Hollowed Out Coins – Don’t Spend Them!

When I was a kid I loved the decoder rings that were in cereal boxes. I loved to check out books on spy games from the library. I longed for someone to leave me coded messages taped under a park bench, or a rolled up super-secret message stuck into a