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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Are You Ready for Chemical Warfare?
12 Dec 2016

Are You Ready for Chemical Warfare?

I’m not ready for chemical warfare. I read something recently that scared me straight. I live in the Pacific Northwest, where the biggest issue, and the one that everyone’s been focused on since this New Yorker Magazine article came out, is earthquakes. When “the big one” hits our area, according

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Backpack that Charges Devises
09 Dec 2016

Gear for Gifts: Backpack That Charges Devices

If you’re anything like me, you probably enjoy having your phone around when you’re hiking or camping. I like mine for taking pictures and checking in with my family by text and checking my email if I happen to be in an area with cell service. I don’t want to

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NDuR 9-Piece Cookware Kit with Kettle
16 Nov 2016

Gear Review: NDuR 9-Piece Cookware Kit with Kettle

We were shipped the NDUR 9-Piece Cookware Mess Kit with Kettle, distributed exclusively through Proforce Equipment, and intended to take it camping. We didn’t get to take it on a trip but we did put it to the test cooking all of our meals at home over the course of

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14 Nov 2016

Gear for Gifts: Tactical Christmas Stocking Supports National Parks

We have two opinions about gift giving during the holidays. One side is that we love to give gifts because we really do try to pick out things that our friends and family wil appreciate. The other side is that picking out gifts people will really like that don’t cost

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