Falconer backpack
03 Sep 2015

We Put the Vanquest Falconer-27 Pack To the Test

This is a well-built 27-liter backpack that offers the user near limitless options for organization with a plethora of webbing, cord, and hook and loop options. It thrives in a variety of environments and is well suited for day hikes and daily commutes. Need to get out of town quick?

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Vanquest FatPack
03 Sep 2015

Check Out the First-Aid Solution Used by Professionals, the Vanquest FATPack 7×10

Don’t trust your first-aid and rescue supplies to anything less than the best. We test out the latest from the gear professionals at Vanquest, the sturdy and versatile FATPack 7×10. Rick is a member of Eugene Mountain Rescue, a specialized team in the Lane County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue

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Bear in a river
01 Sep 2015

3 Tips for Surviving a Bear Encounter

Outdoor adventures always carry the chance for close encounters with a wild animals. Most don’t require any preparation or defensive measures, but some do. In areas known as bear country, there are measures and precautions outdoorsmen must take to ensure they come out of the situation alive. What Gear Prevents

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forest fire at night
07 Aug 2015

Bugging Out When Disaster Strikes: 5 Questions You Must Ask Right Now

It starts like a normal day, then a report of a wildfire comes in. In less than 12 hours, it grows to thousands of acres in size and forces people to evacuate their homes. Shelters are set up and people’s property and possessions are at risk. What do you do?

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10 Jul 2015

Survive on the Water: 3 Essential Watercraft

If the roads are out or overcrowded, the best way to make it to a safe position may be by water. In the first part of this series, we discussed the planning and guidelines for setting up a water escape. In this article, we’ll discuss different types of watercraft as

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02 Jul 2015

Your 5 Step Guide to Escaping Disaster by Water

If the roads are out or overcrowded, the best way to make it to a safe position may be by water. While land travel can be an efficient way to transport people and supplies, roads and trails are subject to degradation and damage over time. For some people, a body

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