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Backcountry cooking – tis the seasoning!

Welcome to winter camping…

Winter camping may be a stretch for some and an adventurous cold weather outdoor experience for others. The shift in seasonal camping can be made in increments from the milder shoulder seasons of late fall and early spring. As one gains more experience, overnight camping… Continue Reading “Welcome to winter camping…”

NASA-SELF RELIANCE ON THE MOON

Recycling dried up fire starter pastes/gels

Going through some old camping supplies I came across an old tube of fire starter paste I hadn’t even used beyond a field test or two. It was at least five years old. I split open the metal tube and crumbled the dried, yellowed… Continue Reading “Recycling dried up fire starter pastes/gels”

CROSS-OVER GIFT GEAR IDEAS

Honing Your Skills – practicing how to “be Prepared”

You should never go hiking with a brand new pair of boots without breaking them in first. Likewise, you should never expect to rely on any survival tips you’ve read about but never actually have practiced. It’s always best to check out gear or… Continue Reading “Honing Your Skills – practicing how to “be Prepared””

ROOSTING BOXES HELP BIRDS SURVIVE WINTER

An alternative to a bird “house” in winter is a “roost” structure that provides protection from the elements. Designed like a house with a few important differences: 1) a lower entrance hole prevents rising warm air generated by the birds from flowing out from… Continue Reading “ROOSTING BOXES HELP BIRDS SURVIVE WINTER”

EATING SNOW – YES OR NO?

Originally Posted:https://guide.sportsmansguide.com/eat-snow-yes-no/ You don’t need to have any backcountry experience to know – “Don’t eat the yellow snow!” But what about snow in general – particularly in winter emergency/survival situation? The partial answer is “No” and “Yes”! Caution reigns for both options. Because snow… Continue Reading “EATING SNOW – YES OR NO?”

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Battling Blisters – First Aid

Blisters manifest themselves due to several different medical factors. For the outdoor enthusiast, however, it’s usually an external irritation that gives rise to a blister from ill-fitting footwear (material rubbing against skin – referred to as “shear”, not actually friction) or using a tool… Continue Reading “Battling Blisters – First Aid”