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What to Pack for a Day Hike or Small Getaway

It's good to know what to pack for a day hike so you can quickly take a mini break without overthinking it. Mike and I haven't been on a real vacation

Benefits of Hiking: Cardio, Fitness, and Mental Benefits | Shape Magazine

6 Reasons Hiking Is the Best Way to Get Fit—and Happy

Dealing with Spring Allergies while Enjoying the Weather

Dealing with spring allergies is not at all pleasant. As much as I love to welcome the warmer weather, I dread the sick feeling that's bound to come with i

Camping Bushcraft Shelter Longterm

A good fire reflector maximizes heat retention and minimizes fire wood usage. Also may deflect wind while sleeping. Kudos to the builder. I have a couple of references to fire reflectors in my novel "Obliterated-Would You Know How to Survive?

Artificial Wind Tree Uses Micro Turbine Leaves To Generate Electricity

Cost of electricity and gas are expected to increase even more in the future

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How to Hike Longer and Faster. Although, I think it should be: "how to hike longer and faster without missing anything along the way".

As I discovered this summer, gluten-free dehydrated meals are extremely hard to find and very expensive (unless you want to live on jerky and spongy freeze-dried scrambled eggs).  But good food doesn’t need to be expensive or unhealthy – here are some of my favorite recipes that I tried out...

Harmony House Foods Backpacking Kit Count Zip Pouches, Dried Camping Food) Harmony House Foods, Inc.

TK-4 One-handed Compression Strap Combat Tourniquet

TK-4 One-handed Compression Strap Combat Tourniquet

The compression strap features a strong woven elastic textile band wide by long) that provides incredible strength and flexibility. With one steel hook fastened steadfast (three thick hog

The Transformational Fire

The Campfire: A Guided Meditation

This basic backcountry survival skill is difficult to master—but could save your life if you get it right.

5 Tips For Hiking and Camping in the Rain – Hiking Tips For Beginners – Backpacking Tips and Tricks for Women and Men via @theadventurejunkies

5 Tips For Hiking and Camping in the Rain

5 Tips For Hiking and Camping in the Rain – Hiking Tips For Beginners – Backpacking Tips and Tricks for Women and Men via

Hikers in the Lake District.

Whether it's your first backpacking trek or your tenth, you'll need to remember the backpacking basics. Stay safe, warm and prepared with these backpacking t.

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This is my version of the bush oven with a key hole fire pit. Roast chicken, baked bread and yams!

In this very well done video an experienced bushcrafter shows you how to get a good fire going in the pouring rain. As you’ll discover he didn’t choose a light rain to demonstrate his skill. http://www.thegoodsurvivalist.com/how-to-make-fire-in-pouring-rain-very-useful-and-underestimated-bushcraft-skill/

How To Make Fire In Pouring Rain...Very Useful And Underestimated Bushcraft Skill

In this very well done video an experienced bushcrafter shows you how to get a good fire going in the pouring rain. As you’ll discover he didn’t choose a light rain to demonstrate his skill.

I wasn't a believer until we tried this technique on our last camping trip.  This was an incredible fire with no additional tending.

I wasn't a believer until we tried this technique on our last camping trip. This was an incredible fire with no additional tending.

Trekking through the mountains: You too can go the distance

MARYSVILE — Mike Woodmansee wants to inspire hikers to go the distance.

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