Shaving the excess and relying only on what’s actually useful, the Eldris from Morakniv dumps convention and sheds all the excess with a short blade, grippy handle, and handy accessories. … More Morakniv Eldris. Sometimes Smaller is Better
Hypothermia can be a serious threat, and it is all the more dangerous when you don’t really know what you’re dealing with. You don’t have to be in the Alaskan tundra to fall victim to this silent killer. Hypothermia can sneak in during a light rain on a 60 degree afternoon. Knowing the symptoms, and how … More Battling Hypothermia: A Survival guide.
Buffalo Mountain is one of those beautiful oddities. Right in the middle of 3 cities, stands this tall gorgeous mountain of forest and wildlife. Surrounding it, lies buildings, shopping malls, restaurants, and industry. However, on the mountain this all melts away. Within minutes of shopping you can have hiking, creeks, wildlife, and solitude. It’s a … More Buffalo Mountain, Johnson City, Tennessee.
Many backpackers turn back when the rain begins to roll in, but those who persevere are treated to a version of the world reserved only for those who are bold enough to push forward when the wilderness pushes back. Backpacking in the rain doesn’t have to be miserable. In fact, backpacking in the rain can often … More Backpacking in the Rain.
The Sierra Designs Flashlight UL2 is a non-freestanding ultralight backpacking tent that is designed to be used with trekking poles (or the included, optional, vertical poles) to cut weight. Ringing up at 3 lbs 2 oz it certainly accomplishes the goal at just under $359. With the optional vertical poles you’ll add an additional 6 … More Sierra Designs Flashlight UL2 Review
Everyone should know how to navigate with a map and compass, but surprisingly few can. Here is how you do the basics. Parts of the Compass 1. The numbered Ring, that’s the “azimuth ring”. These numbers give you a numerical angle of direction, or “bearing”. A 90 degree bearing means you will be heading to … More Map and Compass Navigation (The basics)
I’m am always happy to see how many people hit the trials with their closest companion, their dog. Dogs are a great hiking partner. They go wherever you go, and they are always close by your side. They won’t bail on you when the weather gets rough, and they’ll never nag you about that wrong … More Mans Best Friend. Tips for hiking with your dog.
It’s a never ending struggle, the silent battle between your tent and those tiny, brutally resiliant water droplets that accumulate inside your unsuspecting fortress as you sleep. It’s condensation. Understanding Condensation: What is condensation and what causes it? Condensation is simply the accumulation of moisture inside of your tent. What causes it? When you are … More Battling Tent Condensation
Fall is coming! The leaves are changing, and the temperatures are dropping. I’m always amazed at how unprepared newcomers are when the accompany me on a hike, especially in cold or cool weather. Always plan for the worst, because that’s the only time you’ll need anything. I’ve comprised a list of the basics that I … More Cool Weather Dayhike Pack List
No one ever plans to get lost in the woods. How hard can it be, just walk on the trail, don’t go off of it, and you’ll be fine. Not true. You’d be surprised how easy it is to get lost. You can take a wrong turn, miss a turn, or not realize there was … More What to do when you’re lost