Staying warm is something you should always prioritize when spending time outdoors. This holds true regardless of your location, unless you’re lucky enough to reside very close to the equator.
The allure of camping alone beckons adventurers seeking solitude, self-discovery, and an intimate connection with nature. The notion of venturing into the great outdoors alone evokes a sense of liberation, but it comes with its fair share of challenges and risks.
Today’s advancements in technology have undoubtedly relieved modern individuals of numerous everyday tasks that were once shouldered by pioneering individuals. This is particularly evident in areas such as maintaining warmth, finding shelter, exercising judgment, and ensuring safety.
Around AD 1100, the Chinese came up with a revolutionary tool to help people navigate the unknown terrain: the practical compass. Prior to that, humanity relied on various other methods to determine the four cardinal directions, without the aid of a compass.
Over millennia, mankind has developed the ability to adapt to the environment and use its resources to its advantage. The mountains are one of these environments.We can sometimes bend the mountains to our will, but more often than not, we must change ourselves as well as our approach to mountain living and exploration.
Because water is the most important requirement for sustaining life and normal bodily function, it is important that we identify the varying resources from which it can be obtained.
I was with my friend, Tobey, for a ruffed grouse hunt in northern New Hampshire. The spot we were hunting was an area about 20 minutes away from his home in Lancaster. Tobey has a remote cabin on this property that is loaded with grouse. It also has its fair share of black bears.
Winter in North America is no joke, and it presents a host of challenges. One of such challenges is driving by car, and in many instances, it turned out to have a lethal outcome for unprepared people.
A lot of movies, TV shows, and survival stories have shown people that sucking the venom out of a snakebite is the best thing you can do if you get bitten by a snake. The majority of people have perpetuated this survival myth, and they have it deeply embedded in their minds. I believe it’s time to address this myth and tell things the way they are.
Any serious prepper will have a bunch of survival bags set up in various locations for a number of potential disasters. Everyone talks about what these bags should include, but almost no one talks about the bag itself. Today, that situation changes, and we’ll look at how we can choose a bag that should last more than the resources it holds.
Nothing beats a canoe for good times on the water, or for bad times during emergencies. I did quite a bit of research before I bought my canoe, and I’m very pleased with it. I took the time to learn what would handle the best and do what I wanted it to do.
Strength in numbers is a clichéd expression, yet it’s still vitally important when discussing organisms that can possibly kill you on contact. The enemies in question are bees, and they can be one of the most underestimated adversaries you face in the great outdoors or even in your very own backyard.
Anyone who has ever spent a night under a tent in the great outdoors should be more or less familiar with the basic standard for choosing a wilderness campsite. Nothing beats a rewarding day out in nature, and having a safe place to lay your head down at night is mandatory to start fresh the next day.