Setting up a quick half-shelter? Tying gear to a tree? Rappelling down a cliff? Do you know what basic knots to use if you needed them? I know most folks will say no, but it is never too late to learn. While this could be a life-saving skill, it is one that should be practiced on a regular basis. You can use knots for things such as tying up bulk trash or putting up a hammock to enjoy a peaceful afternoon. The uses are endless. This video should get you started: The knots explained in this video are the clove hitch, truckers hitch, slip knot,...
We have some warm weather right around the corner and that means it is time to hit the trails. While I love a good backpacking trip with some excellent scenery, I also like having all the creature comforts I can carry which makes the experience a lot better. Can you also use a trip like this as practice for a bug out scenario? Most definitely! While there are so many different bag choices on the market today, you can only carry one right? We are currently evaluating a large pack from Kelty, the Coyote 80. We will have our results shortly. In the...
A homeless New Mexico man who was illegally camping in the Albuquerque foothills was fatally shot by police. New helmet camera video released by the Albuquerque Police Department on Friday shows the moment 38-year-old James Boyd turns his back to officers and then gets shot dead. Despite overwhelming criticism to the shooting, the department says its officers were justified, KRQE reported. Boyd was shot on Sunday, March 16. Police Chief Gorden Eden said officers approached Boyd, who was sleeping, to speak to him about illegally camping in an open...
Tired of the same old camping food? Don’t you want to compliment the whole camping experience with some great grub? If you are going to hit the trails this weekend and will camp at some point, check out this breakfast you could have that will remind you of home. Disclaimer: This will not only make you hungry, it will probably do the same to others who can smell it, i.e. animals, other campers, etc., so make sure to use extreme caution because you are in for a treat. Stay safe on the trails! -SP
I love relaxing around a campfire. The peace and quiet of the woods and fresh air is hard to beat. Even with all the relaxing attributes of any campground or makeshift campsite, you still need to be vigilant when it comes to your safety and that of those in your group.
I don’t know about you, but I really like having things in my gear that can be versatile. If you feel the same, let’s take a look at how a stick of Chapstick can make all the difference in a bad situation.