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Camp Security

Camp security is not generally an issue. Most people either camp in a campground with hundreds of people around or so far out in the sticks that bad guys are too lazy to go to them. Well incase you have been in a coma since y2k times have changed. That campground you have used for years may not be as safe as you once thought.

Hitting The Trails: Trekking Poles

As part of our beginner hiking series for the prepper; we will review gear which we feel is necessary for (or can help) your hikes. For some of our readers, this information is not new, but for some it is. If you have been following this series, you already know that I am green when it comes to this subject. With that being said; my experiences are genuinely that of a first timer. So let’s talk about trekking poles.

Hitting The Trails: Let’s Talk About Mileage

After this weekend; I have much respect for the folks who put in some serious mileage on the trails. We talk about books and movies which depict people bugging out due to a SHTF situation, but do we really know what it takes to do that? I know our military members know about this, but for folks who have not put any time into walking long distances, pay attention to this segment of our beginning hiking for the prepper series. It may save your life one day.

The North Face Terra 45 Pack

Since we started our series on beginning hiking, we wanted to also provide some previews of gear our readers might find helpful with this new endeavor. I know our readers have heard of The North Face and their gear.

Hitting The Trails: Initial Thoughts

Yesterday was day number two of my hiking adventure and I will say I have learned much more. I did not write about the first day as I only put two miles in that day because I was really taking in the scenery. But yesterday was one of the coldest days we have had this Winter and I was able to complete six miles on the trails. It was great to increase the hike by four miles.

Preview: Beginner Hiking Series

The most overlooked and neglected aspect of preparedness is physical fitness. In some cases, there may be a time when you cannot depend on a vehicle to get out of dodge. A prime example would be in the event of an EMP. You can forget about driving your new car or truck. Even though we have had a mild winter; warm weather is right around the corner. So I wanted to do something that would not only had a health benefit, but provide some experience any prepper should have. So we will be hiking.