Bare-bones Survival Kit

A common mistake by neophyte outdoorsmen is to pack items that not vital to long outdoor forays. The mistake only begins to be evident as the trudging days wear on and the extra pounds carried begin

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Knives and the Wilderness

As a part-time cowboy working cattle drives on the slope of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii, I would feel naked without a Buck knife tucked in its holster at my waist. To a man, all of us cowhands

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4 Pro Tips for Sleeping Under the Stars in Comfort

There is a saying which gets used a lot in the outdoors community; “any fool can be uncomfortable”. It’s completely true, staying comfortable out of doors is relatively straightforward and there

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Minimalist Trail Food

Countless blogs have dealt with trail food and most of them deal with what brand of instant this is good or the blog provides a list of what to pack. That’s well and good; however, I want to approach

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