Archive for the ‘Articles’ Category

Folding Knife Safety Rules for Kids

Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

folding knifeDetermining when a child is old enough to carry his or her own folding knife is a big decision for any parent. Parents often ask what age a child should reach before being trusted with a hunting knife. The truth is there’s no hard-and-fast-rule; it all depends on the maturity level of the child.

(more…)

5 Hunting Knife Tips for Field Dressing Game

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

deer antlersYou’ve spent hours patiently scoping the woods and waiting for just the right opportunity to aim, fire and down your prey. Flushed with adrenaline and success, you head in to claim your kill. Now it’s time to pull out your hunting knife and get down to the dirty work.

(more…)

3 Edible Northwest Plants

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

cattailsThose who spend a lot of time hiking or backpacking in the wilderness understand the importance of bringing extra food and other emergency supplies. You never know when an accident, injury or wrong turn can cause you to become lost or stranded. In such a situation, your emergency food store would ideally last you until help arrived – but what if it didn’t?

(more…)

Hunting Knives 101: Folding vs. Fixed-Blade Knives

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

C244305 Damascus FolderChoosing a hunting knife can be a difficult decision, and opinions vary widely as to which types of sporting knives are best. In particular, beginning outdoorsmen are often stymied by the question of whether to choose a folding or fixed-blade knife.

(more…)

5 Northwest Caves to Explore

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

ape cave lava tubeThe Pacific Northwest doesn’t have the reputation for crushing heat that some regions have, but in an area known for its heavy rainfall and mild temperatures, the hottest days of summer can stand out sharply in contrast. Some outdoor adventurers like to beat the heat by exploring cool, shady locations such as caves.

(more…)

LED Flashlights for Spelunkers

Tuesday, March 29th, 2011

Whether you are new toSpelunking spelunking or a veteran cave explorer, it is imperative that you have a quality light source. LED flashlights come in many sizes and levels of quality; thus, there are some important factors to consider when purchasing your light source for spelunking. This article provides some suggestions on what to look for when choosing your LED flashlight.

(more…)

How to Signal for Help with an LED Flashlight

Monday, March 28th, 2011

No matter how experienced a hiker is, the unpredictability of the wilderness can turn a simple pleasure outing into a fight for survival. An injury, sudden changes in the weather, an encounter with an aggressive animal or a simple navigational miscalculation can drop you squarely into an emergency situation.

(more…)

How to Survive in the Wilderness Overnight

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Hiking in the wilTwenty Mile Creek Wildernessderness can bring about a sense of tremendous peace and relaxation, and the Pacific Northwest offers plenty of deep forests and long tracts of wilderness for escaping the demands of daily life. The farther you stray from the beaten path, however, the greater the chances your situation might turn on a dime, transforming peace and relaxation into a fight for survival.

(more…)

Why an LED Flashlight Can Be a Life Saver

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

Flashlights are generally used for small tasks, such as looking for something in a dark closet or finding your way around the basement during a power outage. However, there are moments when a flashlight can help save your life. For the everyday individual, these moments may be few and far between, but you will be thankful in the end that you had such a simple tool on hand. This is why it is important to always have a handful of flashlights readily available, either on your person or in your car or home. Listed below are some important features and situations regarding flashlights and emergencies to help you be prepared.

(more…)

4 Fun Camping Games to Play with LED Flashlights

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

We all know that a good fCamp Firelashlight or headlamp is essential to the camping experience. But flashlights are also useful for camping games! Next time you go camping, bring three to five LED flashlights or a couple of headlamps, and try some of the following games detailed below. (more…)