Archive for the ‘Outdoor Activities’ Category

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?


9 Survival Tips for Solo Backpackers

Monday, April 25th, 2011

BackpackingThere’s safety in numbers, and nowhere is this more the case than on a hiking or backpacking trip. However, there’s also something special about venturing into the wilderness alone, to commune with nature and enjoy the peace of solitude.


5 Essentials for an Emergency Survival Pack

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Packing for an oFirst Aidutdoor adventure involves more than just a warm jacket and thick boots. Every good outdoor enthusiast knows to pack an emergency survival pack. Here are five essential items for every survival pack, no matter where you’re headed.


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.


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.


Essential Camping Upgrades for 2011

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Quality camping gear doesn’t come cheap, and for that reason many families collect what they need and then reuse the same gear year after year. If you’re among those who still sleep in patched tents they bought back in the nineties or sleeping bags that have lived past their prime, it’s time to start thinking about upgrades.