Knife Hunting: Introduction to an Ancient Sport

August 1st, 2011

Today’s hunting experience is typically laden with modern technology. From multi-tools that include a camping knife, to high-powered rifle scopes, to special telescopic lenses, most hunters rely on a plethora of gizmos to take down their game. However, one ancient, gadget-free form of hunting is gaining popularity in the southern United States: knife hunting.

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Introduction to Outdoor Compass Games: Orienteering and Geocaching

July 25th, 2011

Americans are more sedentary than ever, and it seems like every day brings a new study showing the health impact of sitting for long stretches. For example, research from Louisiana’s Pennington Biomedical Research Center found that people who sit for a majority of the day are 54 percent more likely to die from a heart attack.

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Kids’ Summer Camps: How to Choose the Right One, and What to Pack

July 18th, 2011

Educational research shows that kids often slide backwards during the summer, at least in their recall of what is taught during the regular school year. However, time off from the formal structure of school allows many students to pursue their own unique interests.

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What to Bring Car Camping

July 13th, 2011

Car camping isn’t as rigorous as backcountry hiking, but it still requires quite a bit of preparation. Below, you’ll find a basic list of what to bring car camping. Read the rest of this entry »

Outdoor Cooking: Basic Tools for Campfire Cooking

July 11th, 2011

For millennia, humans gathered around a campfire every evening to share food, stories and love. Perhaps those early years in human civilization are somehow wired into our genetic makeup. Especially in today’s world of endless digital distractions, a campfire has a magical ability to create a serene environment where people can unwind and watch their troubles float away like smoke on the breeze.

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4 LED Headlamp Features to Understand

July 5th, 2011

LED HeadlampKnowing how to choose an LED headlamp can be tricky business. LED headlamps are available in a wide variety of price ranges and can be used in many different situations, each with its own unique lighting requirements. In order to choose the best headlamp for your needs, it’s helpful to understand the different features of an LED headlamp and how they affect the quality of the device.

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Urban Survival Guide

July 1st, 2011

LED LanternDo you have plans for the apocalypse? No?

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What Are Bug Out Bags?

June 29th, 2011

A Bug Out Bag, sometimes referred to as a 72-hour kit, is a heavy-duty bag or backpack that contains enough essentials to survive for at least three days. In our day and age, with natural disasters and other calamities becoming more common due to the overpopulation and mass urbanization of the Earth, a Bug Out Bag will ensure that you’re prepared to survive the first few days of a disaster, regardless of where you end up.

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5 Survival Skills to Learn Before the Big One Hits

June 27th, 2011

woodland shelterMaybe the “Big One” will never happen where you live. Maybe there is no looming apocalypse, despite what various pundits tell us. This is no reason to not be prepared for the worst.

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How to Dumpster Dive: Essential Equipment

June 24th, 2011

dumpster diveDespite the negative images the phrase may carry, dumpster diving is an art. What better way to find cool stuff for free, while having an adventure as well? If you don’t mind getting a little dirty and doing some spontaneous dumpster rummaging, then you may want to try your hand at a dumper dive. Of course, you’ll need the right tools and equipment to be successful and have fun. Listed below are five general tips on preparing for a night out dumpster diving. Read the rest of this entry »