Posts Tagged ‘multi-tool’

What Your Multi-Tool Says about You

Monday, August 29th, 2011

Different Types of Multi-ToolsWhat type of multi-tool do you carry? And what might that tool say about your personality? You can tell a lot about a person by meditating on the products they choose to carry every day.

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Introduction to Outdoor Compass Games: Orienteering and Geocaching

Monday, 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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Urban Survival Guide

Friday, July 1st, 2011

LED LanternDo you have plans for the apocalypse? No?

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5 Survival Skills to Learn Before the Big One Hits

Monday, 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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Introduction to Wilderness First Aid

Monday, June 13th, 2011

first aid kitAnytime you plan to spend time in the backcountry, you need to be prepared with the proper equipment and knowledge. In addition to knowing CPR and carrying basic gear, like a folding knife or multi tool with you, you should also know first aid techniques specific to the wilderness. Special gear, like an LED headlamp, can also come in useful. When you know wilderness first aid, you can apply its basic principles under stress. The types of ailments and injuries that can happen in the wilderness are uncountable, but knowing the basics can help you deal with almost any situation. (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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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