• Fieldcraft 101: Map Recon

    November 14, 2017 Comments (0) Field Craft

    During the age of exploration, the most important member of a ship’s crew was not the captain, it was easily arguable the navigator instead. Consider this, when a ship’s crew mutinied, they were willing to kill the captain but they would be left adrift if they

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  • 7 Easy Steps to Dress for Cold Weather and Stay Warm

    November 2, 2017 Comments (0) Field Facts

    As winter sets in some of us take a break from our adventuring.  We retire to hearth and home.  Sit by the fire, make repairs to our adventure gear and plan for the spring and summer ahead-Some of us, the rest of us get out after it. Adventuring in cold weather can

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  • Making a Bushcraft Clothes Hanger

    October 19, 2017 Comments (0) Field Craft

    If you spend enough time in the woods you will start longing for the small creature comforts of home. Spend enough days in the same clothing and you’ll begin thinking about a hot shower and a fresh change of clothes. Eat enough freeze-dried foods and fantasies of

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  • A 360 ° Adventure

    September 28, 2017 Comments (0) Field Facts

    When I was kid living in small towns in and around the mountains of the East Coast, I remember marveling at the tall fire watch lookouts we’d come across on our family hikes through the region. To my young self these were the guard towers for the brave, solitary

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  • Maintaining Your Equipment

    September 21, 2017 Comments (0) Do's & Don'ts

    “Take care of your gear, and your gear will take care of you” is one of Danger Ranger Bear’s basic rules for the outdoors. The proper care, use and maintenance of your outdoor equipment will not only extend its life and provide you with more use and enjoyment, it

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  • The Figeater Beetle

    September 7, 2017 Comments (2) Fauna

    The Figeater Beetle (Continus mutabilis) is a member of the scarab family of beetles and found throughout the South Western United States. Originally they lived primary in arid regions such as the Sonoran Desert, but as agriculture spread, so did the Figeater. Today

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  • Building a Pack and Poncho Float

    August 24, 2017 Comments (0) Field Craft

    “I can’t tell you when you’ll need to know this, I’ll just say it is good to know for when you will need to use it.” That’s how I preface a lot of skills I teach to mixed crowds. Picking handcuffs, building primitive weapons, starting fires with

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  • Bushcraft Trout

    August 10, 2017 Comments (0) Camp Kitchen

    Farm-to-table restaurants and known direct sourcing of food is all the rage in the restaurant scene right now. Go to a steakhouse and you’ll hear from your waiter where the cows graze. Go to a coffee shop and you’ll likely see photos of the fair-market coffee

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