• The California Redwood

    November 15, 2018 Comments (1) Flora

    California Redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) also known as the Coastal Redwoods, come from the Cypress family and are truly ancient giants that once spanned the Earth. Today, they are only found in a narrow 450 mile long strip strip along the coast of California and part of Oregon. This specific location is due to the

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  • 7 Easy Steps to Dress for Cold Weather

    November 4, 2018 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 be a great …

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  • Diving for Spiny Lobster

    November 1, 2018 Comments (0) Field Craft

    The California Spiny Lobster (Panulirus interruptus) Hunt. As I crawl along the bottom, on a single breath of air with the surface twenty or so feet above me, I see it- a couple of dark red legs, with a bright orange stripe on them- the tell tale sign of my quarry. As I close in …

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  • 9 Rules of Knife Safety

    October 25, 2018 Comments (1) Do's & Don'ts

    When it comes to knife safety, there is only one simple rule: Don’t cut yourself. Especially when in the field. The farther you are from medical aid, the more careful you must be. When in a survival situation, slow, deliberate movements are necessary to ensure you don’t inadvertently lop off a finger or slash open

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  • The Yellow Bellied Marmot

    October 18, 2018 Comments (0) Fauna

    The Yellow Bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris) is one of the largest members of the squirrel family and makes it’s home in the Rocky, Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges. They make their homes on Alpine meadows and rocky areas of the mountain side. Fully grown they can weigh as much as 11 pounds and be

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  • Assembling a “One Quart” First Aid Kit

    October 11, 2018 Comments (0) Field Craft

    Everybody should carry a small, personal first aid kit when out adventuring, but it doesn’t need to be overly large or expensive to handle the most common injuries experienced while being active outdoors. The kit we will talk about today could be easily put together by supplies you have on hand at home or for

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  • Backcountry Chili Cook Off

    October 4, 2018 Comments (0) Camp Kitchen

    There’s nothing like a good hot meal after a long day on the trail. The kind that fills you up and warms you from the inside. Along with camping gear the food options for preparation in the Great Outdoors has improved considerably. In the old days strange concoctions using oatmeal, dried fruit, nuts and dried

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  • SureFire Minimus

    September 27, 2018 Comments (0) Gear Reviews

    I have owned almost a dozen headlamps in my time. One “walked off” after a nighttime rescue, all the rest failed in some way or another. I don’t think that will ever be a problem with the SureFire Minimus. Contructed from aircraft aluminum that has been hard anodized. That means it won’t crack

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  • Maintaining Your Equipment

    September 20, 2018 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 also means your gear will be …

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  • The Quonset Hut- A building on the Go

    September 13, 2018 Comments (0) Field Craft

    In the spring of 1941 war was already underway in Europe and it seemed increasingly imminent across the Pacific as well. With this in mind Admiral Ben Moreell, Chief of Navy Yards and Docks contacted the George A. Fuller Company in Quonset Point, Rhode Island. He gave them the task of designing a strong, versatile

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