• Field Condiments Tray

    June 7, 2018 Comments (0) Camp Kitchen

    In my constant quest to be more slim-lined and organized with my overlanding gear, my mind was blown when I came across this hack a few years ago from a buddy and fellow adventure on a trip.  When I first saw this ingenious organized way of storing condiments I

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  • Overland Expo West 2018 Round-up

    May 24, 2018 Comments (0) Field Facts

    Over the past weekend we attended Overland Expo at Ft. Tuthill Camp grounds in Flagstaff Arizona. The site itself is a recreation area with campgrounds, a rodeo ring and partly on an old Army installation that still has old barracks buildings intact. Just outside

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  • The Narwhal

    April 19, 2018 Comments (0) Fauna

    The Narwhal (Monodon monoceros) is a member of the toothed whale family and most closely related to Beluga Whales and the Bottle Nosed Dolphin.  The most conspicuous trait which earned the Narwhal the nickname of “Unicorn of the Sea”  is, of course, the large

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  • Personal Locator Beacons

    April 5, 2018 Comments (0) Do's & Don'ts

    Many people find themselves in life threatening situations often due to a lack of navigational skills or equipment, proper equipment planning, bad luck, acts of god, poor decision making, physical exhaustion or injury.  It can be argued that in hind-sight, many SAR

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  • Practical Fire Making Part 4: Get Lit!

    March 22, 2018 Comments (0) Field Craft

    We started this series with a post about the “why’s” of making fire – questioning and wondering about why we ought to learn and practice traditional fire starting methods. Between that post and this one, there were a couple of posts about a

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  • Pistol Plinking

    March 8, 2018 Comments (0) Field Craft

    Plinking is a rite of passage and anyone who claims to have had a great childhood can probably also credit this to the distinct “plink” sound cans make when they are hit and fall to the ground. Who would think hitting cans would cause such pleasure? I really

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  • The Snowshoe Hare

    February 22, 2018 Comments (0) Fauna

    The Snowshoe Hare (Lepus americanus) is a resident of upper North America from Alaska across Canada and stretching south along mountainous areas of California, New Mexico and the Appalachians. Also called a Varying Hare or (erroneously) a snowshoe rabbit the Hare’s

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  • Practical Fire Making Part 3: Flint and Steel

    February 8, 2018 Comments (5) Field Craft

    It’s often called “percussion fire making.” In today’s super high tech world, using a carbon steel striker and a piece of hard rock like chert or flint to start a fire is one of the most satisfying outdoor endeavors one can accomplish.

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