• Axes & Tomahawks: Part 1

    October 20, 2014 Comments (0) Field Facts

    The last few years has been a great time for axes and tomahawks. What do we mean “great time for axes and tomahawks”? Well, we mean this…There has been a re-discovery and renewed interest in this family of edged tools and their utter practicality for outdoor use by a new generation of users. Additionally,

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  • Western Poison Oak

    October 20, 2014 Comments (0) Flora

    “Leaves of three, leave it be…”, is a commonly recited rhyme to warn campers and hikers of the genus of perennial flowering plants in the sumac family, commonly known as “poison oak”, and in particular on the West Coast of the United States, “western poison oak”. This woody shrub is known by its

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  • Leaving an Itinerary

    October 15, 2014 Comments (0) Do's & Don'ts

    One of the most powerful tools that could save your life in an emergency is practically free…………a pen and paper. Lets face it, as far as the animal kingdom goes, human beings aren’t the best suited to all-out survival. Humans lack warm fur, claws, night vision, camouflage or brute strength but humans have

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  • Coban Medical Wrap Review

    October 8, 2014 Comments (0) Gear Reviews

    Coban wrap by 3M is an extremely versatile addition to any first-aid kit. As an EMT and Lifeguard I have personally used Coban on everything from blisters on toes to large lacerations and avulsions. Coban’s versatility simplifies your aid kit and saves space by replacing many other first aid supplies. Before

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  • Sharpening Your Knife

    October 3, 2014 Comments (1) Field Craft

    Sharpening a knife can be a therapeutic and relaxing experience, but it’s also an absolute necessity. Using a dull knife in the field can lead to all sorts of harmful situations, which I outlined in a previous knife safety article. In this entry I would like to discuss some basic knife sharpening and repair methods,

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  • The Scout Knife

    October 1, 2014 Comments (3) Field Facts

    At first pass, “Scout Knife” would suggest that this is a type of knife used by “Scouts”, or “Boy Scouts”. Indeed the Boys Scouts of America® do use a multi-bladed pocket knife usually referred to as a “Scout Knife”. Apart from its namesake, what is, makes up, defines a “Scout Knife”, and where

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  • Fermented Chili Sauce

    September 23, 2014 Comments (0) Camp Kitchen

    This has been a staple in my Hawk lair and I’ve been really enjoying spicing my meats and foraged dishes with the seasons best chile sauce. I’m very particular about the chiles, make sure you pick the best looking, unblemished peppers. You may even do a mix of peppers. Seasoned with fresh garlic this fermented

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  • The Salmon

    September 10, 2014 Comments (0) Fauna

    Salmon are Danger Ranger Bear’s favorite fish (to eat). Salmon is the common name for several species of fish from the Salmonidae family. Common varieties are: Coho, Atlantic, Chinook, Chum, Pink, Sockeye and Masu. Salmon are widely distributed and can be found in fresh water lakes and streams as well as the ocean

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  • Don’t Panic

    September 5, 2014 Comments (1) Do's & Don'ts

    RULE #1 “Don’t Panic” The wilderness beckons, and we heed its call with a lust for adventure and a desire to excel; to test ourselves sometimes, to find our personal limits, to add some excitement to our lives. But in the quest for adventure, and sometimes even Danger, occasionally things will go

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  • Boeuf Bourguignon Camp Style

    August 29, 2014 Comments (0) Camp Kitchen

    There are few foods that bring about the warm fuzzies more than meat cooked low and slow. Braising, or searing ingredients in a delicious fat followed by stewing in liquid for a long period of time, is a style of cooking shared by nearly every civilization since the discovery of fire. Not only does it …

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