• 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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  • DRB Adventure Mobiles: Subaru Outback

    September 6, 2018 Comments (0) Adventure Mobiles

    Make: Subaru Model: Outback 2.5i Limited Year: 2014 Mileage: 68k How long have you had your adventure-mobile ? I’ve owned the Dad Wagon for almost 5 years. Owners’s name: Greg What do you do? I work for the U.S. Navy Hobbies? Camping with my son, going to the gym, working on my car, fishing,

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  • Iceland: Roadtrippin’ the Ring Road

    August 20, 2018 Comments (0) Field Facts

    Iceland is a land of extremes. Open up a travel guide for the little northern hemisphere island nation and you’ll likely read it described as the “land of fire and ice.” Iceland really is a volcanic wonder and year round you can find glaciers to hike on, see ice drifting out to sea in the …

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  • Preventing Heat Related Injury and Illness 

    August 9, 2018 Comments (0) Do's & Don'ts

    To the ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians the rising of the star Sirius signaled the start of “The Dog Days of Summer” when the oppressive heat was attributed to causing madness, war and even befouled the taste of wine.  Though we are pretty sure there are no evil spirits in the air; hot weather, sun …

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  • The Greater Roadrunner

    July 26, 2018 Comments (0) Fauna

    The Greater Roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) is a California native and the largest of two species of Roadrunner that lives in the American South West and south into Baja California and Mainland Mexico. Their latin name means California Earth-cuckoo as they are part of the cuckoo family. They are also known

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