• The Joshua Tree

    April 25, 2019 Comments (0) Flora

    The Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) is the largest member of the yucca family and remains one of the iconic plants of the American Southwest. Limited in range to a small geographic area and relying on one insect for pollination, the Joshua tree is considered the indicator plant when it comes to gauging the health of

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  • Campfire Biscuits

    April 18, 2019 Comments (1) Camp Kitchen

    I have been thinking about writing this article FOREVER and finally had a chance to test out a few recipes on a recent trip to Lava Beds National Monument. I am a relatively seasoned camp cook but baking over a fire has always seemed like a daunting task. How silly of me, it’s so easy! …

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  • The American Black Bear

    April 11, 2019 Comments (0) Fauna

    The American black bear (Ursus americanus) is North America’s smallest and farthest ranging species of bear, after the grizzly bear and polar bear. Despite its name, the black bear’s coat comes in a variety of colors such as brown, blue-grey, and even white. The black bear is between 4-7 feet long from nose to

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  • Lanyards- Fashion or Essential Add-on?

    April 4, 2019 Comments (3) Do's & Don'ts

    Many of us use lanyards on our folding knives. Some of them are clearly to protect knives from getting lost, dropping into water, etc. but it’s very rare to see a folding knife with a lanyard such as a long wrist-sized loop. Most of the lanyards we see today are short, with a big bold …

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  • The Tumbleweed

    March 28, 2019 Comments (0) Flora

    An icon of the American Old West, the tumbleweed is actually a non-native species of Russian thistle (Salsola tragus) that is suspected of entering South Dakota with Ukrainian farmers and their flax seeds in the early 1870s. The plant is now considered a noxious weed that has spread across arid regions throughout

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  • Ultra Light Camping

    March 21, 2019 Comments (0) Field Craft

    Before we can camp in the great outdoors, we need to get our gear there. If we’re just car camping, the weight of what we pack hardly matters. However, if we decide to backpack it, weight becomes the ultimate concern. After all, the burden we put on our back seems to get heavier the further …

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  • The Sea Wolf

    March 14, 2019 Comments (1) Fauna

    The Sea Wolf, or Rain Wolf, is a rare type of coastal wolf found along western British Columbia’s remote network of islands and peninsulas. This wolf lives and thrives in the fringe area between the temperate rainforest and the Pacific Ocean coastline where up to 90 percent of its food comes from the sea.  With

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  • Danger Cinema:  On Any Sunday

    March 7, 2019 Comments (0) Field Facts

    How do you follow up making the most successful surf movie of all time? You turn your cameras inland and make a movie about motorcycles, of course!  As unconventional as that may sound that is exactly what California film maker Bruce Brown did and in doing so made another classic that set standard that all

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  • The Sugar Maple

    February 28, 2019 Comments (0) Flora

    The Sugar Maple (Acer saccharum) is a hardwood tree found in the eastern and midwestern regions of the northern United States and in eastern Canada. Well known for producing both beautiful fall foliage and delicious maple syrup, the Sugar Maple can live to more than 400 years and reach heights of 115 feet.  Once

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  • Field Fi Pho Fun

    February 21, 2019 Comments (2) Camp Kitchen

    Food tastes best when eaten outdoors. It does. It’s what many of us know as a backcountry truth. If you’re overlanding or enjoying vehicle supported camping, the camp kitchen is typically afforded a larger array and variety of supplies, utensils, ingredients to food stuffs. You can achieve a rather high degree of

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