You most likely know the old saying. “Red sky at night, hiker’s delight. Red sky in morning, hiker’s warning.” Ok, maybe not that “exact” version. Chad’s mom used to tell him that old adage when he was growing up. We’re not sure if she knew any actual science behind it though. It’s just one of […]Read more "How to predict the weather with an old adage."
There is an old saying that two is one and one is none. What it implies is that you should carry two of any item that is considered vital. A good example of this theory would be fire starting mechanisms. One match in a wet situation or one lighter that runs out of fluid can […]Read more "How to Start a Fire with just a Chewing Gum Wrapper and a AA Battery."
One of the important essentials that are commonly overlooked is how to read a topographic map. Most are content with a trail map, but topo maps provide far more detailed information that can be extremely valuable in the wilderness. The major thing they provide is something called contour lines, you know, those squiggly circles and numbers […]Read more "How to Read a Topographic Map."
A few tips before loading your pack: Spread out all of the gear you need, or think you may need, for your trip. It will give you peace of mind knowing that you have all the essentials needed and help nix that dreaded travel feeling of “what did I forget?”. It is also a great […]Read more "How to Pack your Backpack for the Trail."
“Always respect Mother Nature. Especially when she weighs 400 pounds and is guarding her baby.” ― James Rollins, Ice Hunt We wouldn’t mind meeting Bear Grylls, Bear Bryant, or heck even the legendary, dapper hat wearing, Smokey the Bear himself. Remember, only you can prevent forest fires, kids. The Bear that we aren’t excited to […]Read more "How to Survive a Bear Scare"