Solo Stove Review

Solo Stove Review

The Solo Stove is a wood-burning backpacking stove.  Technically, it's a "natural convection inverted downgas gasifier stove," according to the manufacturer.  Frankly, I don't care much about the science behind the stove right now -- but I can tell you,…

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Little Itty Bitty Ultralight Bottles

Little Itty Bitty Ultralight Bottles

Who would have thought that Itty Bitty Bottles would become an obsession?  I had seen some gram-counting backpackers repackage their Bonner's soap and other liquids into tiny bottles. Not me, I always thought -- and then I bought an assortment…

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7 Favorite Bushcraft Channels On YouTube

7 Favorite Bushcraft Channels on YouTube

These are what I consider to be seven of the best bushcraft-related channels on YouTube. There’s a wealth of outdoor knowledge and experience on these channels. When you have some time to spare, check them out.   Shugemery Sean Emery…

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What’s A First Aid Kit Without Band-Aids?

What’s a First Aid Kit Without Band-Aids?

What’s in your first aid kit? The basic first aid kit I’ve carried in recent years really has only two things:  a roll of gauze and a small roll of duct tape.  Say what?  (It’s true. Well, not entirely. I’ll…

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Fire Kit Neck Pouch Giveaway *Updated*

Fire Kit Neck Pouch Giveaway *Updated*

And the Winner Is… The winner of my first give-away contest for a handcrafted leather Fire Kit Neck Pouch is Susan!  Congratulations! I’ll have another monthly contest in January. Watch the email newsletter for the announcement.  Maybe it will be…

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Different Options For Carrying Fluids

Different options for carrying fluids

There are many options for carrying water and other liquids while hiking and backpacking. These range from simple, lightweight empty sports drink bottles to stainless steel water bottles to durable plastic Nalgene bottles. The Mayo Clinic advises that your fluid…

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