Let's face it, when we get out in the woods on a camping trip, there is nothing more satisfying than a campfire. A good fire while camping has been called "the television of the woods" and is known to be the only thing that scares the boogeyman away. A fire in the woods can save … Continue reading Fire Starting Explained
When I was young, I was always fascinated with the idea of rubbing two sticks together and creating fire. I never accomplished it until I was a lot older. Fast forward thirty some odd years and I have finally started a fire in ways that would make the younger me jealous. Back then, I would … Continue reading Friction Fire with All Natural Materials
Wet matches don't work! I know this from 1000% first hand, personal experience. When I was much younger I had an experience where I was boating with a friend of mine. It started raining while we were fishing and when we got to camp... we nearly froze to death! It was summer in South Mississippi … Continue reading Water Proof Matches
The pine tree is one of the most important (commercially) trees because of it use for lumber and wood pulp for paper. Pine trees have been used to make turpentine and has been used for medicine. Now the medicinal part is what we will be going over in this post. Pine needle tea was introduced … Continue reading Pine Needle Tea
Water is everywhere! 71% of the earth's surface is water covered. The oceans contain roughly 96 1/2 percent of all the Earth's water. So even with all this water, dehydration has killed or hospitalized many hikers and campers. I want to help you be better prepared for your next "Great Outdoor Adventure". My brother and … Continue reading Water
Several years ago, I was constantly hauling heavy lanterns into the woods. I had to carry mantels and fuel and tried to not break the glass while traveling, that is until I saw something in the camping section of my not so favorite Superstore. Lo and behold, I looked up and saw this amazing little device. The Luci solar powered lantern. I did what any self-respecting Outdoorsman would do right there in the middle of the store... I started reading reviews! after reading several reviews and looking at all the specifications I picked up two of them for around $15 each. I went home I started using them immediately.
A few years back, I was looking for a cheap and light weight alternative to the current camp stoves on the market. One day I just happened to stumble upon a folding camp stove on Amazon.com. After reading all the reviews and thoroughly reading the description, I went ahead and purchased this particular model. once it arrived, I could hardly wait to try it out.....