Survival Tools

How to Set Up a Bear Hang While Camping
How to Set Up a Bear Hang While Camping

If you’ve looked into camping in bear country, you’ve probably heard about bear hangs, also called bear bags. Bears have an excellent sense of smell, and they are attracted to food that campers take with them on overnight trips. Bears are also attracted to scented products like lotions and soaps. Many bears in popular camping...

Jan 22, 2021
Everything You Need to Know About Reading a Map
Everything You Need to Know About Reading a Map

In the age of GPS and 24/7 internet access, map reading is a dying art. While bulky key maps used to be a staple in every vehicle, most people born in the age of the Internet don’t know how to use them. Due to the rapid rise of satellite navigation, a survey found that 1...

Jan 23, 2021
How to Avoid Bears While Hiking on the Trails
How to Avoid Bears While Hiking on the Trails

From the fresh air to the amazing sights and sounds, hiking can be a very rewarding experience. However, it’s important to know that while you may feel like the only thing in the world while you’re hiking, other animals call nature home—and some of them can be very dangerous. When we think of wild animals...

Jan 14, 2021
Lyme Disease: Prevention, Identification, and Treatment Options
Lyme Disease: Prevention, Identification, and Treatment Options

Lyme disease is an infectious condition caused by bacterial strains and spread by tick bites. While it can sometimes be misdiagnosed, there are about 365,000 known cases in the United States per year. If Lyme disease is diagnosed in its early stages, it can be cured with antibiotics. However, if left untreated, this infection can...

Jan 25, 2021
How to Choose a Fishing Rod: Your Guide to Different Rod Types
How to Choose a Fishing Rod: Your Guide to Different Rod Types

Before you can think about slicing up a fish with your favorite fillet knife, you need to first catch the fish, and that require a rod and your favorite tackle box. In the world of many fishing rods, there is even more species of fish to catch. Some types of fish are smaller and weigh...

Apr 08, 2021
Ice Fishing 101: The Tips and Tools You Will Need for a Successful Trip
Ice Fishing 101: The Tips and Tools You Will Need for a Successful Trip

People have leaned on ice fishing as a way to obtain food for a long time. The practice of ice fishing is native to the early residents of North America. Back in the day, the people taking part in ice fishing would use wooden decoys shaped like fish to lure in their prey. Once a...

Apr 08, 2021
What to Know About Camping Safely in the Rain
What to Know About Camping Safely in the Rain

If you’re going car camping or RV camping, rain isn’t a big issue. But if you’re tent camping, rain can ruin your camping trip if you don’t know how to handle it. Some people will go into a camping situation fully knowing it will absolutely rain, for sure. Of course, there’s also the very real...

Jan 26, 2021
Leave No Trace: 7 Principles Every Camper Needs to Know
Leave No Trace: 7 Principles Every Camper Needs to Know

Camping provides a mental and physical escape from the busy schedule of everyday life, which makes preserving the beauty of nature essential to keeping this pastime alive. “Leave No Trace” camping keeps these natural areas intact for the protection of wildlife and the enjoyment of campers, including yourself, for years to come. Whether it’s to...

Jan 26, 2021
Campfire Safety 101: How to Safely Build and Maintain a Campfire
Campfire Safety 101: How to Safely Build and Maintain a Campfire

Nothing beats the feeling of gathering around a campfire with a few friends or family under a clear sky. The concept of building a campfire sounds easy, right? You only need a pile of wood and a match. Anyone who has ever been out camping knows that starting a campfire is not as easy as...

Jan 26, 2021
How to Camp Safely With Your Dog
How to Camp Safely With Your Dog

You don’t need me to tell you how camping is one of the best ways to spend your summer. There are so many national and state parks that offer the perfect environment for this summer fun. If you’re like me and don’t have any children to bring camping, you wouldn’t think about a location without...

Apr 07, 2021
How to Make a Camping Emergency Kit
How to Make a Camping Emergency Kit

No matter if you’re going car camping, tent camping, or RV camping, you include an emergecy kit when you pack your bags. Camping emergency kits provide life-saving help. They help get us back to safety when we are struggling, and far from outside assistance, and they are an important piece in the gear you should...

Jan 26, 2021
How To Keep Animals Out of Your Campsite
How To Keep Animals Out of Your Campsite

Autumn approaches, and the trees are now beginning to change colors! Nature enthusiasts know that this is the absolute perfect time to plan a trip upstate to the wilderness and camp out for a few days. A favorite American pastime, camping allows its partakers to reconnect with their roots and relieve stress or anxiety caused...

Jan 15, 2021
Firewood: A Start-to-Finish Guide
Firewood: A Start-to-Finish Guide

As our distant ancestors knew, wood fires are very cool. Snuggling up to a sterile electric heater does not produce the right kind of nostalgia, and stories told under bright fluorescent light just don’t offer the same experience as a warm fire or wood burning camp stove. That said, even after the millennia of human...

Jan 28, 2021
Camping Dangers To Be Aware Of This Summer
Camping Dangers To Be Aware Of This Summer

Camping can be fun, but it can also be dangerous for someone who doesn’t know how to avoid common camping hazards. For someone who wants to go camping and stay safe, knowing about some of the most common hazards is important. Being prepared is a good way to have a fun, relaxing time out in...

Jan 26, 2021
Backpacking Necessities for Safety and Emergency Situations
Backpacking Necessities for Safety and Emergency Situations

An emergency can arise at any time on a hike, and preparation is the key to getting out of many wilderness situations safely. Whether it’s a scraped knee, bad chafing while hiking, an unexpected rainstorm, or a wild animal approaching or getting lost on the trails, here are some backpacking essentials to bring along to...

Jan 26, 2021
The Do’s and Don’ts of Wildlife Interaction While Camping
The Do’s and Don’ts of Wildlife Interaction While Camping

Whether camping in a tent or staying in a luxury RV, campers often spend most of their time outside hiking the local trails, cooking over the fire with a great cooking pot and enjoying late night chats underneath the stars. While spending all of this time in the great outdoors, there’s bound to be an...

Jan 15, 2021
3 Camping Tools You Can Use to Purify Water
3 Camping Tools You Can Use to Purify Water

One of the best parts of camping is the ability to throw off the trappings of day-to-day life and reconnect with what’s really important. But camping and hiking require us to usually bring our own equipment. Equipment like our own food, water, a good mess kit, tents and spare clothing. However, one of the most...

Jan 26, 2021