Carrying Water without a Canteen

Preparedness is an important part of safely enjoying the wilderness. Anyone who has wandered afield without adequate water, food or clothing for any length of time knows how quickly an otherwise enjoyable outing can become uncomfortable – if not dangerous. Carrying clean water is essential for any wilderness activity, but what happens if your canteen… Read more »

Poisonous Plants: Watch for These Pesky Plants

If you are someone who likes to go on long hikes while exploring the great outdoors, then you have probably seen your fair share of plants and trees. But as you may know, all plants are not created equal. While many plants that are beautiful to behold, there are still a few that can cause… Read more »

Starting a Fire in Rain or Snow

Even the most indoorsy of people know that wet wood is not the ideal fuel for a fire. In a perfect world, you want solid logs of dry wood, but we do not live in a perfect world. Especially in a wilderness survival situation, we must sometimes make do with whatever we have available. If… Read more »

Emergency First Aid: Options for Treatment in the Field

Sustaining an injury while you’re out in the wilderness can be a very scary thing. How are you supposed to get treatment when you are, in some cases, tens or even hundreds of miles away from the closest medical facility? Fortunately, Mother Nature can provide you with some natural remedies for injuries, notes Wired, and… Read more »

Breaking the Ice: How to Stay Safe While Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is a very popular leisure activity during winter time. It can also be one of the most dangerous if you aren’t careful. Here are some tips to keep you safe when ice fishing this winter. Tell Someone Before you leave to drive to your fishing spot, be sure to tell someone. That way,… Read more »

Staying Safe If Trapped in Blizzard Conditions

Pre-planning before you venture out into the wilderness is the key to survival. If you are a hunter or an outdoors enthusiast, you are certainly not going to let inclement weather get in the way of your passion. To be successful during the winter season, though, there are some important things to know for your… Read more »

Knowing All the Tools of Your Swiss Army Knife

The Swiss Army knife is perhaps the most iconic and well-known pocket knife of all time. It’s also one of the most handy and versatile tools that you can have on you during a fishing or hunting trip on Kaby Lake. Let’s take a closer look at the history and features of this ubiquitous knife…. Read more »

Finding Your Way When You’re Lost

We live in the era of smartphones and Google Maps. The days when we would have to read a map to navigate the country’s highways seem far behind us now. Still, it’s still very important to make sure that you know how you find your way home if you ever get lost, especially if you’re… Read more »

Beat the Bite When You’ve Forgotten Repellent

Bug repellant can go a long way toward making you feel more comfortable, both during and after a camping trip. But what can you do when you’ve left the bug repellant at home or when you’re deep in the woods without any options? There are a few natural remedies that you can use to keep… Read more »

Starting a Fire Without a Match or Lighter

If you’ve ever watched an episode of the Discovery Channel’s survival series “Naked and Afraid,” you know how hard it can be to start fire – especially without the right tools. Not having fire can be a real struggle for anyone out in the wilderness as they battle not only the cold, but also no… Read more »