Camping

Exped Ergo Hammock Tent

For those of you that like hammock camping today’s gear report features the Exped Ergo Hammock.

I was introduced to hammock camping several years ago. While I still prefer a tent, hammock tents offer a light weight alternative. As a matter of fact I keep one in my truck kit.

Readers still wondering what hammock tents are, […]

By |June 22nd, 2012|Categories: Friday Survival Gear Reports|Tags: , |2 Comments

Friday Gear Report: 9/30/2011

Wood burning camping stoves usually don’t produce a lot of exciting news. However, a reader recently submitted a new piece of gear I had to share.

Exquisite form meets exceptional functionality in the Emberlit Stove ($35 Steel – $55 Titanium). Powered by wood or other biomass readily available, the Emberlit camping/backpacking stove is a big improvement […]

By |September 30th, 2011|Categories: Friday Survival Gear Reports|Tags: , |4 Comments

Episode 35: Camping Basics

Hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss the basics of camping and camping gear. Camping is an excellent opportunity to test gear, skills, and be reminded of life without most modern conveniences.

Owning the gear isn’t enough. Getting out and actually using it is a must if you foresee an instance where you may be dependent on your […]

By |September 19th, 2011|Categories: Urban Survival Podcast Episodes|Tags: |0 Comments

Coleman PerfectFlow 2-Burner Stove Review

After five plus years of use, my Coleman PerfectFlow 2-Burner Stove has held together through numerous camping trips, car trips, and Project Appleseed shoots – but it’s not without its short-comings.

The fuel is relatively cheap. At roughly $6 a can, and lasting 3 days per can cooking three meals a day, I have found the […]

Fire Pit Construction

The Essentials to Safer & Longer Lasting Fires

Fires are essential for surviving in almost any environment. Fire is required to purify water, cook food, create warmth, signal for help, and protection from wildlife. Therefore it is essential to learn the various methods of constructing fires. […]

By |March 2nd, 2011|Categories: Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Makeshift Covers for Tents, Canopies, & Caves

Some situations in life leave you exposed to the elements and away from pre-built man made shelters. In such situations, knowing how to build a quick shelter can mean the difference between surviving the night or not. There are 3 basic methods that can be erected for your safety and shelter in a matter of a few minutes to an hour or two. […]

By |February 16th, 2011|Categories: Survival Skills|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Makeshift Sleeping Bags

Surviving life in today’s modern setting can be a real challenge with insurmountable bills, taxes, politics, and sometimes, an annoying neighbor. But, what about real life – have you ever been stuck outside in a snow storm? Lost in the wilderness without a cell phone? Or stranded on a sinking boat? In situations like these, […]

By |February 9th, 2011|Categories: Survival Skills|Tags: , , , |0 Comments
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