Exped Ergo Hammock Tent

June 22, 2012

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 […]

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Friday Gear Report: 9/30/2011

September 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 […]

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Episode 35: Camping Basics

September 19, 2011
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 […]

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Coleman PerfectFlow 2-Burner Stove Review

June 15, 2011

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 […]

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Fire Pit Construction

March 2, 2011
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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.

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Makeshift Covers for Tents, Canopies, & Caves

February 16, 2011
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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 […]

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Makeshift Sleeping Bags

February 9, 2011
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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, […]

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