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How to Use a Compass and Map for Navigation

Learning how to use a map and compass is one of the most essential skills for backcountry navigation. Even with all the GPS technology we have today, it pays to know how to find your way around using no more than a compass and the Earth’s magnetic field

Our Favourite Off Grid & Tiny Homes From Around The Web

The recent growth of people building and living in unique tiny homes is something that's fascinated me for some time now. Here are some of my favourite tiny homes I've recently discovered from around the web.

24 Stunning places to camp in the USA

Ever thought of camping in a breathtaking place? There are lots of places you can visit, but some do not create lasting memories. You need to check on the list I have compiled below. On it, you'll learn about features of some of the most exciting places to camp in the U.S. Enjoy!
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5 Of The Best Survival Bracelets For 2018

We take a look at 5 of the best survival bracelets for 2018. A length of cord might not seem like it would have that many uses but could prove vital.
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2 Delicious Campfire Recipe Infographics

2 Delicious Campfire Recipes with Infographics including fresh campfire fish and peach cobbler.

37 Camping Breakfast Ideas From Around The Web

It may surprise you to know that you can eat well even when you’re camping. Sure, you could stick some muffins and fruit in your camp gear and call it good, but those meals may not give you enough energy or nutrients to fuel your hike or other camp activities.

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5 of The Best Tactical Pens

Tactical pens have one objective: to turn something useful, an ink pen, into a hardened survival weapon that could save your life. We take a look at some of the best tactical pens available.
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What are the Best Two Way Radios

Two way radios may seem archaic in the days of Skype and cell phones but when your “smart” phone goes stupid and loses signal a two way radio can help you stay in contact. We take a look at some of the best 2 way radios for 2018.
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5 of the Best Backpacking Water Filters

While some mountain streams are safe to drink from, it’s best not to gamble. Most water filters are relatively inexpensive and easy to use, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re safe from waterborne disease is invaluable.
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What Are The Best Folding Pocket Knives

If you spend any time in the outdoors, one of the most important tools you’ll carry is a folding pocket knife. These knives are a dime a dozen though, so it pays find a high-quality one that fits your needs. We look at some of the best available.
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10 Of The Best Down Jackets For Hiking

Down jackets are one of the prerequisites for winter climbing. Stuffed with insulation, either down (from birds) or the synthetic equivalent, down jackets are key to keeping out the cold. Let’s take a look at the best down jackets for hiking.