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Matches, Matches and More Matches

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

fire matches for camping and hiking trips

Always bring lots and lots of matches. Keep them in waterproof containers and place them in various places in your backpack and pocket to make sure the you don’t either lose them or that they get wet.

Collect Water Anywhere

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

Collecting Water from anywhere

First dig a large hole in the ground, then spread your tarp over it. Push down the center of the tarp with your hands, and poke a small hole in the center. Place a bowl underneath the hole in the tarp to collect the water.

How To Ward Off Big Cats / Cougars

Saturday, May 24th, 2008

Big wild cats - cougar

What would you do if you had a run-in with a large cat while camping or hiking a trail. The recommended action by large feline experts is to try to scare the cat. This means that you make a lot of noise, and movement. Show your teeth and snarl and hope that the cougar will feel threatened and decide to flee or leave the scene.

Wild Bear Dangers – Bear Safety in the Outdoors

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

Wild Bear Dangers - Bear Safety - Bear StandingBears are like Green Berets you admire them from afar, but don’t want to hang with them when they’re pissed. With 650,000 bears roaming North America, you’re almost guaranteed to encounter one while hiking sooner or later. Most likely it will be a black bear-this species is found in 42 states and is 50 times more common than the grizzly bears.

Make Sparks For Camp Fire

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

panasonic 9 volt batterysteel wool for camp fire

Bring steel wool and a 9-volt battery on your next camping trip. When you need to make a fire, just touch the steel wool to the end of the 9-volt battery and you will have spark to start your fire.

Purifying Backcountry Water

Friday, April 25th, 2008

For quick thirst-quenching, use a water filter while you are hiking. When you are sitting at the campsite use chemical water treatments to get several liters without a lot of pumping from filtration pump devices.

Find Water Underground

Monday, March 24th, 2008

Finding water underground near stream of waterWhen camping early in the spring season, set up your camp site near a stream and dig down through the ice until you find running water.
This quick procedure is an alternative to the much longer process of melting snow, when you are camping in the early spring season.

How To Aim Your Signal Mirror

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

compass with signal mirror

Locate the person or rescue helicopter / boat you want to signal.
Now line up your hand with that object. Reflect the light signal off your hand to check alignment, then beam the light at the person, helicopter or boat that you are trying to get attention off.

Conserve Your Cell Phone Batteries

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Conserving cell phone battery when outdoors hiking, campingIf the group you are on an excursion with has more than one cell phone or satellite phone , it is advisable to turn all except for one phone off.
This way only one phone stays on, while the rest conserve their battery.

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