Archive for the 'Gear' Category

Watching Birds with Alpen Binoculars

Bird-watching has always been a fun and relaxing hobby for me. It’s something that was introduced to me by my grandmother, who gave me a book about all of the birds that lived in our area and what could be done to spot them or tell them apart from other birds. I read through the […]

Keeping Liquid in a Bota Bag

It’s important to stay hydrated as well as you can when you’re spending time out in the wilderness. You want to ensure that you have a source of fresh water at all times, so that you don’t have to worry about getting thirsty. If you got lost or anything like that, this becomes even more […]

Having the Right Hiking Gear is Important

Hiking can be a very fun hobby for the whole family to enjoy; it can be a leisurely activity that’s a great experience for everyone. It can also be challenging and harrowing and potentially dangerous. It really just depends on the places that you are choosing to go hiking at. Certain areas for hiking are […]

Not Just a Canteen – a Hydration System

Hydration is a very important thing, as I realized anew this weekend to my chagrin, because I had a stomach bug or something. But even when you’re not sick, water is the most important part of your intake. Fluids are often the first line of defense for everything from weight loss to sunstroke treatment. So […]

What a Great Idea – the Coleman Dual Fuel Lantern

Have you ever been camping and you ran out of propane or whatever fuel you used for your lantern and your camp stove or whatever? Or you had to choose between the camp stove and the lantern because you didn’t have enough fuel for both? I have, and it’s a pain in the neck, because […]

Hey, Boo Boo! Browning Yellowstone Sleeping Bag!

Yeah, yeah, Jellystone, I know. But I had to do it. I love that Browning names its sleeping bags after famous places to camp; I think that’s pretty cool. Or very warm, as the case may be. So the one named McKinley is good down to 0 Fahrenheit, the Klondike keeps the sleeper warm down […]

Hiking with a Waterproof Bag

I enjoy hiking in the rain. I realize that may sound strange to some people, but it is true. I don’t like to hike when it is hot and sunny. It just makes me feel sweaty and gross. I much prefer hiking with the rain falling onto my face and soaking my hair. It’s like […]

Super Accurate Sighting Compass

I have a compass. I’ve had it for (gulp!) 35 years, since I was a ten-year-old Girl Scout learning the ways of the woods and earning a badge for hiking. I kept it for sentimental value – as a suburbanite I don’t have much current use for it – and when I saw a need […]

Souvenir of Inexpensive Compact Binoculars

Any time my family went on a trip, my sister and I would be given a certain amount of money to spend on souvenirs. It was always great to have vacation money, because we could get the weird things that we wanted during these trips. Most of the time, these items would be small toys […]

Never Gets Lost

It was my first time to join a group of hunters last weekend. I didn’t really know the place we were going to. It was my first time either, to go there so I was a little nervous. I always had this fear of getting lost so I never went even just a few meters […]

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