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Bears and Food Storage Safety When Camping or Backpacking

If you’re going to be spending time outdoors in bear country, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself and your property or supplies from harm. Bear safety should not be scoffed at or taken lightly, as the consequences are not worth risking. Without fear mongering, backpacker.com…

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How to Prevent Foot Blisters

You would be hard pressed to find a hiker who has never gotten a blister. I’ve taken off my Gore-Tex boot after a twelve-mile day to find several blisters all over my feet—everywhere from atop my pinkie toe to behind my heel.  They are painful, irritating, and can make the…


Bushcraft Fishing – How to Make a Fishing Pole and Reel

This video shows a great method bushcraft fishing using mostly natural materials from the wilderness. The materials you need are: Small container Fishing hooks Weights Fishing line – Twenty feet of six or eight pound test Safety pin (optional) Bobber (optional) An excellent way to store your fishing hooks are to…



Natural Insect Repellent Recipies: Homemade Insect Repellent for the Outdoors

Whether camping, hiking or biking, mosquitoes, ticks, deer flies and other types of insects are our companions in the outdoors. We all attract these irritating pests at different rates depending on all types of factors including our body chemistry and metabolism. Likewise, insect repellents that work for one person may…


Ultralight Backpacking Tarp Shelter Comes in Handy, Rain or Shine

A backpacking tarp shelter is sometimes overlooked as an essential piece of gear for backpackers. However, their usefulness is quite versatile, with uses such as a rain fly, a sun shade, or even a tarp tent. If you pack ultralight and prefer to sleep out in the open, a tarp…


Bannock Launches Healthy Backpacking Food

Bannock Outdoors today launched the first healthy backpacking food line wholly developed with the health conscious individual or family in mind, with meals and desserts that include natural ingredients, the highest amount of protein and fiber, and the overall largest portions of food per serving. As a result, anyone actively…



Small Truck Campers: Lightweight Pop-Up Campers for Small Trucks

Some of my fondest outdoor memories as a child were spent in a small truck camper. My parents had a 74 chevy stepside which was considered a full-size truck at that time, but due to the fat rear fender design, it’s bed was small. Still, the truck could accommodate a small camper,…