backpacking tips

Best Way to Remove a Tick

If you’ve never had a tick, you’re lucky they absolutely suck, literally and figuratively. For those of us that have had the pleasure of a tick embedding itself in our flesh, then you’re familiar with how tough and painful they can be to pull out. Personally, I’ve had a tick…

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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…

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Bushcraft Tarp Shelter – How to Make a Tarp Shelther

Bushcraft Tarp Shelter Configurations Using No Cordage While survival Lilly uses the Tatonka Tarp 2, you can use any inexpensive tarp you can find to make this bushcraft tarp shelter. First you want to locate two trees that are close enough to fit your tarp. Next search for two sturdy forked branches…

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Internal Vs External Frame Backpacks

External vs. Internal Frame Backpacks Below, Ryestudios discusses the different aspects of internal vs external frame backpacks. The two backpacks he reviews are Kelty Trekker 3900 ST external frame backpack and the Kelty Red Cloud internal frame backpack. The Kelty Red Cloud internal frame backpack is a better option for colder temperature…

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6 Eco-Friendly Ways to Keep Mosquitoes Away

Although nowhere near as much of a problem as they are in some other countries, mosquitoes can be a major annoyance in the US during the summer months. They’re especially prevalent in the south-east, where mosquito season can often go on until October if the weather is favorable. If you…

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Ultra Lightweight Backpacking Tips

Video Tips for Ultra Lightweight Backpacking Gear Setup Here’s a great video by Will Wood on ultra-lightweight gear setup for your next backpacking trip. Will claims his base gear setup weights just 10 lbs, and the total weight for his pack comes in at 20 lbs, 5 ounces, including 7…

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