Lighting A Coleman Lantern

Green Coleman fuel lantern is fixed on a tree during the daylight next to still river forest

Lighting A Coleman Lantern Is A Skill That Should Be Passed Down. I used to spend so much money on testing and owning several battery-powered LED lanterns. Sure, they are inexpensive, but they did not last long. So I had to keep replacing them. Everyone says that LED is the way to go. But having […]

What is an Awl

Awl for leather stiching in front of lady with many other goods for sale

What is an Awl? About five years ago, my partner and I, at the time, decided to combine our love of backpacking and travel gear with creativity and construction. So on that particular day, we decided that the best way to express this was through an Etsy shop. Here we would sell hand made leather […]

Is Polyester Warm

Is Polyester Warm Enough For You To Discard All Your Other Beloved Winter Clothes? The inclusion of synthetic Polyester in camping gear is very much the industry standard since the 1950’s outdoor gear has moved toward the use of robust, lightweight, and affordable materials. A trend that has been historically associated with the fashion industry. […]

What Colors Attracts Mosquitoes? The Light and Dark of it All.

Mosquito and colour attraction featured

A Colour a Day Keeps the Mosquito Away Have you ever wondered why mosquitoes seem to avoid a select few of your friends? Meanwhile, you’ve resigned to get bitten and always carrying your trusty lemon-scented roll-on repellent. Today there are so many home remedies out there that it’s confusing to know what works and what […]

Has Zero Breeze Overcome It’s Criticism?

Zero breeze 2 camper walks to his tent during day to start ZB

An Honest Zero Breeze Review I never expected to find myself looking at the Zero Breeze. Camping is supposed to be a rough experience, one that pits you against nature. I was more than happy to tough it out. But then my young ones decided to join me on a trip, and everything changed. I […]

The North Face Logo

The north face modelling puffer jacket x supreme

The North Face Logo It was not until I moved to the colder state of Victoria did I notice the premium apparel brand of The North Face. Sure the company existed online and in select stores in and around Sydney. But growing up with consistent beach weather was the perfect environment never to have to […]

How to Wash a Down Jacket

Orange down jacket zipped with sewed in badges

How to Wash a Down Jacket Years ago, I found myself in a Kathmandu retail store, talking to one of their salespersons. I came to the store not to buy anything in particular. But instead for advice on How to Wash a Down Jacket. The sales rep I spoke to was a young female and […]

Camping Portable Water Filters

Female is swimming and drinking creak or river water in summer

How the Cheap Portable Water Filter is Saving Lives in Savage Camping Scenarios. Venturing out into the wilderness can be exciting and empowering. Yet it can also present many challenges like being far from stores and amenities. Even the lack of reliable cell phone connection and limited food and water rations can be terrifying. If […]