Best IFAK aka Individual First Aid Kits in 2020

On the trail with canvas IFAK individual first aid kit

The Best IFAK Of , The Good, Bad And The Decent. I do quite a bit of traveling. You can find me hiking up mountains and cycling through jungles. It is exhilarating, but it is also dangerous. Fortunately, I never travel alone. Most of my companions have some first aid training, and I always thought […]

How To Make Coffee While Camping

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Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on twitter Share on email Table of Contents How To Make Coffee While Camping The question of how to make coffee while camping haunts most avid campers and for good reason. There is nothing more invigorating than waking up in the great outdoors and watching the sunrise. But […]

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 […]

How To Raise An Air Mattress Off The Floor

Shopper in camping store looking at air mattresses

How To Raise An Air Mattress Off The Floor If you’re an avid camper, you probably agree with me when I state that the most comfortable bedding item hands down has to be the humble air mattress. I’m one of the lucky ones. I still recall being introduced to the whole experience of camping for […]

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 […]

A Guide On Insulating Your Tent During A Cold Blizzard

Camper in snow cold conditions with tent covered in sleet and snow

How to Insulate a Tent—How insulation Works? Insulation works in two ways. You can either trap heat or cold, depending on the situation. When tent camping, most experts use insulation to stay warm. Most campers also rely solely on the heat their bodies produce to fight the cold. The notion sounds ridiculous, but things start […]

How To Use Fix-a-Flat

All wheel drive has flat tire in outback preparing to use Fix A Flat

How to use Fix A Flat? The Can that could save you in a crisis. Fix A Flat (FAF) is a single-use canned flat tire inflator. It is used to provide a quick and temporary solution to drivers who experience a flat tire emergency. It is a good option for plugging out a hole once […]

Solo Camping for Women

Young woman solo camping cooking snacks on campfire, on beach in front of cream coloured tent

Solo Camping for Women Is becoming an increasingly popular activity. Some use camping to disrupt their busy connected lifestyles. Others seem to enjoy the serenity of nature and use it to rouse creativity. I go solo camping as a woman because I enjoy different challenges and especially when I feel that I’m becoming complacent with […]

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 […]

How to Find a Hole in Air Your Mattress

Camper carries blue air mattress fully pumped to tent out in the wilderness

How to Find a Leak in an Air Mattress For a slightly extra premium, an air mattress is a great addition when camping to improve sleep quality and spinal support.  It will provide more sleeping comfort than your average rollup foam matt. It also offers the convenience of being compressible for easy stowing. But, it […]

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 […]