Fall is my favorite time of year to hike. It's not just the color of the leaves changing but the cooler crisp air and the smell of wood burning stoves in the distance. But while fall has a lot to offer for hikers and backpackers we need to be careful as it's also the beginning … Continue reading Don’t Become the Hunted…Be Seen!
When in a pinch, meaning you have no filter system or purification there is a way to filter water in a survival situation. Simple sand water filter 1. To start with, you need a container. If you can find a large, empty can, use it. Punch 5-10 holes in the bottom of the can. A … Continue reading Filtering Water to Survive
I had a mini Schnauzer and I have to say he was the best dog. Most of time when you see pictures of people hiking with their dog it's a big one. Many ads in magazines, for some reason, feature hikers or backpackers with a lab of some sort. But you don't see many mini … Continue reading Man’s Best Friend and the Lessons We Learn
Greetings everyone, Some might say that I’m a just an old guy who still enjoys traveling & spending time outdoors despite my relatively recent mobility issues. I began my love for the outdoors at an early age growing up in New England where I explored the woods down the street and going to the beach along the shores of the Long Island Sound. A few years after moving to California I … Continue reading Hiker of the Week: TimH aka @t_jh2009
As early as I can remember I was outside playing. Growing up we lived in a very small town on four acres. Our property sat between several other empty acreages that made it perfect for playing. My brother and I would explore, play army men, or go "camping" in the back yard. I would soon … Continue reading Hiker of the Week: Adam Nutting aka @hikingthetrail