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Winter Is Coming-Check Your Gear!!

With the sun setting earlier and the temperatures dipping as we head into fall and eventually winter you should be sure and check all of the gear you will be using for your cold weather adventures. Tune the skis, check…

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Drink Water Beat The Heat

Everyone has at some time experienced some form of dehydration, whether it is due to a few to many cold beers or a few too many miles on the trail. Heck even simply sitting on the couch you can dehydrate.…

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Will Ferrell Man Vs. Wild!!

HAHAHA Found this courtesy of the folks at Backpacker, American funny man Will Ferrell joined Bear Grylls for a two night survival trip! Not only did Will survive a 100' frozen waterfall repel but he suffered through frigid nights and…

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Getting Naked Pays Off

53-year-old Australian cyclist Yair Kellner, already a certifiable bad ass for simply entering the 350 mile Iditarod Trail Invitational from Knik, AK to McGrath, AK has one up-ed himself with his survival instinct. Kellner had entered the race as a…

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Warning about “survivor” labels

Chances are if you are checking out this blog or any of the other outdoor blogs, you have at one time or another run across Man Vs. Wild, Survivorman, or one of the many other survivor shows shown on t.v.…

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3 – it’s a magic number!!!!

Regardless of the fancy exciting shows I have no doubt we have all seen, survival sucks. It is not a pleasant experience and to truly SURVIVE takes some basic factors of life.. Remaining calm and using your head is by…

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Ten Essentials

These are the tried and true essentials for backcountry travel Map -- So you can get where you're going or communicate your location to rescuers. Compass -- Critical for navigation and providing rescuers with your location. Flashlight/headlamp -- Going for…

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S.U.R.V.I.V.A.L.

Here is an acronym I had ingrained into my mind while in the military and it still serves me well. S-size up the situation U-undue haste makes waste R-remember where you are V-vanquish fear and panic I-improve your surroundings V-value…

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