Wilderness Survival: Basic Med Kit

Being a first responder, one thing I am really big on is being medically prepared for a situation that may arise in the field. While we should fully comprehend that nobody will be able to be fully prepared for EVERY medical scenario in the field, we should take steps to be prepared for some of the more common ones. These…

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Product review: Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter

There are a few things you will not catch me in the field without: my knife, at least 2 modern methods of starting a fire, and the Sawyer® Squeeze .1 micron water filtration system. When I test gear, I look for 5 things. “does it work” “is it reliable” “how easy is it to use” If it passes those first…

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Starting out, what to pack. (the basics)

There’s a lot of opinions on what get packed into a good field kit, or ruck, pack, or whatever you choose to call it. Survivalists, hikers and campers will almost get into bar room brawls over the subject, the way football fanatics almost will over who gets picked where and when in the NFL draft. Ok, maybe it’s not THAT…

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