"Imagine being stranded in the wilderness, no shelter, no food, no water, no fire, no weapon, no survival skills... that ain't me. I'm ready."

23rd August 2011

Photo reblogged from The Picture Alive. with 7 notes

thepicturealive:

Feeling scenic on the Appalachian Trail.  The Shenandoah Valley, Virginia.  

thepicturealive:

Feeling scenic on the Appalachian Trail.  The Shenandoah Valley, Virginia.  

Tagged: TravelRoadtripLovethebusAppalachian TrailHikingMusicBluegrassVirginiaCampingBears

14th August 2011

Video reblogged from Backcountry Compass with 4 notes

backcountrycompass:

Sleeping Bag purchasing tips from Backpacker Magazine. Then check out these Sleeping Bags!

Tagged: sleeping bagbuyers guidecampingtipsshopping

12th August 2011

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Tagged: Glacier National ParkMountainsMistNational ParksHikingCamping

12th August 2011

Photo reblogged from A Life Less Frightening... with 22 notes

Tagged: CampingGlacierKayakKayakingLakeMontanaNationalParkPhotographyWaterMountainsRocky

20th July 2011

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7 Ways To Light A Fire Without A Match

http://www.fieldandstream.com/photos/gallery/survival/fire/2006/10/seven-ways-light-fire-without-match

Tagged: BackpackingCampingFireHikingHow toSurvival

20th July 2011

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A sleeping bag for your dog???

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For those who enjoy bringing your dog on the trail - hiking, camping, backpacking - consider bringing a dog sleeping bag for you pooch if you are cold weather camping or backpacking through a region that is known for its cold climate.

Believe it or not, even though dogs have fur, most dogs breed are not equipped to rough-it in cold weather.  Even breeds such as malamutes and huskies can benefit from a dog sleeping bag and prevent frostbite, etc.  Most of you have seen my posts on gear for dogs from www.ruffwear.com/dog_coats (they offer coats for all weather and offer a selection of beds, etc.), but check out these sleeping bags that are designed for dogs:

1.http://www.outdoordog.co.uk/Camping_equipment.html 2.http://campingbags.blog.com/coleman-hibernation-dog-sleeping-bag-medium/  3.http://www.backcountry.com/sierra-designs-big-dog-sleeping-bag-boys-20-degree-synthetic.

Tagged: dogsdog sleeping bagbackpacking gear for dogscamping gear for dogsbackpackinghikingcampingcold weather gear

12th July 2011

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Weighing in at 3 lb 2 oz, the Clark North American Jungle Hammock is a versatile 4-season hammock that can be used whether you are expecting heavy snow or tropical conditions.

http://www.junglehammock.com/models/northamerican/index.php

http://www.junglehammock.com/

Tagged: BackpackingHikingCampingCamping GearBackpacking GearHammocksJungle HammocksSleeping in the outdoors

12th July 2011

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BEAR SAFETY TIPS 
For day-hikes, camping trips, backcountry camping, backpacking, extended hikes, etc.
http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/bearenc.htm
http://www.glaciertrails.com/bear_safety.php
http://www.nps.gov/shen/naturescience/bear_safety.htm
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/bears.htm
http://bearinfo.org/bear-safety/

BEAR SAFETY TIPS

For day-hikes, camping trips, backcountry camping, backpacking, extended hikes, etc.

http://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/bearenc.htm

http://www.glaciertrails.com/bear_safety.php

http://www.nps.gov/shen/naturescience/bear_safety.htm

http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/bears.htm

http://bearinfo.org/bear-safety/

Tagged: hikingcampingbackpackingtrailswildlife safetybear safetybears

8th July 2011

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10 of the best places to hike in the United States

http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/11-06/10-of-the-best-places-to-hike-in-the-united-states.html?utm_source=travelnewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=textlink&utm_campaign=2011may26

10 of the best places to hike in the United States

http://www.bootsnall.com/articles/11-06/10-of-the-best-places-to-hike-in-the-united-states.html?utm_source=travelnewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=textlink&utm_campaign=2011may26

Tagged: hikingcampingparks