outdoors

Rope Knots to Master
[Video Tutorial] 6 Essential Rope Knots to Master for the Outdoors
Rope and cordage is used ubiquitously for outdoor activities, so knowing how to tie knots to keep things secure is critical. But, not all rope knots are created equal! Each knot is unique and specifically...
Headlamp mountains
Best Sport Headlamps [Top 3] – Camping, Climbing, Cycling & More!
Some of the best headlamps on the market these days are so versatile and practical that they have become an essential part of certain recreational activities and sports. From camping and cycling, to hiking...
Bivouac bivouacking
What the Heck is Bivouacking? - Ultralight Shelters Explained [Bivy Sack]
Chance are you’ve heard about “bivouacking” and a “bivy sack” but don’t really know what it’s all about. Well, truthfully, I never knew what bivouacking or a bivy bag was either until recently....
fire under a tarp
Is It Safe to Start a Fire Under a Tarp? Major Hazards & Setup Tips
In some situations, either due to extreme weather or during an emergency, the only way to start and sustain a fire is by keeping it protected under a tarp. However, if not set up correctly, the heat, smoke...
Camping Utility Belt Components
How to Build Your Own Camping Utility Belt - Knife, Bear Spray and More!
A camping utility belt is the pinnacle of functionality while in the outdoors. It enables campers to be more productive and provides accessibility to essential tools. Furthermore, a versatile camping utility...
camp fire in the rain
How to Start a Fire in the Rain – Pro-Tips & Instructions
Starting a camp fire in the rain can be extremely challenging. You can end up spending far too much time and precious energy in a futile attempt. Personally, during my first few camping trips, even the...