I always shake my head when I day hike with people who show up with next to no supplies. Why wouldn’t they want to be ready for an unplanned emergency? If you’ve been to one of my classes you have heard my displeasure with those who hit the trail with their water bottle, chapstick, hair […]
The 10 Essentials Of Hiking
Navigation – Far too many hikers today rely solely on technology. Yes those phone apps and maps are great but have you ever lost a phone? Broken one? Had a dead battery? A good old map and compass are the perfect backup and can be quite fun to use. Sun Protection – Getting extra crispy […]
The COVID Silver Lining?
Sitting here today approaching the summer of 2022 with mask mandates finally disappearing at each turn, I’m wondering what this means for the outdoor industry. The cabin fever that came with 2 years of seclusion has seen more and more people venturing into the ”wild”. If you have tried to pick up a slot at […]
I Hate This Meme
As the owner of a wilderness survival school who spends time teaching outdoor skills to people from all walks of life, I often get asked what I think of this post. Frequently our classes have seasoned hikers and backpackers who have gotten lost recently….which can be quite the eye opener. The experience of being lost […]
Have You Ever Had An Eleanor?
If you have ever seen the old Nic Cage remake of Gone In 60 Seconds, you know that the 1967 Mustang GT500 was his elusive nemesis that he named Eleanor. Every time he had tried to get his hands on one it ended in disaster…..bittersweet but glorious disaster. Have you ever had a hike that […]