Can You Get Paracord Wet?

green paracord

There are so many questions about paracord and it’s easy to understand considering that this is such a versatile and useful survival material. One of the most frequent questions I see after whether or not paracord will stretch is whether or not paracord will shrink if you expose it to water. There does seem to …

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Can a Shotgun Take Down a Bear?

roaring grizzly bear

One of the topics that came up when I was first moving to Alaska was what type of firearm I could carry around for safety’s sake. Especially what type of “bear gun” I needed to be carrying for that worst case scenario. At the end I went with two (not to mention the bear spray) …

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Finding Your Ideal Backpacking Saw: Know Your Options

Nordic pocket saw for survival

Finding the right outdoor gear is important before any expedition. This is true whether you are camping, backpacking, or gearing up for a wilderness survival adventure to challenge your skills. Having the right gear is crucial, and that includes having versatile multi-tools that can help you out of a lot of situations in a pinch …

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Do Climbing Tree Stands Damage Trees?

standalone deer hunting stand

Protecting the great outdoors is a natural reaction when you spend so much time in nature whether camping, hiking, hunting, fishing, or just simply enjoying what the natural world has to offer. Tree strands are a major part of hunting, especially deer hunting. That being said, there are some concerns that tree stands can damage …

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Can You Use A Camping Stove Indoors?

full-sized propane camping stove

There are a few reasons to consider using a camping stove indoors instead of outside while on a camping trip. However, it’s very important to realize that is only safe with certain types of camping stoves and only in well ventilated conditions. In other cases, trying to use one of these indoors could lead to …

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Best Fly Rod Weight for Trout: Beginner’s Guide

old fly fisherman trout fishing

Choosing the right fly rod can seem like a daunting task as you stand in front of twenty different fly rods that look identical. Different prices, weights, pieces, and casting styles all need to be taken into consideration. The most important factor in buying a fly rod is undoubtedly the weight. So before you spend …

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How to Clean a Smelly Tent

two guys camping out

Camping is an amazing experience and one of my favorite hobbies. My family has camped for as long as I can remember, and sometimes for weeks or months on end when traveling. And the end of a whole family sleeping in a tent for weeks on end…the tent can carry some odors. That’s for sure. …

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