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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What Are Colored Flashlight Lenses Used for?

blue flashlight in woods at night

While most people just use a regular flashlight without filters, there are specific situations where it makes more sense to have a colored filter or lens to change the color of the light. Blue flashlight lenses and red flashlight lenses are the most common, but green is also sometimes used. Colored flashlight lenses are used …

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Will Climbing a Tree with Spikes on Kill It?

climbing tree with tree spikes

Climbing a tree is something that is surprisingly common depending on the job, situation, or circumstances. Tree spikes are a fairly common piece of equipment that are often seen when being used to climb trees, but that brings up a good question: will climbing a tree with spikes on kill it? In general, using tree …

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Best Recurve Bow Silencers

Wood Recurve Hunting Bow

Unless you’ve really gotten into hunting or shooting with a recurve bow you probably haven’t heard of these. Yet a recurve bow silencer is an interesting little tool that can reduce sound by an enormous amount. Very important if you’re forced to take a long shot on some very fast prey. People love to bow …

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We Know the Outdoors

creek in woods iowa forest

Hey all! Welcome to the website! I find the introduction blog post the hardest. You know it’s the post virtually no one will ever read, yet you’re expected to put down something smart, clever, funny. You’re selling the vision of what’s to come since this is the first post, by definition you’re not actually selling …

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