Tag Archives: safety

Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight/Watertight Series .7 Medical Kit

This Adventure Medical Kits Ultralight/Watertight Series .7 Medical Kit was received for review purposes from Adventure Medical Kits.  They can be purchased on their WEBSITE as well as various outdoor sporting goods retailers.  To read my initial impressions on the kit use this LINK


How To Survive a Fall through Ice

Many of us live in areas where ponds and lakes freeze over during the winter.  My family and friends snowshoe, cross country ski, spend time ice fishing and snow mobiling across local lakes.  Although we are careful to not go on the lake until there is a thick layer of ice, accidents happen.   A fall through the ice and into a lake can be dangerous any time of year, but dealing with very cold water and air temperatures makes it even more of a danger.   The US Swim Schools Association has shared some great tips with us, and we hope you’ll all read and remember them – just in case!  Read the tips HERE and be prepared.

Kestrel 2500 Pocket Weather Meter (update)

I love a product that is small, light, durable, and does exactly what it is supposed to. So from what I have experienced the Kestrel 2500 weather meter really fits the bill. Read the second installment of my 3 part review of this fine product.

Dave W

Kahtoola MICROspikes

By Jason B

Kahtoola MICROspikes on the 'rock' - Kodiak, Alaska

Kahtoola MICROspikes on a pair of trail shoes


Sometimes in the winter, I need serious traction, especially with the freeze/thaw cycles we see in the mountains here, but crampons are overkill.  I am hopeful that the Kahtoola MICROspikes will be able to fill this niche between standard traction devices and crampons.  The Kahtoola MICROSpikes are slip on traction devices that fit over most footwear. 

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Ultimate Survival Technology Base Kit UPDATE

I have been able to use a couple of the items in a controlled environment to try them out. The Star Flash Signal Mirror is very easy to use. At first it took me a couple of times to find the ‘spot’ inside the star area that is used as a guide to point the mirror in the correct direction. Read more….

Ultimate Survival Technologies – Base Kit

You may not have the survival techniques of Bear Grylls or Les Stroud but Ultimate Survival Technologies have put together a kit that will sure help you survive if you ever find yourself lost and in a survival situation.


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