I wanted to establish what I consider the lower limits of the SOL Escape Pro Bivvy. I’m not talking about survival either, just how cold I could manage without risking making myself sick. After testing it down to 36 F I believe I found my limit. Put it this way, I will not be trying it in anything colder than this unless I’m in a true survival situation. On the plus side, I was surprised at just how warm I was able to stay on a very windy and cold night. To read the rest of the update please click here (and scroll down).
“Hacks” are all the rage these days and this book does NOT disappoint in this arena! This reviewer received the book for review purposes. I really don’t want to give too much away by adding too many pictures here as I think if you are an outdoors type person, you will want this book in your library. It includes hacks for everything. Click here for the full review: http://4alloutdoors.org/reviews/book-reviews/survival-hacks-creek-stewart/
I like the way this book is laid out. On the back cover he mentions what he calls the 5 Cs of survivability; cutting tools, covering elements, combustion devices, containers and cordage. Throughout the book different elements of these 5 Cs are covered. To read the rest of the review please click here.
Arnie’s thoughts on “grit” and the mental aspects of hiking
Article by Arnie P
on the trail
Hiking is a very safe sport, despite the stories of injuries. What is not understood is the number of hikers who hike and return tired but in good condition. My purpose is pass on some of my half century experience on the trail. To read more.
By Chuck Carnes
I am starting a Bi-Weekly post on essential items that are needed to be prepared when being in the outdoors. These are just my thoughts and ideas and certainly not to be used as ‘set in stone’. So this week we look at The Knife…
I have used the eton FRX3 both at home and while on a 3 day/night canoe trip on Black Creek in Mississippi. I found that using the FRX3 as an emergency light and radio here at home works very well. I discovered that using it on a canoeing trip is probably not advisable, or at least I should have come up with a better way to protect the radio and kept it from getting wet. To read the rest of the update along with the entire review please click here.