Get a Grip!

About 2 weeks ago, I wrote a post on Waterproofing Your Backpack. In that post, I mentioned Rust-Oleum Leak Seal Flexible Rubber Sealant to waterproof the bottom of the pack. In this post, I am going to show you another way I put this miracle stuff to use… Midway through the winter season, I dropped […]

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Infographic: How to Survive Hypothermia

This from EMS, a special infographic for you today! For two reasons – first, the story which this appeared with on the EMS blog happened pretty close to home. And two, well, I have the next few weeks taken care of for my regularly scheduled, and informal “Just Your Average Infographic Wednesdays” (I am still […]

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Just Your Average Review: Kelty Cosmic 0-Degree Sleeping Bag

Product Specifications Manufacturer: Kelty Model: Cosmic 0 Size: Long  – Fits up to 6’ 6” Temperature Rating: 0° / -18°C Trail Weight (per manufacturer): 5 lb. 1 oz. / 2.27 kg Dimensions: Length: 84” / 213 cm, Shoulder girth: 64” / 163 cm Stuffed Dimensions: Diameter: 12" / 30 cm, Stuffed length: 20" / 51 […]

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Settling Down for a Long Winter’s Nap…

This is a checklist for what to do when camping in the winter to ensure you have just as comfortable of a night’s sleep as you would any other time of year out in the sticks… Hot Water About an hour before going to bed, boil up some hot water, and put it in a […]

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Paint the Fence a/k/a Layering Up and Down

Above: me layering up while taking a snack break on the Stratton Pond Trail. If you watched The Karate Kid (the original!), you may remember this scene – “Paint the Fence”. UP! DOWN! UP! DOWN! UP! DOWN! UP! DOWN! UP! DOWN! UP! DOWN! UP! DOWN! UP! DOWN! UP! DOWN! It’s repetitive. And it is the […]

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