JOURNAL

HOW-TO GUIDE: MAKING A REAL-LIFE GET HOME BAG

How you create a get home bag is a very personal choice. There are countless lists on the internet that tell you all of the random things you should include in your get home bag but in reality, your get home bag should specific to you and the most likely situation you will find yourself in. Consider this, most of us will spend the majority of our time away from home at work. We could spend countless hours considering the innumerable situations that we could end up in and this is a ...READ MORE


HOW-TO GUIDE: CREATING AN EMERGENCY SURVIVAL PLAN

You may already have a Bug Out Bag, Vehicle Go Bag, or Food Storage setup in case of an emergency or natural disaster, but do you have a survival plan? Making a survival plan is something that a lot of preppers forget to do, but it’s one of the most important things you can have at your disposal in any emergency situation. These plans don’t have to be all inclusive, they can simply outline the steps you need to take when SHTF. Below are some suggestions and examples for you to use when putting t ...READ MORE


HOW-TO GUIDE: CONVERTING THE SHIFT URBAN SLING PACK INTO A HIGH-FUNCTION, NONDESCRIPT CAMERA BAG

We have all heard those horror stories of photographers being targeted by thieves because they are walking around with thousands of dollars in camera gear strapped to their back. It is easy pickings for would be thieves. This is one reason we designed the Shift Urban Sling Pack and the Sentinel Padded Camera Insert to go with it. I am an active photographer and I travel a lot. Carrying a dedicated camera bag screams, “I am carrying expensive camera gear. Please rob me.” It is akin t ...READ MORE


WHAT'S IN YOUR BAG: POSSE, ULTIMATE MOM BAG

As a mother with quite a few little ones running around, I don't always have the time and energy to lug around a heavy diaper bag or purse everyday. The Posse Sling Pack is not only a great everyday bag, but it also has the option of a concealed carry pocket. I'm a parent who packs, so having that option available with such easy access was important to me. Of course, there are the prettier purses out there with some of the same features, but the tactical style of the Posse and it's v ...READ MORE


ADVENTURE JOURNAL: SKIS AND SWIMSUITS

Skis and swimsuits don’t often go together, but a small group of us decided on an outdoor winter adventure that involved both. Our destination was an interesting collection of natural hot springs called Fifth Water Hot Springs. Early Sunday morning we loaded all of our gear and drove 60 minutes south of Salt Lake City to Spanish Fork Canyon. A few minutes up the canyon and we arrived at a gate for Diamond Fork. During the summer months, the gate is open and the road is paved, but as this is Febr ...READ MORE


HOW-TO GUIDE: WILDERNESS SURVIVAL - AN INTRODUCTION TO BUSHCRAFTING

Using the resources available in nature at its best is what Bushcrafting is all about. In the simplest words, bushcrafting = wilderness skills. If you are going on a trek, use some basic bushcraft tools with excellence and make your outdoor living easier than ever. Let's talk about the tools & skills you must know to become a proficient bushcrafter. THE ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF BUSHCRAFTING Foraging Foraging means finding the best edible food when one is in the wild. From hunters to fish ...READ MORE


HOW-TO GUIDE: WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT BEING PREPARED FROM IRMA AND HARVEY

Don’t ProcrastinateAlways remember to stock your survival kits and bug out bags before any emergencies. As Hurricane Irma came closer to Florida, it became very difficult for the residents there to obtain supplies. Water bottle prices skyrocketed online. Although officials of Florida discouraged price gouging, many brands were still raising their prices to take advantage of people’s desperate need for essentials. On Amazon, some water bottle prices that were normally $24, were raised to $100. Ai ...READ MORE


GEAR REVIEW: A CANYONEERS REVIEW OF THE VELOX II

Let me start by saying, awesome bag! Now that you know where I stand let’s get started. This bag is an improvement on the already great Velox I, in my opinion, starting with the size and design of the bag. The interior compartments seem roomier and I love the double compression straps on each side bag that allow you to expand the carrying capacity with ease. I mainly use this bag for hiking and technical canyoneering, translation: I beat the crap out of my gear. An average day is 10+ hour ...READ MORE


HOW-TO GUIDE: WHAT THE HELL IS RUCKING AND WHY SHOULD I DO IT?

What is rucking? The definition of rucking is "the activity of moving with weight on your back in a rucksack (aka backpack), where action, energy, and purpose are required". It's also the foundation of training for many Special Forces units including Green Berets. These groups use rucking to help troops get used to carrying heavy loads (usually 100+ lbs) across long distance with little sleep to simulate a bug out, deployment where vehicles aren’t available, or other situations where s ...READ MORE


HOW-TO GUIDE: 5 BEST PLACES TO LIVE (WHEN SOCIETY BEGINS TO COLLAPSE)

It is important to consider the best places to live in the event of a societal collapse, to consider what are the best climates and areas to keep you and your family safe. It is important to know what you are looking for when determining if the area will be sustainable for survival.When considering a relocation there are many factors to consider when selecting the best area for efficient survival. You will want to look for areas with low population and low risk for natural disasters; this can be ...READ MORE


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