JOURNAL

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: 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 FREQUENTLY FORGOTTEN BUG OUT BAG ITEMS

There are basic items that everyone includes in their bug out bag, such as food, water, extra clothing, a firestarter, light source, and first aid kit. However, if you’re bugging out, chances are there is a reason and who knows how long it will be for. These 5 items are frequently forgotten by preppers, but can come in very handy in the event of a bug out. Plus, you can pack all of these items in a small MOLLE pouch such as the Sidekick and only take them if you need them. Sewing Kit ...READ MORE


GEAR REVIEW: A HUNTER'S PERSPECTIVE OF THE PARATUS

As a hunter I cover a lot of ground every year. From the mountains of eastern Oregon in pursuit of a bull elk, to the plains and timbered draws of Oklahoma searching for an elusive white-tailed deer, I’m always on the move. I’ve even scaled rocky peaks and the rainy hillsides of south-central and southeast Alaska hunting bears and Sitka blacktail deer. Over the years I’ve carried the same pack. Not because it was a top of the line pack, but rather because it was bought for me by my father whe ...READ MORE


PRESS RELEASE: DAN BECK FEATURED ON SURVIVALIST PREPPER PODCAST

What did they talk about? The benefit of buying manufacturer direct Why buying from a smaller company is a good thing What sets 3V Gear apart Why 3V Gear products are great for beginner preppers, as well as, seasoned veterans When to use a smaller, lightweight, bag with less-capacity vs a larger bag where there are more options How your fitness level can affect your bug out bag choice Listen to the whole podcast at http://survivalistprepper.net/3vgear-bug-bags-interview-giveaway/ ...READ MORE


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