Knot Tying

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I saw this blog a while back, and promptly forgot about it when something shiny distracted me. A timely post on BF reminded me of its goodness. Stormdrane apparently loves tying knots, and has great videos, pictures, and written tutorials … Continued

Camping Stuff at Target Dollar Spot

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I usually avoid Target’s Dollar Spot like the plague, since it is mostly complete garbage that would not last past a single use. During the summer, however, they sometimes get some halfway decent stuff meant for the outdoors. This year … Continued

Take a whistle with you!

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I have been taking whistles on trips with me for so long that I take for granted that not everyone does. A whistle weighs next to nothing and can be extremely useful in the wilderness in a normal situation, let … Continued

Review – REI One Jacket

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My favorite jacket for years has been my REI Mistral. It has served me well, and still does, so I haven’t really bothered to look for a new one. Recently, I have been wanting a slightly more burly softshell for … Continued

Merino wool – the lowdown

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What is so special about merino wool, you ask? Well, here is some information from the wiki article I just wrote for you uninitiated: Merino wool is wool from a merino sheep. Merino clothing has become popular in the outdoor … Continued

Kevlar Thread at County Comm

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County Comm has spools of Kevlar thread up on their site now at $3.50 for 50 yards. Kevlar probably needs about as much description to this audience as Gore-Tex does, but I’ll give a brief rundown for the uninitiated: Kevlar … Continued

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