Skills & Tips
Rope Skills To Learn Before Your Next Climbing Trip. Whether you’re a mountaineer or a canyoneer, chances are you live and die by your rope and your ability to use it.
Possessing a handful of basic climbing rope skills can you get out of serious jams, and it might even save your life. Here are five climbing rope skills for the mountains, canyons and hills that can allow you to rescue yourself or others and turn a nightmare into an adventure. Rappel on a Munter Hitch It happens to the best of us: You go on a climbing or spelunking adventure and remember to bring all of your numerous pieces of gear, except perhaps the most essential: a rappel device. How to Make a Bug Out Bag. Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart of Willow Haven Outdoor.
The term ‘Bugging Out’ refers to the decision to abandon your home due to an unexpected emergency situation–whether a natural disaster or one caused by man. A ‘Bug Out Bag’ is a pre-prepared survival kit designed to sustain you through the journey to your destination once you’ve decided to ‘Bug Out’ in the event of an emergency evacuation. Typically, the Bug Out Bag (BOB) is a self-contained kit designed to get you through at least 72 hours. This kit is also referred to as a 72-Hour Bag, a Get Out Of Dodge Bag (GOOD Bag), an EVAC Bag, and a Battle Box. Desert Survival: 8 Simple Tips That Could Save Your Life.
Accidents and emergencies can turn anyone’s desert trip into a life and death situation.
But you don’t need to be a full-blown survival expert to stay alive. Here are eight simple tips for staying alive so you can tell your grandkids the story one day. 1. Keep a Lid on It: Keep your head covered, either with a big hat or whatever you can find. 100 Skills Every Man Should Know: 2008's Ultimate DIY List.
Handle a blowout2. Drive in snow3. 29 life lessons learned in travelling the world for 8 years straight. EDIT: This blog post was written on my 8 year travel anniversary in 2011.
THIS year (2013) I celebrated my TEN year travel anniversary with a much more visual representation of the top ten lessons learned in travelling the world, including the absolute best footage from my travels, and you can hear me speak out the lessons directly to the camera. Here it is: How to Forecast Weather | Ever wondered how to forecast the weather without actually using instruments?
Check the Clouds: Clouds can tell us a lot about the weather. For example, they can tell us if it’s going to be warmer on a particular night by simply being there. That’s because they prevent heat radiation from escaping. Build a Fire Bed - Step-by-Step Guides for Offbeat DIY Projects. How to Make a Signal Fire. How To Use a Compass - when you have no compass....
Kjetil Kjernsmo's illustrated guide on Finding the directions without a compass You are lost.
I mean really lost. How To Make Glow-In-The-Dark Mountain Dew. How to sail an America's Cup Yacht. 10 Wilderness Survival Skills From Hatchet. The other day I was sorting through some old books and stumbled upon a childhood favorite, Hatchet by Gary Paulsen.
The last time I read it was nearly 15 years ago, so I decided to read it again for old times sake. For those of you who haven’t read Hatchet, the basic plot is this: A teenage city boy named Brian Robeson crashes in the middle of the Canadian wilderness while flying in a bush plane. Survival Guides - Survival-Tube. Survivalism: Fall Hiking Wish List.