Making natural cordage is quick and easy. It's a great skill to have for fire starting and shelter building in a survival situation. But it's also a fun craft to try around a campfire. In this video, I show you how to quickly twine cordage from the inner bark of a cedar tree.
This is a great project that you can test out on your upcoming camp trip...making delicious Cedar Tea from fresh cedar leaves! It tastes spicy, refreshing, and a little bit like Christmas! I'll definitely be preparing it as my bedtime drink under the stars on upcoming camping trips.
With the massive influx of new mountain bikers, I thought we could all use a quick refresher on trail etiquette for both riders and builders. In this video, I talk about why secret trails matter, how we can protect them, and offer tips for both riders and builders.
Ready to connect with nature, get some peace and quiet, and also move your body? Hiking is an activity that checks all the boxes. With a little planning, the right gear, and a positive attitude, hiking is an amazing experience anyone can enjoy. And the best part? It’s totally accessible to anyone with shoes and a backpack.
Make a homemade fire starter by following along with this DIY project! All you need are three simple ingredients that you'll find in your house and in the woods. When made with good quality ingredients these fire starters resist wind, light rain, and have over a 10-minute burn time!
After seeing a 10% chance for northern lights on the forecast, I headed to the hills with my family, in hopes of seeing the rare spectacle for myself. And yes, I did say forecast. The NOAA Space and Weather Prediction Center has an Aurora doppler feed that forecasts the occurrence every 30 minutes.
In this article we talk about everything that you need to bring on a day hike, plus a free day hike gear checklist printable. With the help of this checklist you'll have no trouble getting geared up the right way!
Strava is fantastic for ride data, especially to those who are training or just obsessed with the numbers. But, a new feature on the App, called the Heatmap, is attracting too much attention to secret spots. While the Strava Heatmap is awesome for hunting down new places to ride, hike and ski, it can also bring to much traffic into very fragile areas.
Hunting and foraging for chanterelle mushrooms is pretty easy! You just need to keep your eyes open for bright orange mushrooms along the forest floor. The best part is that once you find a good place you can return there year after year for a mushroom harvest.