Before we had Google Maps, we had a sky full of stars and the sun to guide our way. Humans have an innate ability to navigate; a natural sense of direction. We create visual maps of an area in our brains, and using many different cues and landmarks, we are able to orient ourselves. However, without practicing navigation, you can lose the art of finding yourself.
Posts Tagged ‘Hiking’
When I set out to buy my first tent, I headed to my local sporting goods store with a short list of requirements:
There are still plenty of weeks left of summer before the kids head back to school. Need to beat the
Just in time for summer! Cheaper Than Dirt! has all the latest and greatest outdoor gear for camping, hiking and backpacking.
Lost, primitive hiking and camping, natural disasters, crash-landed, broke-down car far from civilization—any time there is potential for you to have to spend any time in the elements unexpectedly,
The bones most likely to fracture during simple falls, hiking accidents and sports injuries are the two below your knee;
Power outage, survival, camping, hiking, and natural disasters—there are plenty of situations when you may be without electricity. However, that does not mean you need to go without power.
Knowing how to start a fire can possibly save your life. It is one of the most essential survivor skills you should know if you are serious about surviving in an emergency or disaster. Here are five good reasons for knowing how to start a fire.
If you are like me, at some point it just gets too dang hot to tent camp in the summer. Spring weather in North Texas is optimal for camping—nice, warm and sunny during the day, with temperatures dropping in the night for a cool and comfortable sleeping environment. Plan your trips now before the heat turns sweltering. To get you ready, I have complied Cheaper Than Dirt’s! top six camping posts.
When venturing outdoors this spring and summer for a hike, swim, overnight camping, or even just a short nature walk,
As we start going outside more, so do North America’s black bears. When the weather warms up, black bears wake up from their deep sleep very hungry! After all, it has been a few months since they have eaten.
For a fast and convenient complete meal ready-to-eat, there is no comparison to a basic, made-for-civilian MRE. Made with quality ingredients, a case of MREs, which includes 12 full meals, is the perfect gift for the prepper, non-prepper, camper or hunter in your life.
Seems like just yesterday when the days were long and hot, and the fish were biting. It is hard to believe the holidays are here and the aisles are already decked with stockings, shiny ornaments, twinkling lights, and rolls of colorful wrapping paper. Within the following list, you are bound to hit the mark and pinpoint the ideal gift for the sportswomen in your life.
There are very few chances us regular folks get to walk on water, so when ponds, lakes or rivers freeze over many take the opportunity to participate in fun activities such as ice skating, a friendly game of ice hockey, snowshoeing or ice fishing. But how do you know the ice is safe to walk over?
“Is snow safe to eat?” That may sound like a ridiculous question, but it is a little more complicated than a simple answer yes or no.
Making a fire on the fly is tough already without snow and ice on the ground. I hope you never have to fend for yourself overnight in a winter storm, but in case you must—knowing how to start a fire in wet and adverse conditions can save your life.