Posts Tagged survival gear

    Maxpedition Kodiak Gearslinger Review

    The Maxpedition Kodiak Gearslinger is unlike a lot of other backpacks, as it only has one shoulder strap. Its designed so that the user can disconnect an under-the-arm strap, and then spin the pack so that its in front of them. Thus, making the pack easy to access without having to dismount it.

    Maxpedition makes 2 packs in its gearslinger series – the Sitka and the Kodiak. In this article we are going to be looking at the Kodiak.

    The single shoulder strap supports the weight of the pack, while the under the strap helps to keep the pack in place.

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    Basic Desert Survival

    At first glance the subject of Desert Survival seems deceptively simple. Find water and stay out of the sun; right? Not so fast, its a bit more complicated. To discuss desert survival properly we must ask ourselves a few questions. What is a desert? Why and how long will we be in the desert? And… Full Story>>>

    What is your survival gear fetish

    To some survivalist, collecting gear is like collecting stamps, or collecting coins – we can always find a way to justify buying something new. For some people its boots, backpacks, a compass, hats, gloves, sleeping bags,,,, you get the picture.

    I guess my gear fetish is backpacks, I just like having the right pack for the job. Whether its a day hike, over night camping trip, 8 mile hike in 100 degree heat,,, its nice to have the right pack to carry the gear. Full Story>>>

    Getting the maxpedition vulture II ready for a camping trip

    The other weekend I took some time to get my maxpedition vulture II ready for a camping trip. Over the next few months, my family and I have a couple of camping trips planned. One is supposed to be next weekend, on March 13 to Dam B in Jasper, Texas. There is supposed to be another camping trip on the river, and another camping trip along the Sabine River sometime this summer.

    Regardless of where your going on a camping trip, its best to be prepared. On my camping trips, I like to be comfortable, that might include bringing a hammock and a tri-pod stool, or even both. That way I can get off the ground for a little while and relax. Full Story>>>

    Recommended Products and Contest for September

    Contest for September: Red Flare Kits is having a contest to win one of three kits. First prize: Fundamentals First aid kit Everything you would want in a grab’n’go Medical Kit now arrives in a sleek, light-weight, water-resistant package featuring E-Z Easy Care First Aid System. Second prize: SOL 3 First aid/survival kit This 3-in-1… Full Story>>>