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  1. Recipes
    Hello all! I have the perfect on the trail gourmet meal that's a hoot to make and even better to eat. If you're on the in the woods or in the backyard, cooking meat over flame is pure camp comfort food. Enjoy! 2 Cornish Hens, frozen in plastic 1 straight piece of "green" wood about one...
  2. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Let's talk about snacks for a multi-day camping or backpacking trip. One of the things I have asked myself over the decades are snacks for a backpacking or camping trip. For discussion let's leave day hikes out of the equation. When meal planning I go for three main meals, such as three...
  3. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    The medium ALICE pack can be used without a frame, but I would like to hear from people who have used it with and without the frame and which one they feel best about. I have a medium ALICE pack on a frame, and that is the only way I have ever used it. The frame seems to draw the top of the...
  4. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Does anyone have a SAW pouch on their backpack? Some of the readers may be asking, "What is a SAW pouch?" A SAW pouch holds a magazine for a M249 light machine gun - Squad Automatic Weapon. These are good sized MOLLE pouches which fit military packs. I would like something that can attach...
  5. Food and water
    Both of my Sawyer Mini water filters, and my Sawyer PointONE water filter have stopped working. They have only been used a handful of times, mostly for videos and a couple of hiking trips. All three filters have been in storage fro around two years. Store room is a closet in my house. The...
  6. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Hi Folks! This summer I started up at the Arctic Ocean in Alaska and hiked south over the Brooks Range. Then I paddled down a series of rivers including the Yukon, before doing a week-long portage to the Kuskokwim River. From there I paddled to Pacific tidewater. Needless to say I saw lots of...
  7. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Dogs and I were hiking around a pond that is off in the woods when I walked up on this snake. I was walking straight at it, but saw it before I stepped on it. Spoiler: Even though it looks mean, it is just a water snake. It blended in perfectly with the undergrowth. That is the reason why...
  8. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Video I put together for AllOutdoor talking about keeping your bearings / not getting lost in the woods. Dogs were having a great time making this video. Be sure to subscribe to the AllOutdoor YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/user/AllOutdoorcom Full article -...
  9. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Spring is here and a lot of people will be heading out on hiking and camping trips. Let's take a few minutes and talk gear people like to bring. Food - Snacks. Sometimes I will carry a stove, fuel and mountain house freeze dried meal. However, 2018 I may be leaving the stove at home and...
  10. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Surely everyone has heard of a LifeStraw? It is a simple tube that is a water filter. Place the inlet into the water, then suck the water through the tube. Seems simple enough right? Almost too good to be true? If something seems to god to be true it usually is, except for the LifeStraw. Back...
  11. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I have three packs I want to outfit with an IFAK kit. The packs will be used for hiking, maybe an overnight warm weather camping trip. The packs are: Patrol pack Three day assault pack Medium MOLLE I have a condor tactical molle pouch that measures five inches wide, and it seems to fit...
  12. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I've searched and find nothing specific about the subject line so I gotta ask: How much extra clothing do you carry when backpacking? For this summer I've added an extra pair of socks, spare underwear, a tshirt and a long sleeve shirt in my kit and that takes up more than a little room. I've...
  13. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Has anyone else seen this news article about ticks? http://www.ibtimes.com/what-bourbon-virus-missouri-woman-dies-after-contracting-tick-borne-disease-2565062 It is a virus spread by ticks called the Bourbon Virus and currently there is no cure. From the article: The researchers at the center...
  14. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Hello, new to the forum! Currently for my large pack I'm running with an Eberlestock V69 Destroyer, and I love it but I feel it's just a bit much most of the time. That and here's no good spot for a rifle that isn't awkward, and. It's just 'messy'. A lot of extra fabric hanging around. Also, in...
  15. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I think a good axe is an important part of ones kit, especially when your AO is forested. However, I haven't yet found an axe that suits my needs. I tried to get by on a crappy walmart Pack Axe, but if I ever needed to do any real work, I know that it wont cut it (literally). I'm probably...
  16. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    July 2016 I went on one of my excursions. These are usually around 8 - 10 miles. This one was cut a little short at around 6 - 8 miles. Up until then I had never taken a gear sling pack on more than just a couple of mile hike. At round maybe the 5 - 6 mile mark, the strap started digging...
  17. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    My current cooking pot is a 450 ml Optimus terra solo. Mostly I boil water in it for mountain house freeze dried food. It seems small for noodles. I am thinking about going up to a 750 ml pot. I have a Vargo sierra 750 but my stove does not fit in it very well. What size pot do you use for...
  18. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    On a hiking trip a couple of weeks ago I experienced some of the first signs of heat exhaustion, which were dry skin, rapid heartbeat, fatigue and muscle cramps. This was the same trip where I found the abandoned hunting camp. I knew that I was getting too hot, daytime highs were near 100...
  19. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey everyone! I've finally started to solidify the list of contents for my bob. At the beginning I decided to use an old duffel I had laying around for the pack until I knew what I had to store, and then I would figure out what I needed in a bag. I've also tried out a few with different...
  20. Illinois
    Hey everyone! I am new to backpacking and am wondering, do any of you guys know of any overnight backpacking trails within an hour or two of Peoria? I have been looking all over the internet and just can't find any. I am thinking at least 6 or 7 miles. (campfire is necessary:)) Thanks!
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