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  1. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    This is a Maxpedition Falcon II Pygmy that is used for a warm weather pack. Its just big enough for a day long hike, or a light weight overnight camping pack. One of the questions I have been asked, "what makes a pack a warm weather pack?" In my opinion, its the packs size - its so small you...
  2. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    Yesterday I recieved a Camelbak BFM I traded for from a gentleman on the BushcraftUSA forum. Here's some pics and initial thoughts. First off, this thing is BIG. I'd consider it a 1 week pack, more than a 72 hr pack. You can fit a lot of stuff in here and I'd imagine still have it pretty...
  3. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    So what defines a pack as being "warm weather?"  The fact that there is no room for spare clothing in the pack, and that almost no extra clothing is brought on the trip.  With cold weather, the hiker or camper might want to bring along some extra clothing, just in case temps drop lower then...
  4. Reviews & Questions For Vendors
    This is a review of the Maxpedition Falcon II. About 6 weeks ago I got my son Korey a Maxpedition Falcon II. When I was 15, I wish I had a pack like this. Instead, I had a backpack that was just a little bigger then a 2 shoe boxes put side by side. The intended use for this pack is for...
  5. General Discussion
    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...
  6. Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    On my journey from random chubby guy to elite survivalist, I've been getting more and more prepared for the inevitable - actually being outdoors for extended periods of time :) A couple days ago I pulled out the family tent. At least, it was the family tent five years and two kids ago when we...
  7. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    This should be a pretty simple question, even for a 5 year old. This picture and the video was filmed on a rock flat where the overflow from a stream goes. Meaning, when the stream overflows, the water runs over this rock flat. When the water recedes there are these pools of water. Inside...
  8. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Sometime around 1994 or 1995 a couple of my buddies and I went on a camping trip in the bayous of Orangefield, which is just north or Bridge City, Texas. It was like any of the other dozens of trips we had been on, expect for the amount of snakes we saw on that trip. We pulled the 14 foot...
  9. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I cant decide between 3 backpacks. Mainly the use will be for a BOB what would you recommend out of these. I like these because they are more in my price range. NEW CUSCUS 75+10L Internal Frame Hiking Camp Travel Backpack NEW CUSCUS 6200ci Internal Frame Hiking Camp Travel Backpack -Gray...
  10. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    The question is, how do you find water in the wilderness? In the following video example there is a dried up creek bed with evidence that water had been there - such as small pools and discolored sand. The video was taken in East Texas, just north of Jasper.  Over the past month the lack of...
  11. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Whether your just going camping, or bugging out to a friends house, its important to have some tents on hand. Keep in mind that if you and your family need to leave your home, tents offer portable shelter.  During hurricane season, hundreds of thousands of people evacuate, and have nowhere to...
  12. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Went for a camp with the family here are a few pics. Here is the river leaving the falls. Here is one shot of the falls, you cannot go off trail because it is shut down due to hippies. Me boiling up some water for coffee. Note the tarp I had to set up because I didnt want the rain to put a...
  13. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    I have created an album for my recent car camping trip to Lake Superior Provincial Park. The pictures did not upload in the order I wanted them to so I am sorry if some of the captions seem jumbled up. I also took some panoramas but they are too big to look good in the album. I will try to...
  14. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Back in the day, when I was in college, me and the oldest took off to a lake in the wilds of glacier country. I have extensive backcountry exposure, even did a stint as a big game guide in a remote backcountry camp. On this day we enjoyed the fishing and settled in for the night. I pulled out...
  15. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    From a completely recreational camping standpoint (non SHTF) how do you find your campsights. There are a number of commercial campsights around my area (ie. AAA, State Parks, etc.) but most are very RV friendly and it's hard to get that 'great outdoors' feeling when your neighbors microwave...
  16. New Member Introduction
    Hi All, I am new to the group. I am a Former Marine Harrier Pilot, was active duty during first Gulf War but saw no action. Discharged 1991, Airline Pilot, then retired early, now business owner, live in Dallas, TX. Love the outdoors, camping, 4 wheel drive...have always owned at least one 4...
  17. Book Reviews
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1400053099?ie=UTF8&tag=musicnewmedia-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1400053099 Backpacking, Camping and Hiking are wonderful activities that require a great deal of knowledge in order to safely and comfortably enjoy your surroundings...
  18. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    In some disasters (localized temporary PAW); Phema and the red Cross, and other NGOs get around to handing out bags of ice amongst other relief goodies. Other than in a pan demick, where it would be desirable to SIP, what could you do with this ice besides beer? Well watch this, you could...
  19. Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    Over the past two years, i have been to the albert pike campground on the little missouri river in Arkansas. It truely is one of the most beautiful places i have been. There is an area that has campsites where you pay $10 to stay and also if you keep driving along the river until the pavement...
  20. Food and water
    My first batch was used up during Ike- (and I squandered a fair number for lunches beforehand), but now that I have a cellphone with a camera- I thought to put it to use showing how I make my own MREs. I studied the nutritional information given with regular MREs, which I attempted to...
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