New Life for an Old Pack

If there is anything I don’t need more than another knife, it’s another backpack, but when I saw this one on the Goodwill auction site, I couldn’t resist, and put in my bid, scoring this gem for $17!! The shipping cost more than the pack did, but for a total of $40, it was still…

New Year, New Gear. Titanium Firebox Nano and Shovel.

Yesterday was cold and pouring rain, but today is a warm, 40-something degree Sunday in January. A good day for a lunch in the woods, anxious to try out some new gear I bought myself for Christmas. So, I grabbed my backpack, made a quick stop at the grocery store, and headed into the woods….

Friction Fire Fail with Seven Multitool

You can only watch so many bad survival TV shows before you get the notion that you can start fire by friction. So, after a couple of years, I finally decided to give it a shot. Fortunately for me, I have the perfect place to go to in the wilderness, where I can pretend I’m…