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  • Hiking in Bear Country and Good Practices to Follow: Part 2 of 2

    So in the first part of our discussion about hiking in Bear Country, we talked about some of the basic things that one should always remember shoul...
  • Hiking in Bear Country and Good Practices to Follow: Part 1 of 2

    As astounding as seeing these creatures truly is in person, a very close encounter with them can spell harm. Keeping a good amount of distance is highly encouraged. Read the article for more tips on how to trek across bear country without running the risk of getting mauled!
  • Essential Tips to Thru-Hiking: How to Get Ready Like a Pro!

    Thru-hiking is not your regular day hike, as it requires months even years of preparation and the actual hike takes at least half of that, depending on the trail you’re planning to take on. Let us take on a journey of knowing what it takes to be a thru-hiker and prepare the same way professionals do.

  • Hiking Disasters and How to Prepare for Them

    El Cajas National Park, Ecuador Just like any other outdoor activities or any activity for that matter, anything can go wrong. Hiking is not ...
  • Thru-Hiking for Beginners - What You Need To Know First

    Several things should be taken into consideration when planning your thru-hiking trip. Extensive planning is a must when considering going on a thru-hiking adventure.
  • Cold Weather Backpacking

    If you are sick and tired of the same kind of view every time you hike, then maybe it’s time to reconsider hiking during the winter season. What looks like your normal green scenery can turn into something dramatic and enchanted when it’s all covered in snow
  • Are You Prepared for a Pandemic?

    Throughout the course of history, there have been multiple pandemics that have devastated the human collective. The internet has become a catalyst for news to spread like wildfire among people across the globe. In an SHTF crisis that leads to mass hysteria, what will you do? We'll walk you through a few things that could definitely tilt the odds to your favor during a pandemic.
  • 4 Items You Can't Go Camping Without

    The whole idea behind camping is to get away from the modern world and explore nature, but sometimes leaving the comforts of home is not always eas...
  • Four Ways to Increase Your Self-Defense Odds

    We're all vulnerable to the various threats we have in this world everyday, particularly that of human malevolence. That's why you can never go wrong with being prepared at all times. It all begins with situational awareness. Let's talk about four things along those lines that can surely amp up your self-defense odds.

  • 7 Everyday Items You Can Use For Self-Defense

    Even if you take super careful steps, you can’t avoid bad things from happening. Sometimes, another human being’s malice is responsible for putting your life at risk. With that in mind, let’s list some everyday items you can use to defend yourself.

  • 6 Ways to Take Control of Your Future

    We live in uncertain times and self-sufficiency goes a long way. That said, it's better to prepare sooner than later. Be prepared and have better control over the future that could present unknown levels of difficulty.

    Let's talk about a few things that you can start doing today. 

  • 6 Basic Survival Skills Everyone Should Know

    In an era of hyperconnectivity, we have seemingly disconnected with nature as we grow accustomed to the mechanisms of modern technology. Start educating yourself with how the world used to thrive before it became too riddled with automation and outsourcing. Disaster-proof yourself by learning some survival skills.

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