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Sticky Stuff: 15 Ways Duct Tape Can Save The Day

Posted on Jun 12, 2017

Its sticky interior and waterproof exterior make duct tape one of the handiest tools you can carry. The article outlines 15 ways to use duct tape in a pinch while at the mercy of the wilderness, and how to store it away from the elements.

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Battling the Elements

Posted on Oct 6, 2016

Exploring the backcountry comes with its own set of risks: emergency care is often far away, cell phone coverage is rare, and the natural elements can be unpredictable. This risk is often what draws people to wild places, but some natural disasters are so risky that you should make every effort to avoid being caught out in them. Here are tips for avoiding four natural disasters and advice for how to get through to the other side if you are swept up in an unexpected event…

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ALTAI MFH100-S Hiking Boot Reviewed

Posted on Feb 2, 2016

I received a pair of ALTAI’s waterproof MFH100-S 6″ Hiking Boots along with a pair of MFM100-S 6″ Military Boots quite some time ago, and I have had the opportunity to wear them for some time now. While these boots are very similar, I felt they deserved more than a notable mention. As a result, much of the article will be nearly identical…

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LOWA Zephyr GTX Mid Hiking Boot Reviewed

Posted on Sep 3, 2015

Whether you are thru-hiking the AT or simply running errands around the urban jungle, you cannot compromise on quality when it comes to your feet. Recently, I received a pair of LOWA’s Zephyr GTX Mid hiking boots to put through its paces. Now that I’ve put about 35 miles on them since I first put them on, I am ready to share how well they fared…

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ALTAI MFM100-S Military Boot Reviewed

Posted on Jul 12, 2015

I received a pair of ALTAI’s new waterproof MFM100-S 6″ Military Boots a little over a month ago and have been wearing them off and on ever since. To date, I’ve been able to put a little over 25 miles on them which I felt was just enough time to form a reasonable opinion of them. Read on for more about them…

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Danner Desert TFX Mojave Military Boot Reviewed

Posted on Jan 16, 2015

When it comes to survival, one clothing item that is all too often overlooked is a good pair of boots. Not cheap boots, good boots. I’ve had my share of cheap boots, and I’ve had some high-end boots that were actually quite expensive. In my experience, a huge disparity between their quality exists. Cheap boots are typically not constructed from quality materials or put together with a high-level of tolerance. As a result, they usually don’t fit well or last very long. One that I’ve been wearing a lot lately is Danner’s Desert TFX duty-ready military boot. Read on for more…

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