Recreation

Knife Care: Sharpening
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Knife Care: Sharpening
Dull knives are not only ineffective, but they’re unsafe, so taking a few minutes to hone a waning edge will pay off in dividends in the backcountry.
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Gear Glossary: Knives
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Gear Glossary: Knives
Machetes are designed to chop through thick brush, but their serrated edge allows them to be used as saws and their ability to efficiently chop small branches for firewood is unparalleled.
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Hiking at Night
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Hiking at Night
The wilderness is exciting under the moonlight, and the experience will allow you to see wildlife you wouldn’t normally see during the day.
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Kayaks and Rapids
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Kayaks and Rapids
There’s nothing wrong with calm lakes and rivers, but every now and then, a little change of pace and scenery is in order.
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Kayaking: Picking a Line
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Kayaking: Picking a Line
When you’re picking a line through rapids, it helps to break things down into individual moves, all of which need to be within your abilities to make.
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Trekking Pole Variations
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Trekking Pole Variations
Trekking poles are not just for those who may need a little more balance help, but for people who venture into uneven terrain or are carrying a full pack.
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Improvise Fishing Tackle in an Emergency
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Improvise Fishing Tackle in an Emergency
Fashioning fishing tackle in a wilderness emergency may seem like an impossible task, especially when fear and panic threaten to set in, but it doesn’t take more than focus and patience, and it can save your life in a survival situation.
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