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Camping tents on sale.

SEVERAL ITEMS HAVE AN IMMEDIATE 15% REFUND WHICH WILL BE MADE AFTER PURCHASE TRANSACTION IS COMPLETED.

 

Go Camping; ALL TENTS ON SALE with FREE SHIPPING

Make safe drinking water. KATADYN MICROFILTER PRICES INCLUDE FREE SHIPPING.

 

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Seasonal Reminder: Dress for the weather, not the car.

You can't always avoid the emergency room. But there are simple things to do that can make the best of a bad situation. Click here for tips to deal with trauma (e.g., broken bones, bleeding, etc), chest pain, abdominal pain, respiratory difficulty, and high fever. More info....

Click here for a listing of first-aid essentials for home, car, pack, or trek.

Finding Firewood

Firewood is always a challenge, especially during wet or wintery conditions. Click for a tip...

Wildland Safety.

Always be prepared for survival situations.

 Be Safe Out There. Driving to the trailhead, hiking along the trail or bushwhacking and camping in the backcountry need some special techniques and good equipment. Keep your tent, sleeping bag, backpack and other gear in tip top condition.

Wildlife needs your respect, especially if you are part of their food chain. Learn to incorporate preventative techniques in your normal routine and you’ll not need to be apprehensive while in bear or cougar country.

Safe drinking water is one of your main concerns. Water filters and water purifiers provide safe and convenient water wherever you are.

To fully enjoy the great outdoors you must feel safe and secure. Whether you're new to the wildlands or have spent several years trammeling about, learning or reviewing safety tips is always beneficial.

Be aware of hypothermia whenever in cool, moist windy situations.

So pack up your tent, sleeping bag, and camping gear on your pack frame and get out there. 


NOTE: Please click on bolded words for additional safety information< ><-->

A good cutting implement is essential. Buy one now.

Backpacking Tools

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A good pocket folding knife or fixed blade camping knife, hatchet and saw are very handy, We provide selection of the basic styles which will be useful for hiking, backpacking and camping.

 

There are two basic styles of knives: pocket folding knife or fixed blade camping knife. Your choice is mostly based on personal preference and convenience.

 

A fixed blade knife is often designed for a specific purpose such as boning, skinning or slicing. The fixed blade knife may be either smooth or serrated. An all-purpose fixed blade knife, 6 to 9 inches in overall length, is good for backpacking. The utility knife will do some jobs better than others.

 

Serrated blades on a fixed blade knife could be considered a "semi-saw," providing a more aggressive cutting surface. Although they produce "unrefined" cuts, serrated blades retain their ability to cut long after straight blades have lost their edge. These often come in backpacking multi tool products.

 

A folding knife is easy to carry and can have multiple blades. A folding knife that fits in the pocket is indispensible by some, regarded as being the most useful tool on earth. The size of a folding knife can easily fit in your pocket or be larger requiring a belt sheath. A specialized folding knife with multiple blades and backpacking tools is called backpacking multi tool. A locking blade is a good safety feature to have on a larger folding knife.


Whatever the knife style, use it safely.   


A good hatchet can be two pounds of insurance in survival situations. Of course the hatchet will be appreciated every time a fire is needed or tent stakes need pounded. Click for safety tips.

 

A camp saw is worth its weight for getting larger wood to sustain a warming fire. The camp saw is also useful for clearing trail or nearby hazard trees.