When I was in South America a few decades ago, I noticed how the men there had no problem using a satchel and it made me a little jealous. I think I grew up with too much echoing around in my head. These days, I'm glad to see that satchels and messenger bags have found their way … [Read more...] about Make an Indiana Jones Satchel / Messenger Bag from an Army Gas-Mask Bag
Paracord is popping up everywhere. Once an obscure favorite of the ex-military and survival communities, now 550 cord has even found its way to craft store shelves — a sure sign that it has penetrated every stratum of society. And with popularity comes the buzz: "My brother … [Read more...] about Paracord Info: Everything You Wanted to Know about Paracord
You can't miss the Bahco Laplander . They're spread all over the bushcraft forums. That's what I found a couple of years ago when I decided it was time to get a folding saw. So I dove into the reviews, read nothing but the highest praise imaginable for the Laplander, saw little … [Read more...] about Review: Bahco Laplander – The Ultimate Folding Saw for Backpacking?
Not too long ago, I ran across an ad for a . "Huh. That's interesting." You see, some of my scouts have a gift for turning a decent fire lay into a smoking disaster. So from time to time, I find myself sticking my face in the fire trying to blow the flames back to life. In other … [Read more...] about An Ultralight Backpacking Bellows
I love knots. I practice knots just for fun. Sitting around a campfire or conversation circle, some folks will whittle. Others will knit. I tie knots. Which is why I'm surprised that I love Nite Ize Figure 9s as much as I do. I guess I have to admit that, in the situations … [Read more...] about How to Use a Nite Ize Figure 9 Rope Tightener & Figure 9 Carabiner