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How to Get Drinkable Water Almost Anywhere
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How to Get Drinkable Water Almost Anywhere

by Anna Fletcher When you’re backpacking, camping or – God forbid – when SHTF, and you’re stranded in the middle of nowhere with no supplies, the first thing you must do is find water. When you consider the “Rule of Threes” – you can survive 3 minutes without air, 3 [...]

Team Torti Has Conquered the Mother Lode of Adventure Racing!
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Team Torti Has Conquered the Mother Lode of Adventure Racing!

Back in May, we were introduced to the sport of adventure racing. Fletcher Hamel, captain of AR team Torti/Aquabound, defined it as “a team multisport event in which teams travel together by foot, bike and boat over an unmarked course using only a map and compass to navigate between required [...]

Shelter: Tarps, Bivys, Tents, and Hammocks
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Shelter: Tarps, Bivys, Tents, and Hammocks

by Samarth Vasisht  Understanding what shelter system you want to use when backpacking can be an overwhelming and difficult decision. Here are some facts, pros and cons of each of the 4 primary systems to help make the process just a bit easier: Tarps.  Tarps are a great way to [...]

Happy Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!
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Happy Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

by Anna Fletcher “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.” – Josh Billings About 20% of all owned dogs were adopted from an animal shelter. It can be rewarding to know that when you adopt a shelter dog, you are saving [...]

Friday the 13th – You Feelin’ Lucky?
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Friday the 13th – You Feelin’ Lucky?

  by Anna Fletcher Knock on wood, grab your rabbit’s foot, and cross your fingers because today is Friday the 13th! To many, this day is considered to be one of the creepiest days of the year (along with Halloween, of course). Although the true origin superstition surrounding this particular [...]