Winter Eye Protection

For thousands of years, natives of the arctic region combatted glare and snow blindness by fabricating narrow-slit goggles from bark, bone or hides. 


Backcountry Camp Shovels

Leave-No-Trace etiquette notwithstanding, a shovel in camp during the summer might have limited uses such as prepping an area for a fire ring, removing coals or in digging a cat-hole latrine. However, it’s during a snowy winter in the back-country where their utility can be much more appreciated and applied to various snow-related tasks.


Camp Blankets…Got Ya Covered

It used to be that a classic piece of camp gear was an old stadium blanket or a well-worn military-style wool blanket. No frills, no special treatments, just an added layer to wrap around a chilled body or provide a bit of extra warmth in or under a sleeping bag.


Bug Banquet

Two men camping in woods with chair, cooler, fire, and tent

I’m sure you’ve seen ‘survival’ programs where the expert host turns over a log, finds a solitary grub and goes on to explain how insects are a great resource, especially in emergency backcountry situations.


Steak on a Stick

Steak, peppers, and mushrooms on the grill

Hot dogs with a side of canned beans, the quintessential camp dinner! While I’ll admit I’ve eaten my share of this tradition fare, my preference for what kind of meat is on the end of my roasting stick held over the fire is a good slice of steak!