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Survival Hax – Tactical LED Pen

Survival Hax – Tactical LED Pen

We recently had the opportunity to test out the Survival Hax – Tactical LED Pen.  This device is a nice little survival tool.  It has a bright LED flashlight at one end; a strikeable flint / fire-starter in the middle of the pen; and a hard carbide-tip sleeve that screws over the pen-end of the device. The flashlight is a lot brighter than you would expect from the size.  I’ve had several small LED lights over the years and this…

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Camping Shovel

Camping Shovel

A good camping shovel should only cost you $10-$50. And depending on your preference, it can be easily strapped to your backpack, clipped to your belt, or stowed under a car seat. The need for a shovel may not be immediately apparent…until you get into the woods. A shovel comes in handy for tent placement – whether you need to dig a small rain trench around your tent or dig up some rocks in your tent’s footprint. But the most…

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Gifts for Campers

Gifts for Campers

Gifts for Campers These gifts for campers were compiled from years of outdoor adventures and family and friend’s experiences. We only listed reputable vendors and continue to test products and revise this page for your use. At the bottom of the page, there are buying guides and product review links that delve into features and product details. Flashlights / Headlamps The great outdoors can be a dark place after sunset…which makes light a great gift for campers of all ages!…

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Camping Gear

Camping Gear

Having the right tool can make any job look easy. The same is true for camping gear. Having the right equipment and knowing how to use it can make the difference between a warm night’s sleep and a cold one; a dry backpack and a wet one; a hot meal and stale granola. Below are some tools to help you evaluate the factors that are worth considering when it comes to choosing your camping gear, as you mark off the…

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Campsite Setup Tips

Campsite Setup Tips

Some campsite setup tips are very individual and dependant on the conditions. For example, campers with kids might opt to put some trees between them and the eastern exposure so that they’re not up at dawn. Summer campers may choose to avoid standing water in buggy areas. And other campers may look for trees and grassy areas if they’ve come with their doggy friends. These campsite setup tips were compiled over many experiences and lessons learned. Whether you’re going on…

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