Tag Archives: outdoors

  • ‘Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere’

    ‘Cabin Porn: Inspiration for Your Quiet Place Somewhere’

    Sometimes a phrase comes along that’s just so delightful that you have to share it, regardless of context. That’s kind of how I feel about Cabin Porn, a new book based on the blog of the same name by Zach Klein. Regardless of what images might be swimming around in your brain when you hear […]

  • Guardian Water Purifier From MSR (Video)

    Guardian Water Purifier From MSR (Video)

    If you’re looking for the heaviest-duty water purifier available, you could do a lot worse than the Guardian water purifier from MSR, billed by the company as having “military-grade engineering and game-changing technology” – two impressive attributes in any context, and especially welcome when pure drinking water is involved. Some of that military-grade engineering and […]

  • Survival Laces From Wasatch Outdoors: Much More Than Shoelaces

    Survival Laces From Wasatch Outdoors: Much More Than Shoelaces

    Shoelaces are not really one of the things I find myself thinking about very often.  In fact, the only time I do think about them is when I’m tying them, and sometimes not even then. But someone at Wasatch Outdoors has clearly put a lot of thought into the potential of shoelaces, because now we […]

  • Stanley Mountain Vacuum Food System

    Stanley Mountain Vacuum Food System

    If you’re a regular camper or outdoorsman, you know the problems that can accompany food, pots, and pans out in the wild. They can get dirty, your food can get hot if you want to eat it cold, cold if you want to eat it hot. But many of these problems are accounted for and […]

  • Minipresso: Make Espresso By Hand, Anywhere (Video)

    Minipresso: Make Espresso By Hand, Anywhere (Video)

    You’re out in the bush, with nothing but your wits about you, shivering, starving, alone, and afraid. It’s raining, and there are all sorts of scary sounds coming from deep in the jungle, as well as deadly predators and perilous subtropical diseases. Wouldn’t that just be the perfect time for an espresso? With Minipresso from […]

  • BlazingBlock Portable Outdoor Wood Bonfire (Video)

    BlazingBlock Portable Outdoor Wood Bonfire (Video)

    The concepts of portability and open fire don’t seem to go too well together, which is exactly why someone had to create a portable bonfire. It’s called BlazingBlock, a portable and completely self-contained burning block that you can take with you on camping trips, to the beach, or even camping trips at the beach. BlazingBlock […]

  • Rate the Natural World With the RootsRated App (Video)

    Rate the Natural World With the RootsRated App (Video)

    The internet is full of sites and apps that are designed to let you keep track of what you consume through ratings and diary entries—GoodReads for books, Letterboxd for films, RateYourMusic for…I believe that one is for music, etc.—but the natural beauty of Earth has been mostly left out, save the occasional Yelp listing. Now, […]

  • The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter Turns Bad Water Into Drinkable Water

    The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter Turns Bad Water Into Drinkable Water

    If you’re an outdoorsman, hiker, or camper, you probably know that just because water looks clean, it doesn’t mean that it is safe to drink. Of course, taking your chances with some nasty bacteria is preferable to dying of thirst, but with the LifeStraw personal water filter, you don’t have to worry about either. The […]