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    Surely everyone has heard of a LifeStraw? It is a simple tube that is a water filter. Place the inlet into the water, then suck the water through the tube. Seems simple enough right? Almost too good to be true? If something seems to god to be true it usually is, except for the LifeStraw. Back...
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    If you spend time in the woods, it might be worth your while to read this article. The doctor diagnosed chronic Lyme disease, but many experts say it doesn't exist - The Washington Post What is interesting, is how the medical community turns its back in diseases it does not understand...
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    If there is one point where the ALICE pack stands out in, that has to be its rugged durability. Whether its an overnight camping trip, or a 3 day trip, the ALICE pack is durable enough to go just about anywhere. My first exposure to the ALICE pack was somewhere around 1992 or 1993 when a buddy...
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    While writing this review of the Eureka Solitaire one person tent, I tried to be as impartial and honest as possible. The tent was bought from Academy Sports and Outdoors in Beaumont, Texas and was not supplied by anyone. The first part of the review was setting it up in the yard and the the...
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    This post is from exerts taken from Make Your Own Luck: A Good Survival Kit is Superior to any Rabbit's Foot. A special thank you to Dan S. Defense for posting the original article. Now lets get onto the list: A small knife Emergency blanket A small flashlight Fire starting kit Fire starting...
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    I would like to tell you about my 3 favorite Maxpedition Backpacks, and what makes them unique. Maxpedition Falcon-II Pygmy - which is my favorite dayhike / warm weather overnight bag. Even though the Falcon-II Pygmy has capacity of only 1,400 cubic inches, for you ultralight backpackers out...
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    Which do you prefer and why? Ask a group of backpackers which one they prefer and your sure to get a variety of answers. The truth is, asking about internal and external frame packs is like asking about: chevy or ford dodge or toyota apples or oranges iron man or spider man This article is...
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    Looking for a good quality 2 - 3 day pack? The Maxpedition Vulture-II might be just what your looking for. When your looking at backpacks, there seems to be small, medium, large and super large. Small - good for day hikes and short trips Medium - good for day hikes or overnight trips Large...
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    When someone says daypack, one of the first backpacks I think about is the Maxpedition Falcon II Pygmy. Its lightweight, has plenty of room for year, and has 2 places for a 32 ounce water bottle. Inside of the pack I carry: Hammock Rain Poncho Poncho liner Food First Aid kit GPS 2 Compasses...
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    Anyone have any summer plans they would like to talk about? Maybe some fishing trips, vacation, hiking trips, family reunions,,,, anything like that? This summer my son wants to go on a 10+ mile hiking trip - and try to fit that into a single day. Hopefully my kids and I will be able to make...
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