Water for life

Since our bodies are 80% water, it is clearly the most important element necessary for our survival. We can survive for nearly a month without…

Experienced hiker’s packing list

Packing for a hiking trip is not as simple as it sounds because not all hikes are the same. Also, not all hikers are the…

Water purifying methods in the backcountry

Water has always been synonymous with life, and for obvious reasons; even in space, scientists raise their hopes of finding life once they stumble upon…

Survival planning and survival kits for beginners

To plan for your survival doesn’t mean something bad will necessarily happen when you’re out adventuring, but it’s being prepared which is often enough to…

Clothing tags turned into survival tools

Founded in Portland, Oregon, in 1938, The Columbia Sportswear Company has been making clothes and outdoor gear for more than 70 years. Throughout the years…

purify water in the woods

Water purification in the wilderness

Water may be the source of all life on Earth, but it can also be the source of considerable illness, pain and even death. Water…