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How to Choose the Best Backpacking Sleeping Bag

Choosing a backpacking sleeping bag in 2016 can be a nerve-wracking experience -- but it doesn't have to be. You can obsess over the size and shape of your bag, obsess over the material or cost, or you can unde...
Lonesome Lake, Idaho

Take the Rod

When I go backpacking, I usually bring along a 7.5' three-weight fly rod. It's light and packable. It's also a Three Forks combo from Cabela's, which makes it a low-end-yet-high-quality rod that's a wicked good...

Go Bags – Adventure More Often

Go Bags - Adventure Quickly Without Hassle Use 'Go Bags' to increase adventure opportunities, save time, maintain your sanity, and improve your sex life. You have probably heard of bug out bags or get ho...
Camping-Kayaking

Camping – 30 Seconds or Less

I have all kinds of friends that have every gadget known to man for camping. Hell, they even have home made gadgets of their own just waiting for a patent. Answer guys for camping. I take a different approach t...
A Fear Based Life Style - Man Makes Fire

Beat the Fear-Based Lifestyle to Death — Forever

A Fear-Based Lifestyle -- Beat It! Over the past two years, I have started to live a Man Makes Fire lifestyle that is based on two core components: adventure and camaraderie. I get the opportunity to talk t...
At the top of He Devil in the Seven Devils mountain range.

Be the Rookie: How I Got Hooked on Backpacking

It started with a woman. At the top of He Devil (on my second backpacking trip). A smokin’ hot chick who wasn’t afraid of dirt, bugs, or peeing in the woods. When I met her, she and her brothers would ma...