Are Hammocks Lighter Than Tents?

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If you’re the type who likes to camp in really isolated country or even spend multiple days backpacking and hiking, then suddenly the weight of your pack matters a lot more than if you’re just … Read more

Best Snake Hooks Reviewed

woman using snake hooks to move rattlesnake

Handling snakes takes steady hands, careful action, and the right tools for the job. While it’s always a good idea to call professionals, especially when dealing with a large venomous snake, for plenty of ranchers, … Read more

Why Do Snakes Have Forked Tongues?

green tree snake with tongue out

Sometimes it’s the really seemingly basic questions that keep you up at night. While we’ve done plenty of really specific articles on important topics like telling copperheads apart from mimics, properly ID’ing water moccasins, or … Read more

How to Make Homemade Snake Tongs

rattlesnake held by snake tongs

If you grew up on a property that was overrun by snakes like my brother and I did, then it was only a matter of time before running into a big snake that could pose … Read more

How Much Does a Portable Kayak Weigh?

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Kayaks are not especially lightweight, nor should they be. If you’re going to enjoy the water you need to make sure that the boat you use can hold your weight and handle any challenges that … Read more

How to Catch Snakes with Snake Tongs

woman using snake hooks to move rattlesnake

Snake hooks and tongs are an important piece of gear, especially when you are looking at removing a problem snake from your property. Or in my case more than once, when you’re terrified of snakes … Read more

50 Ways You’ll Die in the Wild

very old tombstones

Everyone likes to imagine themselves surviving the zombie apocalypse, or any other apocalypse for that matter, like a boss. Finding a great hideout to call Home Base, building it up to the ultimate compound, and … Read more

Carrying Boot Knives: Best Boot Knives Reviewed

black bladed boot knife on wood

Boot knives are an extremely popular type of survival (and potential self-defense) tool.  However there’s a lot that many people don’t know about these knives. Are they effective? Are boot knives legal to conceal carry? … Read more