Fog in the Kanisku National Forest

Rainy day in the woods… If you were lost out here you might be there a while… Fog is so disorientating and creepy but very beautiful the way it adds so much depth to everything.

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Avoid bent neck stems on starts…

When you plant some of the larger seeds it helps to plant them right side up… Squash and mellon seeds are a good example… They have a little notch on the bottom where it was attached to the fruit… If you plant that facing down the root will just grow down and push the seed […]

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Foggy Morning

Yep thats the sun… Not the moon… Crazy looking for morning which is normally more warm tones… This was in winter and it was a very cold morning and I happened to get a couple photos as it burnt through the fog.

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Fall in downtown Spokane

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Flashlights

Flashlights and head lamps are very helpful in a lot of situations… I always carry my 3xAAA LED Maglite in my everyday bag. Imagine you are out in the dark somewhere and hear a strange noise… If you don’t have a flashlight to sweep the area you might be thinking about that noise and what it could […]

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Canned Food

When you’re buying canned food make sure that you’re buying canned food with a sealed top and not the pull tops… Pull top cans can be ruptured very easily and the food will be no good for future consumption so make sure you find cans that are totally sealed… ie. the standard canned food. When […]

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Multi-Tools

There’s a lot of multi-tools out there including Leatherman, Gerber, and Buck to name a few… I personally like the older Leatherman Wave. It’s very ergonomic and comfortable. It has a lot of tools on it including a metal file, saw, knife, scissors, screwdriver, pliers, can opener, wire stripper, and other tools that you may need […]

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Water Sterilization

Boiling, Dosing, and Bleaching: [learn_more caption=”You can boil water “] but make sure you oxygenate it by purring it back a forth between containers… It wont taste flat if you allow oxygen back into the water.[/learn_more] [learn_more caption=”You can use water purifying tablets”] to kill microorganisms and other water borne diseases… It will taste strange… […]

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If I Could Grab 5 Items…

If I could only choose 5 items to stuff in a pack I would have to choose the items below… There are more than 5 actual items but all of my gear I keep in small kits to keep it organized. [box ] Buck Hoodlum – Survival Knife Handgun – 45 or 38 Gear Kit – Bic Lighters, flint, […]

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Fishing

It helps to have a few fishing implements in your kit… Fish is a great way to get sustainable food. My kit includes: 10+ Fish hooks. 5-10 Flies… This way you dont need to find bait… But real bait seems to work a lot better. Nail clippers so you can clip line easily and safely. […]

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Rope (550 ParaCord)

I only carry one type of rope or cord in my pack… 550 cord… It is rated at 550lbs and has an inner core with 5-7 smaller white strands of cord. Each strand is very strong (35 lb. test I think) and can be used for anything from fishing line, lashings, thread for sewing, or […]

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Nalgene vs. Canteen

When it comes to canteens I always prefer my standard wide mouth Nalgene bottle… There are great metal canteens out there that you could probably use in place of having a coffee pot but I just really prefer my Nalgene bottle over metal containers… The water tastes better and you could actually sterilize water right […]

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