How to Make DIY Waterproof Matches [Step-by-Step]

Wet matches are a major annoyance in ideal conditions. But when you’re in desperate need of a fire, in rainy or snowy conditions let’s say, wet matches are a complete disaster. Don’t let this disaster befall you! Using this simple method from our friends at the Sierra Trading Post, you can make your own waterproof matches with just a few minutes of work. It makes for a great lazy Saturday afternoon project. And its a whole lot more rewarding (and more self-sufficient) than going to REI to buy stormproof backpacking matches.

5 of the Best Backpacks for Braving the Great Outdoors

Whether you are an avid hiker, are planning a backpacking trip through a foreign country or simply want to be prepared for any emergency situation, it is a wise idea to have a quality backpack on hand at all times. Backpacks are often designed differently from bugout bags, but they can be just as worthwhile for anything that life throws your way. There are hundreds of good options available. To make it easier to select the right one for your lifestyle, we have gathered a list of five of the most notable recent offerings from top backpack manufacturers. Flickr user […]

10 Awesome Father’s Day Gifts Dad Will Actually Enjoy [PICS]

  Father’s Day is the third Sunday of every June, which means it falls on June 21 this year… Don’t Forget! Dads are notoriously hard to shop for, which is why they typically get a bunch of boring subpar crap, like ties and matching socks. Don’t do boring this year. Celebrate his lifestyle by getting him something he can really put to good use. The following list contains ideas for the type of father who enjoys DIY projects and being in the great outdoors, along with taking care of his personal needs.

China Proposes Railroad Tunnel Under Mt. Everest

The Chinese government is mulling a proposal to tunnel under the world’s tallest mountain in order to link China to Nepal… which begs the question: Why tunnel underneath one of the planets greatest natural treasures? Why risk damaging something as irreplaceable as Mt. Everest? The answer seems to be, “because it’s there,” to paraphrase the famous Everest climber George Mallory. Or, in China’s case, “because we can.” The completion date for this mind boggling project is set for 2020, and the maximum proposed speeds for this line would be 75mph on account of the difficult Himalayan terrain. Once gain, this makes us […]