My name is Michael Parks, and if you have found this page, then you are most likely interested in the great outdoors. I have been an avid outdoor person nearly all of my life and like most everyone, I have had great times and scary times. I designed this page to share everything I have learned, researched and tested over the years so that you would not have to endure the mistakes I have made in the past. With that being said I am by far no expert, these are just skills I practice from mostly research and learning the hard way. I try to place logic and simplicity into everything I do, starting with the way I research and review everything. In today’s market, there are so many options you have to be careful what you purchase and how you try to use it. I hope this page will guide you much like others have guided me in the quest for the great outdoors.