Spring is Coming

First bloom on the trail. 

  

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Compass

Know How To Use It

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We get so caught up in today’s technology and the latest gadgets that we tend to loose sight of the basics. Do yourself, and the person traveling with you, a favor and know how to read a map and a compass. Electronic devices are great and simple to use, but can be disastrous¬†if they malfunction or simply loose battery life. There is much more to reading a compass than just locating north. Knowing how to properly read a compass can be the difference between life and death. Follow this link to learn how to read a compass.

Using The Compass

 

 

Trail Food

Trail Butter

I picked these up at REI the other day and I thought I would share. This is a great snack that is good for you and packs a bundle of energy for the trail. This is a good source of nutrition without the fuss of having to stop and break out the cook set. I continuously look for fast ways to reenergize on the go and these fit the bill. Check them out through the link below, they make all shapes and sizes to that will fit your adventure.

Trail Butter Site

Black Diamond Spot (2016)

Black Diamond Spot Review


I wanted to do a quick review of my thoughts on this headlamp. It is super bright (200 lumens) and will last up to 50 hours on the brightest setting. It came be submerged up to 30 minutes in water and the case is rugged. I am very impressed so far with this light and have to say I think it is the best light on the market. Also wanted to mention it takes 3 AAA batteries unlike some that take a weird type battery that can be hard to find in moments notice. Check it out, it is worth 40 dollars.