General Purpose Doesn’t Equal Multi-purpose for Our Purpose The virtue and use of multi-purpose gear is often flogged as essential by many outdoor enthusiasts, but I often see confusion regarding overlapping paradigms. When multi-purpose gear is talked about, what many people are referring to is really general purpose gear. For example, a rope, tarp, nails, container, and the like, are all general purpose items whose uses can be extended with a little imagination.
Traveling Without Backing-up Change in routine, diet, climate and physical activity can all have a disrupting effect on bowel function. Over the years, both traveling in the wilderness and traveling in general, I’ve learned the importance of staying regular. Luckily, there are a few easy things you can do to keep things moving internally.
In our last post we covered the parts of a compass. Today we’ll look at the basics of using one. It seems many adventurers carry a compass, but when it comes to actually using one, not all are even semi-proficient. The basics are easy to learn and should be practiced before heading into the backcountry.
Listed below are the common parts of a basic orienteering compass.
I like to reassess gear choice on a regular basis, making sure the reasons I chose a particular piece of camping gear are still relevant. Obviously I can only draw on my own needs and wants, so I’m going to list the top features and benefits I was looking for in a flashlight, followed by a brief explanation as to why they were, and still are, important to me.