January 11, 2018

The BattlBox Mission 35 January 2018 edition is all about surviving and thriving in a jungle environment, also useful in the back country anywhere!

June 25, 2017

I’ve posted before about all the survival and recovery items I carry in my Jeep to ensure I’m prepared for anything that might happen out in the wilderness. Yes, it’s a lot of stuff, but it’s all stored away and it would all be used in a survival situation – and dare I...

April 30, 2017

The last two weeks have been a flurry of activity with weather so nice that it appeared our 2017 camping and wheeling season would open very soon! Plans were to get out camping this weekend but in true Colorado fashion winter has returned and, yes, we are fair weather...

April 18, 2017

The April 2017 BattlBox contained a Taint Scrubber. (No, I’m not kidding!). When my husband opened this month’s box it smelled like a backwoodsman had just taken a shower and with a sitrep of “Hygiene Essentials,” there were a plethora of products to keep any mountain...

January 14, 2017

This month’s BattlBox is all about blade care and maintenance because a dull knife is no good in the woods! Did you know there’s actually a proper way to sharpen a knife? Well, this month’s DVD tutorial tells exactly how to do just that, and the Pro+ box comes with, of...

December 26, 2016

The biggest feel-good result from the past year of blogging about Jeeps, camping, outdoor adventures, and preparedness is the stuff I’ve learned. I wouldn’t have gained this knowledge, or these skills, if I hadn’t pushed myself to research new outdoor gear or methods o...

December 20, 2016

I was impressed with the items in this month’s Battlbox, all of which are useful for backwoods survival. Bushcrafting by definition is primitive survival with minimal tools. This is not the way most of us live today, but some people still bushcraft as a hobby to “get a...

November 9, 2016

"Not All Who Wander Are Lost..." - Battlbox Survival & Tactical Gear

Recently we discovered Battlbox, which provides survivalists and outdoor enthusiasts with a monthly box o' goodies at various subscription levels. Awesome and amazing!! So, I ordered a subscription for...

October 29, 2016

I learned the hard way that the type of clothing worn on mountain adventures can have a huge impact on my enjoyment of the Great Outdoors. Dressing appropriately and being prepared for any weather is key to enjoying, and dare I say surviving, all kinds of mountain adve...

October 11, 2016

“Hunting inflects a place powerfully.” - Michael Pollan

Recently I had the very good fortune to bag our Thanksgiving dinner in the form of a wild turkey, on the last day of northern Colorado’s fall turkey season. That got me thinking about the benefits of knowing how to...

December 30, 2015

Happy New Year, off-road peeps!

 

Are you tired of hearing about everybody’s New Year’s resolutions yet?! Well, now that the holidays are winding down and we’ve had several good snowstorms, I’m ready for spring!! But, that won’t happen for a while here in the Colorado fo...

December 12, 2015

After a long, cold winter's trek in your off-road vehicle, what could be better than a ready dinner of wild game chili? 

Recently we attended a local annual chili feast, where one of our contributions was a “Wild Chili" with main ingredients of mountain lion and antelop...

November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving, fellow off-roaders!!!

When I picked out my Jeep from the lot all I knew was that I’d always wanted a Jeep because they looked cool, the top came off, and you could do lots of off-roading. What I didn’t know was everything else… and what a learning ex...

November 22, 2015

 

I spent my childhood years in northeast Iowa where winters seemed to last six months and snow piled up 12 feet or more beside the gravel roads. Going “in the ditch” was an annual experience and I recall at least one occasion where my family spent some quality hours to...

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