How-To Make the Most Out of Your Fall 2017 Camping Trip (Affordable Camping Gear guide with tips/tricks)

The following is a list of the best tips/tricks and gear to make your camping trip stress-free and more affordable! I have compiled this list through years of camping and outdoors experience along with many mistakes made along the way. Don’t make the same mistakes I did! Following this how-to, affordable fall camping guide will surely help make the most out of your 2017 camping season. These tips will make your friends or family think you’re some sort of survival guru!

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Free Survival Gear

New* items have been added! I have scoured the Internet for more free survival and preparedness gear and stumbled across an excellent provider, ApeSurvival, of quality survival gear including the Strike Pen. I have also added all new free survival gear from SurvivalLife. Check them out below!

FREE Survival Gear:

I have some great items you may want to consider adding to your preps and they all are fantastic. I have all of the items and I think they are a great add to any bug out, get home or EDC kit. All you have to pay for is the shipping.

  • *NEW* Strike Pen – The Strike Pen is a tactical self-defense pen that also doubles as a glass breaker.  Included with the Strike Pen is a training guide that shows how to use the Pen as a self-defense tool.
  • *NEW* Rescue Card – 16 in 1 multi-function tool that fits discreetly in your wallet or pocket.  The black anodized solid steel material makes this a tough, handy tool that everybody wants!
  • *NEW* Knife Card – Super sharp, super handy knife that fits discreetly in your wallet or pocket.
  • *NEW* Survival Grenade – The Survival Grenade is a compact survival kit that includes 15 essential survival items tightly wrapped up in to small grenade shaped package that can be used as a key-ring, clip onto your belt or bag.
  • Everstryke Match – This is a great fire starter! Unless you lose it it will last a lifetime. I never go hiking without this in my pocket or pack can start a fire anywhere even when wet.
  • Firekable Paracord Bracelet – This clever tool is an invaluable, possibly life-saving utensil that fits discreetly on your wrist.
  • *NEW* Survival Business Card – This clever tool is an invaluable little gadget that fits in your wallet serves 11 cool functions. It is a Can Opener, Knife Edge, Slotted/Flathead Screwdriver, Ruler, Bottle Cap Opener, 4 Position Wrench, Wingnut Wrench, Saw Blade, Direction Ancillary Indicator, 2 Position Wrench and Keychain/Lanyard Hole.
  • *NEW* The EDT Mini Multi-Tool – The mini “multi-tool” instantly folds out and multiplies in the strength of your own hand. The tool also features a super sharp “Surgical Blade” so that whenever you require a sharp edge, you’ll be prepared no matter the situation. Also included are a mini Phillip’s head screwdriver and a can opener.
  • *NEW* Everstryke Pro – The All New Everskryke. This simple self contained fire starting device is made out of solid stainless steel, and will start a fire in the rain, sleet, or snow, and even if soaked it will remain 100% waterproof!
  • *NEW* Evac 3 – This 3 inch, 0.6 oz emergency vehicle escape tool can break your car window if you (and your family!) are trapped inside. It can also cut through your seat belt and serves as a 120db whistle to signal for rescue. I don’t leave home without it!
  • *NEW* Optic Fire Starter – When matches and lighters fail you, this nifty tool will become invaluable to help you start a fire when you need it most. Fits in your wallet and weighs next to nothing!
  • Credit Card Knife – This clever tool is an invaluable, possibly life-saving utensil that is equally at home in your wallet, purse, bug-out bag, toolbox, or even the kitchen drawer.
  • *NEW* HyBeam Tactical Flashlight – Super bright bulb with an aircraft grade aluminum body that is waterproof and shock resistant. Features a 3 stage switch with High, Low, and Strobe. Ultra light, ultra tough with a beveled edge that can double as a defense tool.
  • 550 Paracord Shoelace Fire Starters – These are probably one of the coolestmost innovative survival tools around. Hidden away inside of the end caps of these super-durable shoelaces is a concealed fire starter no snooping TSA agent is ever going to discover (they are 100% legal).
  • The Paracord Survival Kit – This is the ultimate paracord survival kit! Modeled after the famed M-67 hand grenade, the Paracord Survival Kit is stylish, yet also provides assurance that you’re prepared should you find yourself in an emergency situation. A must-have for every bug out bag!
  • Anti-Theft RFID Blocker – Never worry about your money, financials, or identity being compromised by thieves attempting to steal your personal data with the Safe Wallet Shield. A fraudster could simply get near you with an RFID reader in their pocket and invisibly scan and capture your personal information from your credit cards. The Safe Wallet Shield is the perfect solution to shielding your most valuable cards by blocking their RFID signals and protecting you from theft.

More FREE survival items will be placed here as I find them (so bookmark this page).

25 Best Hikes In Northern Canada

It might possibly have been easier for me to complete the Cirque of the Unclimbables than assemble 25 of the Best Hikes in Canada’s North.

After all, these trails crisscross some of our nation’s most remote places, and up-to-date details can be infrequent and incomplete. And just when I thought I was on the right track, emails exchanged with Parks Canada employees would reveal that what I originally thought were trails, were technically unmarked routes. Well, I supposed that’s bound to happen in a tree-less alpine tundra…

In assembling 25 of the Best Hiking Trails in Canada’s North, I’ve endeavoured to provide the most accurate details I could get my hands on. However, I recognise that some trail descriptions may be incomplete. As greater numbers of intrepid hikers venture north, and more details come to light, I’ll aim to update this document.

As a final note, if you’re inspired to attempt these northern treks, Parks Canada has a wealth of invaluable information to offer rec users. Often times, in the form of PDF documents, park orientations and current conditions relayed from employees posted in the territories. Since this is some serious backcountry with unique Arctic demands, I’d advise you connect with Parks Canada or a local guide before setting out. And not only that, make sure to check out these tips and products to optimise any camping or hiking trip.

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