The Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Titanium Watch

The Victorinox Swiss Army I.N.O.X. Titanium watch is one sexy beast. First off, it undergoes 130 homologation tests to make sure that it’s tough as nails. What’s a homologation test? All you need to know is that it’s more rugged and rigorous than anything you’re going to do to it. Second, it’s titanium. We love titanium […]

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Victorinox Swiss Army Explorer White Christmas Special Edition 2017

It’s hard to think of a better stocking stuffer for a hiker than a Victorinox Swiss Army pocket knife. Take it one step further this year with the Victorinox Swiss Army Explorer White Christmas Special Edition 2017. It’s an extra special piece that they’re limiting to 15,000 pieces worldwide. The snowflakes are printed with relief […]

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Victorinox Swiss Army SwissTool BS: Review

A good multi-tool is a must-have around the campsite. From carving roasting sticks to fixing zippers, you just can’t beat the functionality. The Victorinox Swiss Army SwissTool BS does an excellent job of acting as a mini toolbox in your pocket, and here are few of the things I liked about it. When you unsheath […]

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Review: The 10 Best Down Jackets of 2017

Testing the Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hoody in Wyoming’s Wind River Range. By Michael Lanza There’s a certain irony in looking for an insulated jacket for outdoor activities these days. While many of us use the term “down jacket” generically, some of the best puffy jackets out there have synthetic insulation or combine synthetics with down […]

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Prickly Pear Cactus Salad

Prickly Pear Cactus Salad Simple, delicious salad you can whip together right at the campsite. Fresh chopped tomatoes are best, but you can get by with canned if you have to … just be sure to drain them well. The jalapenos may bring some heat, but you can never tell how hot until you taste. Best recommendation is to work your way […]

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Skillet Eggs with Nopalitos

Eating Prickly Pear Cactus To look at them growing in their natural habitat – and especially to touch them – you might never think of prickly pear cactus as a food source. In reality, both the pads (aka stems and leaves) and pears (fruit or tunas) of the prickly pear cactus are not only edible, […]

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16 Incredible Sleigh Rides In Michigan

16 Incredible Sleigh Rides In Michigan! Get Directions For DrivingWalkingBicycling   show options hide options Avoid Tolls Avoid Highways From To Fetching directions…… Reset directions Print directions Michigan is a magical place for sleigh rides! From the UP, down through northern Michigan, and all the way down to the Southwest – you’ll find farms that […]

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Mesquite Pancakes & Gluten-Free Mesquite Pancakes

If you don’t live in mesquite country, you may not realize it, but the mesquite tree produces seeds or beans in a large pod. For eons, indigenous peoples have collected these dried pods and ground them into flour or meal. Interestingly, for the modern American diet, mesquite flour is gluten-free, low-glycemic, and high in both protein and dietary […]

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This Tasty Hot Drink Substitutes Mesquite for Cocoa

We call it, “Hot Mesquite-O.” You may just call it delicious. This is an interesting desert substitute for hot chocolate. The mesquite flour has a flavor of its own and built-in sweetness, so it basically replaces the cocoa mix. This is one case where you use it straight up. Give this one a shot and […]

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