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How to Make a DIY Fire Starter

How to Make a DIY Fire Starter

One of my favorite things on this planet is building a big, beautiful fire in the woods. I take great pride in my #fireboss skills and often challenge myself by trying new methods and approaches to assembling traditional campfires. Recently, I also started to experiment with concocting DIY fire starter bundles at home. They are […] Read More

How to Forage for Mushrooms

How to Forage for Mushrooms

Foraging for edible fungi can be really fun, an adventurous alternative to the ubiquitous weekend brunch date. I am lucky enough to live in Northern California, not far away from some of the best edible mushroom foraging in the country, so my husband and I rallied up the coast to Salt Point State Park to […] Read More

How to Make a Jacket Water-Resistant

How to Make a Jacket Water-Resistant

Follow these easy instructions to wax a jacket and make it water-resistant this winter.‘Tis the season for water-repellent jackets, raincoats and technical shells. When you think about waterproofing a jacket, images of harsh, chemical-laden, heat-released coatings or laminates come to mind, especially if you are attempting to treat a technical shell made from synthetic materials. Today, we are […] Read More

How to Tie the Perfect Knot

How to Tie the Perfect Knot

Follow these easy instructions to tie a perfect square knot.  I approach life like I approach filling a toolbox. A few tips here and few tricks there make for a well-rounded set of skills that can be used in any number of conditions, whether you are on the trail or on the train. In order to […] Read More

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