Fire Starting

Amazing Camping Hack: Keep a Fire Burning for Hours with Just One Log

Most campers and hikers will often find they need to constantly keep throwing large logs or branches on a fire to keep it burning for even 1 or 2 hours. And, if you fall asleep while camping, you can expect your fire will go out typically within 45 minutes to 1 hour later. This isn’t good if you need to stay warm. Or, you need to keep a fire going in wet conditions.

A Youtube user named “Doogly” created a simple video that will show you how to create what’s called a “Swedish torch,” or better put, a sustainable fire made with just one log. The Swedish torch legend was thought to originate from hobo, who was looking for an efficient way to stay warm during cold winters. So, he cut a small log as the video shows and stayed warm for many more hours versus a traditional campfire.


Reviews & Giveaways

Review: Sawyer Mini Water Filtration System

The Sawyer mini water filtration system weighs in at only 2 ounces! It’s so small that it easily fits right in the palm of your hand. I believe this is probably the lightest and most useful water filtration systems on the market today. It’s made to allow direct drinking from any stream. This water filtration system should be in everyone’s bug out or survival cache!


Alternative Energy

Orange Chill ‘N’ Charge Tent Concept is Turning Heads

Having gadgets while camping is not for everyone, as being without such gadgets is the whole point of “getting away” to the woods, by a river, or wherever your camping adventures take you. But for the more nerdy campers or long-term camping expeditions, I’ll have to admit that this solar-powered camping tent is probably one of the coolest I’ve seen to date.