The Question That Needs to Be Answered: Is Rainwater Safe to Drink?

Is Rainwater Safe to Drink

As a passionate backpacker, I care a lot about the environment and see water as a precious resource that needs to be cherished.

Also, in some situations, I have found myself lacking in water during my hiking trips and wondered if it is going to rain and what would happen if I would drink rainwater. How to make rain water safe to drink?

The answers to this question are many, and they depend on various factors even on the place where you are collecting the rainwater (more on that later).

There is no simple yes or no answer, but I’ll try to make everything as clear as possible.

Quilt vs. Sleeping Bag: The Ultimate Battle

Quilt vs. Sleeping Bag

Nothing beats sleeping under the starts, and nobody knows that better than backpackers.

I’ve had my fair share of billion-star hotels, and I know how difficult can it be to choose a proper sleeping system, especially when you want to pack light. The choice naturally comes down to either quilt vs. sleeping bag.

Both of these have their advantages, especially if you decide for a quality product made of great materials.

Which one is better? Most of my backpacker friends still use sleeping bags, but in the last couple of years I’ve noticed that quilts are carving their ways into backpacks across the planet.

Thievery Of Prometheus – How Hot Does a Campfire Get

how hot does a campfire get

After spending a whole day hiking in the wilderness, I can say that I’ve had the most enjoyable time somewhere in the evening by the campfire.

Out there in the wild, at lower temperatures and being exhausted, there is nothing like a warm crackling fire and some hot beverages.

But, I’ve always wondered how hot does a campfire get and is there something that I can do to tune it a bit so I can get it even hotter or less hot.

After some research, I have some info related to this matter, and I’m going to share it with you.

What is the Difference Between Trekking and Hiking? Which Is For You?

Hiking vs Trekking

Most of us today live in concrete jungles, spending far less time outside in green, natural spaces, then people did several generations ago.

We live in a dynamic, stressful world, so full of schedules and so short of time, often forgetting how strong nature impacts our mental and physical wellbeing.

Connecting with nature is a great way rid ourselves of stress, tension, to restore mental energy and boost our physical condition. And what is better than walk in nature?

It doesn't matter if you are young or old, a couch potato or intrepid explorer, walking in nature may be the healthiest thing you can do.

The Green, Small and The Annoying – How to Remove Burrs from Clothes

How to Remove Burrs from Clothes

Usually, when I get out of the home and search for some adventures on my hiking trips, I bring back home some little pieces of nature who are reminding me about the time I’ve spent outdoors.

There is always a little rock, or some leaf, or empty slug shell hidden in my pocket.

Usually, when my friends come to visit me, they look at my strange collection and ask why do I gather and keep such things.

Well, after that they all become ears and hear about time and places from where I’ve picked those souvenirs.

But, almost whenever I go out there are some unexpected guests that I bring home with me. Of course, hiking represents an excellent opportunity to collect dust, debris, fallen leaves and finally burrs on clothes.

How to Get Campfire Smell Out of Clothes – The Quick, Efficient Guide

How to Get Campfire Smell Out of Clothes

There are few things more pleasing than spending an evening under an open sky, singing by the campfire or just relaxing and distancing from everyday stress and city fuss. But, as every Jin has its Jang, so does fun.

One of the more annoying things about sitting around a campfire is the smell. To be more specific, that smoke which remains for a while later.

That is why I have decided to make this list, so that you can enjoy your time, without worrying How to Get Campfire Smell Out of Clothes.

The Copper Queen Among The Leaves – How to Identify a Copperhead Snake

How to Identify a Copperhead Snake

A friend once told me that when I go outside, I will see the breathtaking wonders of nature.

But, I should also know that the world out there is not just yours – it belongs to many other creatures. Some of them are snakes, and I must take additional care when going for a hike or camping trip.

So, now I am going to talk about one commonly misidentified wildlife denizen and help you How to Identify a Copperhead Snake?

How to Wear a Boot Knife? – Be Safe Not Sorry!

How to Wear a Boot Knife

If you like to spend your time outdoors, whether it be for hunting, hiking through woods or camping with your family, you should always be prepared as there are many dangerous situations you could face which might even include having to defend yourself or your loved ones from wild animals.

For all you nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, we have comprised a detailed guide that will inform you on all you need to know about boot knives, and most importantly how to properly wear a boot knife so that you can use it effectively and stay safe at the same time.

How to Start a Fire with Wet Wood? Knowing the Best Way to Do It

how start a fire with wet wood?

When you're out camping, anything can happen to you. The number one rule when you're out in the woods is always to expect the unexpected.

You are out in the open and nature is what controls everything you can or cannot do.

One good example is when you're camping in the woods, and you don't have any source of light or heat.

What's worse is that it just rained and all of the wood around you are all damp and wet. So what are you going to do? How to make a fire when everything is wet?  Will you freak out?

Well, you don’t need to because you can still start a fire. In this article, we’re going to tell you how to start a fire with wet wood. This will surely make you better equipped to go out 

What Indicates That Foul Weather Is Approaching and Things You Need to Do?

what indicates that foul weather is approaching

We all have the luxury to find out the weather forecast these days. We just need to turn on the TV and watch the news or listen to the radio.

But, what if we get caught in a situation where we don’t have the necessary technology to inform us about an upcoming storm?

What indicates that foul weather is approaching?

How do we use the available resources?

What if you are caught in a storm while having a camp?