Camping - How to Get Your Dutch Oven to the Right Temp

The Mrs and I love using a dutch oven when camping (I know, stop giggling).

It takes some trial and error to get the internal temperature just right. You have to have the right mix of coals under and on top.

Here is a handy infographic on how to get the proper temperature (click to enlarge):

Dutch Oven Temperatures

Image courtesy of Bryron Thompson

Of course, make sure to get a lid lifter. Even with a BBQ glove, those…

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Survival Tips - Cody Lundin On Survival Entertainment

Cody Lundin, one of the better survival experts out there, gave this rather frank interview to MasterWoodsman.com about the state of Survival shows.

Survival Tips - Cody Lundin On Survival Entertainment

Cody Lundin, one of the better survival experts out there, gave this rather frank interview to MasterWoodsman.com about the state of Survival shows.




Camping - The Klax Multi-tool Axe

image courtesy of Klecker Tools

image courtesy of Klecker Tools

NatureN3rdling B. Melton sent me the kickstarter for a unique looking axe.

It’s part multi-tool, part axe, and part autobot. It separates from the haft so that you can transport it easily and use any haft you want (including in-field hafts).

This is about to go into wide production, hopefully I’ll be getting my hands on one to test out. I’d love to see how well the

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Camping - 15 Secrets to Dutch Oven Cooking

Camping - 15 Secrets to Dutch Oven Cooking

image courtesy of Design Mom

image courtesy of Design Mom

image courtesy of Design Mom

Ok, stop giggling. I know what the other “dutch oven” is.

Before it was a way to torture someone sharing your bed, it was an actual cooking device. A handy one at that.

Me and Mrs. N3rd use a dutch oven almost every time we go camping (seriously, stop giggling).

Design Mom has a series of pointers for people who want to start using a dutch oven (ok, now I’m giggling).

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Gear Reviews - Beware of Fake Military Surplus

The military tends to get some of the best gear available. Gear heads, survivalists, and campers tend to gravitate towards military surplus for that quality.

Gear Reviews - Beware of Fake Military Surplus

The military tends to get some of the best gear available. Gear heads, survivalists, and campers tend to gravitate towards military surplus for that quality.




Survival Tips - 37 Survival Downloads and Handbooks

image courtesy of SHTF & Prepping Central

image courtesy of SHTF & Prepping Central

image courtesy of SHTF & Prepping Central

Found this list of 37 Survival Downloads and Handbooks while hunting the wilds of the internet.

They all use the adfly URL shortener, so you may have to see some ads before you get to the goods, but it’s worth it.

You can keep these manuals on your phone for quick reference in the field.

Of course, that means you should have a alternative power source,…

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Camping - 23 Simple and Essential Hiking Hacks
Buzzfeed has another good list for beginner and novice hikers. This is a good list for ANY hiker.

Camping - 23 Simple and Essential Hiking Hacks

Buzzfeed has another good list for beginner and novice hikers. This is a good list for ANY hiker.




Survival Tips - Nanotube Sponge that Can Suck Water Out of the Air

Found this article on Gizmodo about a new Nanotube that can pull moisture right out of the air.

Survival Tips - Nanotube Sponge that Can Suck Water Out of the Air

Found this article on Gizmodo about a new Nanotube that can pull moisture right out of the air.




Camping - How to Remove a Tick

The Art of Manliness has this handy infographic on how to remove ticks Heed this advice, especially in the wild.

Camping - How to Remove a Tick

The Art of Manliness has this handy infographic on how to remove ticks Heed this advice, especially in the wild.