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Updated 01/28/23 2:18am

Swedish FireKnife Review

First, I want to thank Laura from Asylum PRfor giving me an opportunity to review this knife. Here is the Press Release that caught my attention: New Knife from Light My Fire Features an Integrated FireSteel® Swedish FireKnife™ combines a…

Gear Spotlight – Compass

I’ve posted articles before about reading maps and utilizing topos to search out attractive land features, but substituting a GPS for an old fashioned compass is a great way to wind up lost and cursing your dead batteries. Take a compass. Hard to…

Turkeys abound in Smokey Mountain National Park

Beards Swinging in the wind I was inside Great Smokey Mountain National Park this weekend and saw a lot of wildlife including turkeys. The turkey population is doing well by all appearances which is great because this was not always the case here in…

A Day In Great Smoky Mountain National Park

A Day In Great Smoky Mountain National Park is hard for me to pass up and yesterday was a spectacular day in the park. A day tromping around in nature with my cameras in tote is very therapeutic for me. Cataloochee Valley inside GSMNP has…

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Brunton “Get Back” an Awesome Piece of Gear

I’d like to thank Kim Cahalan of Media Directand the folks at Bruntonfor supplying me one of these units to review. I’m not typically a “GPS Guy” and for the past couple of years have carried around the base model ETrex and used…

Tree Falls, People Hear It

You may have heard by now of the huge Sequoia tree that toppled in Giant Sequoia National Monument. What you may not have heard is that it toppled across a popular handicapped accessible trail, prompting a discussion of what to do about it. When…

Senate Votes For Bikes

Despite Senator Rand Paul’s efforts, federal transportation funds will still help pay for bike paths, among other things. Republican senators failed Tuesday in their third effort in less than two months to eliminate federal money for bike paths,…

Hill Country Meandering

The land hunt goes on, but not fruitlessly.  I may have found the new Hog Blog base camp on Wednesday afternoon, although I’ve got a full day with my realtor scheduled for tomorrow.  And let me say this… if you’re not from…