SteriPEN review

SteriPEN review
A review of UV Water Sterilization using the SteriPEN Journey Collecting water from a nearby river, stream or spring can often mean the water is contaminated with a host of bacteria, parasites and other organisms resulting from animal waste or decay.  Fortunately, sterilizing water using ultraviolet (UV) light is quick, easy, and works without the ...

Outdoor Herbivore’s YouTube Channel

This 5 minute video gives you some tips you might not think of when selecting boots or shoes for hiking. Do you find videos like these helpful? What else would you like to see? Please let us know! We are considering offering more videos and tips related to camp cooking and backpacking as well. Before ...

Motion Sickness – a “handy” remedy 3

Motion Sickness - a
Feeling Queasy Are you planning a trip this summer that requires traveling along twisty roads? Our last trip involved traveling on North Carolina Rt 80, a mountainous road in the Black Mountain region. NC 80 is a lesser traveled road near the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway filled with spectacular scenery. As the passenger, I was frustrated ...

How much time until dark? 2

How much time until dark?
Using the fingers on your hand is a useful tip to estimate how much time you have before sunset.  This is especially helpful if you need to set-up your tent or get somewhere when you do not have a backup light source available. How to calculate the hours to sunset using the fingers on your ...

Directional Navigation Using the Sun 1

Directional Navigation Using the Sun
Many hikers now rely on GPS and other gadgets for navigation.  Personally, I favor using a traditional compass and map.   Regardless of what device you use when you are out on a planned trip, it is prudent to know how to apply basic navigational skills in case you find yourself lost without either. Quick Common ...