April 2012

Post image for Hang ‘Em High: Tips for Getting Organised Under Your Tarp

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of waking up under a tarp on a fresh morning with the sun shining through the trees. You are immediately connected with the landscape around you. You can see the birds and animals, you can smell the dew. None of the hemmed-in stuffiness of a tent. Compared to a […] Read more...


Post image for How to Use the Northern Lights for Navigation

The aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, are a phenomena of high latitudes. Science informs us that the aurora are caused by solar wind interacting with the Earth’s magnetic field and atmosphere. Long before modern science formed theories about the northern lights, indigenous peoples of the north observed their usefulness. I have heard anecdotes about aurora […] Read more...