All posts by Allen

  • Waterproof Fire starter – DIY

    Came across this video for making a waterproof fire starter a while back on a Google+ community I belong to.  Looked like a neat little project for us to do before our upcoming camping trip.  And we...

    • Posted March 9, 2014
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  • Watkins Glen State Park Main Entrance
    Watkins Glen, NY – a quick winter trip

    Kelly and I recently had a short business trip we needed to take up to the Finger Lakes region of New York.  I’ve never been to the Finger Lakes region and Kelly hasn’t been there...

    • Posted February 27, 2014
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  • Cell Phone Protection Solution

    Well, I think I have finally found the solution for my cell phone protection and carrying.  The full Otterbox or Survivor cases didn’t really cut it for me.  The actual phone covers were nice but the belt...

    • Posted February 20, 2014
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  • Would you Hike with Headphones on?

    Or do you hike with headphones on? My wireless headphones at my work computer finally died.  It no longer connects between the headphones and the base.  That’s what got me to thinking about all the people that...

    • Posted February 15, 2014
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  • Broken Griffin Survivor
    Griffin Survivor Military-Duty Case+ Belt Clip

    After my woes with the Otterbox Defender I wanted to try another protective case for my Samsung SIII.  I went with the Griffin Survivor, after all it was US/UK Military Tested so it had to be rugged....

    • Posted February 11, 2014
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  • Portable power – charge your phone on the go

    Even out on a hike many people still like to have access to their smart phones.  To continue to be able to use the smart phone for an extended hike, they will need some type of portable...

    • Posted February 6, 2014
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  • Chris Brakett, archer with Jake
    Back from Great American Outdoor Show

    Well we’re back from our visit to the first day of the Great American Outdoor Show.  It was a good day.  Probably the highlight was watching Chris Brackett‘s show where he shot all kinds of things out...

    • Posted February 1, 2014
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  • Portable battery - red
    Portable Battery – EC Tech power bank

    To be able to use my cell phone on extended hikes or at remote campsites for the entire time I recently picked up the EC TECHNOLOGY® New Dual USB 13000mAh External Battery Pack Portable Power Bank Charger....

    • Posted January 31, 2014
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  • 7 Fresh Outdoor Seating Ideas for the Stylish Homeowner

    Regardless of how lovely your home is on the inside, it is the outside that greets people when they come to your home. Therefore it is always a good idea to invest in outdoor seating. Using different...

    • Posted January 30, 2014
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  • How to Effectively Build and Run a Camp Kitchen

    Snacks and food from a can are hardly a camper’s favorite choice. This is why regular campers always try to build a camp kitchen for hot meals. However, not everyone manages to effectively build a compact, versatile,...

    • Posted January 23, 2014
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