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Testing Hilleberg Soulo

Testing Hilleberg Soulo, Exped Mat, Valandre Mirage

A few years back I was on a hunting trip and it took us several days to get into the elk. But, it was late in the day and we didn’t want to spoil our chances for the next day. So, we made the decision to back out and hit again in the morning. After marking our location on the GPS, we realized that we were almost 6 miles from camp. We discussed whether to head back to camp and make the hike back with only a few hours rest. Or do we just rough it on the ground and get an early start on the elk, we chose the latter.  [Read more…]

Wood Could Lower Your Blood Pressure

campfireDid you know wood could lower your blood pressure?

Well, maybe not directly but sitting around a crackling campfire may indeed lower your blood pressure!

Our enjoyment of gazing at fire is in our DNA, as the act of gathering around a fire dates back to prehistoric times. As humans we, socialized around camp fires, a place where we fell safe and warm.

When we sit around a fire, we are in a multi-sensory state utilizing auditory, heat, olfactory, visual, and smoke/food taste.

The studies showed that people who stared at and or listened to a fire for at least 15 minutes, had both their diastolic and systolic level drop 1.9 and 1.3 points respectfully.

Dr. Lynn believes it the comforting vibe and fire’s light spectrum, that puts one in a trancelike state.

Darn Tough Hiker 1/4 Cushion – Review

Vermont Darn Tough Hiker 14 Sock CushionI have tested the Darn Tough Hiker 1/4 Cushion socks are day hikes along the Appalachian Trail.

And I have to say that I am very pleased with the results. [Read more…]

Firenock APS (Arrow Preparation System) – Review

Firenock APS Spin Testing Broadhead

Firenock APS Spin Testing Broadhead

Like some of you, I like to “tinker” with archery gear.

Some of this gear is brand new to the industry, some just appear to more to my liking in design and function and some I have never heard of but found during my research, this brings me to Firenock!

Several years ago, in my search for a reliable lighted nock, I came across the Firenock S1. I tested against two other brands and found the Firenock S1 to be hands-down better, more reliable and easier to use that the other two lighted nocks that I tested. Unfortunately, my hunting rig was stolen that year, so I was never able to complete my review of a full hunting season with photos…

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