The knives that we have reviewed so far are modern. Powder coated blades, hi-tech handle materials, and designs that are modern as well. I felt it was time to dip into a bit of nostalgia with our next knife review. Enter the MoraKniv Original 1. The MoraKniv Original 1 is […]

Bushcraft Connoisseur just went on a trip to Scotland to camp and hike the highlands. The UK, Scotland, in particular, is well-known for their cloudy and rainy weather so it was paramount that we had good rain gear. The rain shell that I choose to bring with me was the […]

The headlamp. A ubiquitous piece of gear that is included in the packing list of most outdoor endeavors. The headlamp has major advantages over a hand-held flashlight because it is hands-free. Since the light is fixed to your head while you are trekking you can see whatever it is that […]

One of my personal favorite things about spending time outdoors, especially extended trips, is the ability to completely unplug and disconnect. The often incessant need to check email, Facebook, Twitter, whatever, is diminished to such a degree that after a nominal period of time, it is forgotten altogether. Depending on […]

It is when you really need something that you realize that you forgot to bring it. This is especially true when you are wilderness backpacking and the thing that you forgot can not be picked up at a moments notice at a nearby store. This was precisely the case for […]

All backpackers or extended trip trekkers likely know what dehydrated food, trail mix and Astronaut Icecream taste like. Not bad right? In fact, when you figure out the exact amount of water and time required, these meals can almost pass for mom’s cooking on a lazy weekend evening, the outdoor […]

Upon reading the title for this review you might be thinking, “why the heck would I want to start a fire by sparking it to life when I can use the lighter I brought with me?”. Our response, because that lighter won’t work if it gets wet or is at […]

If your adventures and treks take you into the mountains or even in the deserts, where usable firewood is hard to find (or you are simply trying to follow Leave No Trace Principles) your going to need a stove to cook your food and boil water. The stove should be […]