Emergency Survival Overnight Course
My girlfriend used to think that I was crazy for overstuffing my backpack every time we would head out for a hike or paddling trip. To me, a knife, tarp, space blanket, stainless steel cup, 2 water bottles, various fire starters, one hundred feet of cordage, compass, whistle, rain jacket and extra snacks are the bare essentials. She would say things like; “it’s too warm for that coat”, “there’s not a cloud in the sky so I’m not bringing that raincoat”, or “It’s only a three miles hike so we don’t need all that stuff”. However, if she is going to hike, fish, or paddle with me, she is going to take all these “extra” things.
Energizer LED Pop Up Lantern
Most of you are familiar with the brand Energizer, if for nothing else but the Energizer Bunny, “that keeps going and going….” Now Energizer has produced an awesome outdoor lantern, and was kind enough to give Woods Monkey a chance to check it out. Portable and Powerful, the LED Pop Up Lantern is a perfect addition to your kit for any adventure.
The crew here at Woods Monkey is pretty excited about this contest being put on by our friends over at Suunto USA. Check out the details below and join the fun!
#SuuntoAmbitions contest drives outdoor inspiration through everyday adventure photos
The social media sweepstakes awards Suunto Ambit2 S watches to participants who exhibit ambition
Ogden, UT – June 4, 2013—Suunto USA is announcing its #SuuntoAmbitions contest to encourage adventurers of all levels to inspire each other through various outdoor ambitions.
“With the #SuuntoAmbitions contest, we’ve created a program that truly inspires people to get out and test their limits and set higher goals in the outdoors,” says Amer Sports Americas digital marketing manager, Evin Catlett. “Whether that be running your first 5K, completing a multisport event or even taking a multi-day backpacking trip, we want people to think about reconstructing their limits, thinking bigger—being ambitious.”
Alongside inspiring posts from Suunto athletes like Kim Havell, Brody Leven and Christina Lusti, close to 1,000 submissions have been already tallied just weeks into the contest, with many more expected over the remaining weeks until the contest official ends on June 23, 2013. Suunto is awarding once-per-week winners with a new Suunto Ambit2 S—the lightweight heart rate and GPS unit that features advanced, seamless tracking technology for running, biking, swimming and other sports.
At the contest’s close, a community vote will decide on a grand-prize winner from 10 of the most ambitious entrants. That winner will receive more than $2,500 in gear from Suunto, Salomon, Atomic and Arc’teryx.
To enter, simply upload a photo to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the #SuuntoAmbitions hashtag of yourself or someone else doing something ambitious. Include a caption describing your goals and how you’re pushing boundaries and conquering new territories. (You can view the current gallery, here.)
For more information about the contest and to enter now, visit the #SuuntoAmbitions official contest page.
Suunto was founded in 1936 by Tuomas Vohlonen, a Finnish orienteer and inventor of the liquid-filled field compass. Since then Suunto has been at the forefront of design and innovation for sports watches, dive computers and instruments used by adventure seekers all over the globe. From the top of the mountain to the bottom of the sea, Suunto physically and mentally equips outdoor adventurers to conquer new territory.
Uco Lumora LED Lantern
Late February, early March, 2013. My wife and I are busily preparing our gear and making our camper ready for our first and longest campout of the year, Practice What You Preach (PWYP) on Terrill Hoffman’s Chestnut Mountain Proving Grounds, North Carolina. We’ll be on a mountain top, thirteen miles from anywhere, with only the amenities we carry up the hill. Gear selection is pretty important to us. Simplicity and reliability is paramount. Gear that performs multiple functions is preferred as long as nothing is sacrificed to meet an end.
Dogwood Custom Knives Kephart Redux
As most of you know, the custom knife industry is very large and there are a lot of different models and knife makers to choose from. From there, you need to decide what steel you want to go with, the size and shape of the blade, the grind, and even the handle materials. While a lot of knife makers like to make these big decisions easier for you, I don’t think you are going to find a nicer gentleman than Dan Eastland and easier to read website than his own, Dogwood Custom Knives.
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