Going from a bright white light to pure darkness can be jarring. Bright white light causes your pupils to constrict blocking out light and it takes time for them to expand (aka dilate) once you shut off the light. This leads to limited night vision while your body responds to… Read More »What Color Light Doesn’t Ruin Night Vision? Do Red, Green, or Blue Lights Preserve Night Vision?
I got into a hunting and fishing a few years ago and started looking into different flashlights and headlamps to use at night. After a little bit of research, I noticed that most of the people were using multicolored flashlights red, lights, and blue lights. I knew that red and… Read More »What Is A Blue Light Flashlight Used For?
After working my way through the settings on my new headlamp I stumbled across something I wasn’t expecting. It has the usual brightness settings, but I wasn’t expecting a green light mode instead of red. I’ve bought a lot of flashlights and headlamps over the years, but you rarely see… Read More »What Is The Green Light Used For On Flashlights and Headlamps?
Determining the lumen level of a headlamp or flashlight can be frustrating, but it doesn’t have to be. High lumen level flashlights are nice, but you don’t need as many lumens as you think for most activities. An affordable $30-50 350 lumen light with a long beam distance is all… Read More »Flashlight and Headlamp Lumen Chart: How Many Lumens Do I Need?
When it comes to picking out headlamps, it can be a challenge picking through 1000s of different options. They all look the same and serve a similar function (providing light), but some of them do a better job than others. So how do you choose the right headlamp? Most people… Read More »How Many Lumens Should A Headlamp Have? Headlamp Brightness Explained
Anybody that’s thought about buying paracord has ran into the term “Mil-Spec”. Is there really a difference between commercial and mil-spec grade paracord 550? Or is that just a marketing gimmick to increase the price? What is mil spec paracord? Mil spec paracord is any type of paracord that passes… Read More »What Is Mil Spec Paracord?
Have you ever wondered how much weight paracord can hold? Paracord is considered an essential piece of survival gear, but people rarely understand the working strength of paracord. You won’t be able to get the most out of paracord without getting a better understanding of its weight limits. How Strong… Read More »How Strong Is Paracord? Paracord Weight Limits and Weight Ratings Explained
Every person has eaten a mouthful of snow at some point in their life. Eating snow feels like you’re taking in water, but are you actually absorbing the melted water? Or is something else going on in your body? Does eating snow make you more dehydrated? Eating snow will make… Read More »Does Eating Snow Make You Dehydrated?
I’ve always had a hard time wearing contacts on camping and backpacking trips so I have to carry a pair of prescription glasses and sunglasses. My glasses were always the last thing I tossed in my pack so I never thought about weighing them. Once I decided to drop down… Read More »How To Find or Make An Ultralight Glasses Case
You can find skunk cabbages (aka swamp cabbage) in swamps across North America, Europe, and occasionally in water gardens. The distinctive skunky smell doesn’t make it seem appetizing, but the name makes you question if it’s edible. That brings up a very important question: Can you eat skunk cabbage or… Read More »Is Skunk Cabbage Edible? Is Skunk Cabbage Safe To Eat?