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Outdoor Element Blog

  • Business, Politics, and Religion – 301 Punitive Tariffs

    As a society, we have dehumanized China ...we hate them. We hear that they are evil. I have listened to this from both sides of the political spectrum. I have heard it from mainstream media. Talk about #stopAsianhate. It saddens me. Truth is, China is filled with over a billion people -- people with families, daughters, sons, and grandparents. I know and work with a few of these people. They treat me like family. Are there evil people in China? Does China have political ideology that I don’t subscribe to? Yes. Now let’s look at the beam in our American eye. Does evil exist here? Are their political divides in America? Yes. Why have we demonized all of China?

  • 10 Essentials of Hiking

    Do you even worry about the 10 essentials? At what point do you consider packing a day pack for a quick jaunt into woods? I am hosting a 47 second survey and would love for you to share your honest thoughts/responses to these questions.
  • My First Winter 14er: Quandary Peak

    1 January 2021

    It was the perfect winter day for a 14er. The high was 12 degrees, but there was zero wind the majority of the time. The radiant energy of the sun made it very comfortable on the summit. This is my story, my first winter 14er. I will share my experience, my insights, and my follies. I hope you can glean from my journey. 

  • OE Joe & his Boys - Legacy of Eagle Scouts

    As a youth I was very much involved with the Boy Scouts. I loved going on campouts, working on all sorts of varied challenges, and hanging with the...
  • Phoenix Talon Becomes Official Knife of Beyond the Hunt!

    About 2 years ago we bumped into Rick and Julie from Beyond the Hunt at the Outdoor Retailer Show. You meet the best people at events like this. I ...
  • HuntingLife.com Father's Day Gift Guide - Fire Escape

    With Father's Day right around the corner on June 21, go and get dad a gift that he's sure to enjoy. Head on over HuntingLife.com to check out thei...
  • My Camp Kitchen and Those Fuel Canisters

    My camp kitchen typically involves an MSR Pocket Rocket, a fuel canister, and a pot for boiling water- for my Mountain House, freeze-dried me...
  • Introducing the Phoenix Talon

    The Phoenix Talon is a D2 steel hunting-survival knife. You know who you are...you wake up before the birds are singing and hike/scout/track/trek...
  • Firebiner Review by Alex Kwa

    Alex is one of the few experts in the urban techwear industry. You can see that he knows what he's talking about on his detailed reviews and how h...
  • Kodiak Review by Alex Kwa

    Go and check out the latest Kodiak review by Alex Kwa, a Singaporean product designer living in Tokyo. The post is full of great photos and a...
  • Guide to Traveling with Diabetes

    Check out the following guide by Million Mile Secrets for helpful tips on traveling when you or someone you love suffers from diabetes. Outdoor El...
  • Mad love to Backpacker Magazine

    We were beyond excited to see this writeup! “Best Gadget” under Essential Knives and tools! To quote the Article: OUR TAKE Backpackers like c...