Outdoor Element Blog

  • Backpack Breakdown: An Incomplete Guide to Help You Stay Prepared for Anything

    written by OE Athlete Kora Heintz  I have a few rope-drops behind me as well as a few core shots and this season is shaping up to be a wild one a...
  • Contour Feather Knife Travels to the Amazon

    Peter Magnin recently posted on Instagram:

    "Sometimes you get a chance to bring something unique down to the jungle and put it through the ringer...

  • No Soggy Gear: Rain won't ruin Bucket List Hike or Overlanding Expo with Charlotte's Webbing

      In July and August, Charlotte's Webbing saved our bacon! Well, maybe not actual bacon, but it did save gear from being drenched in a couple of do...
  • Our Favorite Under-the-Radar National Parks to Visit

    With Great American Outdoors Day right around the corner, it got me thinking about what National Park I should visit next. Never heard of Great A...
  • Mastering Firecraft: Finding Tinder Sources in Nature

    Fire mastery takes practice and can prove essential in survival. Practice your craft. Get comfortable starting fires using multiple sources of tinder found in nature.

    Explore with Confidence by mastering firecraft and be the hero of your next adventure. 

  • Mastering Firecraft: Processing Tinder, Feathering Wood, and the Art of Batonning

    Fire—the magical element that turns a camping trip into a sizzling adventure! It's fun to make and more importantly, it can prove critical t...
  • The Crucial Element of Fire: Igniting Your Survival Instincts

    With the Native American name of 'Bodaway' meaning 'Fire-Maker', it's no wonder so much of what OE Founder and Inventor, Mike Mojica, creates carries a common theme of fire making. 

    In the realm of outdoor adventures and wilderness exploration, fire is more than just a source of warmth and comfort. It is an essential element that kindles the very essence of survival.

  • What does it mean to "Explore with Confidence?"

    'Explore with Confidence' is more than a tagline for Outdoor Element. It's  about believing in our untapped potential and conquering challenges. It's a mindset that empowers us to embrace the unknown, discover our true capabilities, and set out on epic adventures with unwavering self-assurance.

    In honor of Father's Day, I would like to share a snippet from my personal journey that showcases how my father instilled in me the unwavering belief that we're all capable of achieving remarkable feats and embracing the unknown.

  • It Takes a Community

    Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes of a small business? You'll see struggle, strength, creativity, and grind. Chasing the dream isn't for the faint of heart.

    My dream is to help everyone explore the outdoors with confidence. The OE mission statement sums it up…”Sparking confident adventure through innovative gear.” Developing innovative gear is a passion of mine. Running a business also requires marketing, logistics, and fulfillment to get the word out and get product in your hands. It takes a lot of hats to run a business.

    Critical opinions are sought after. Mentors and collaborators are treasured. The Campfire Co-Op Demo Days hosted by Georgia Bushcraft provided both in one place.

  • The Brown Family's Havasu Falls Adventure 2023 by OE Partner, Joe Brown

    Voice outside the tent at 11:07 pm Thu night: Hello. Hello. Anyone in there? (am I dreaming of Pink Floyd?) 

    Us inside the tent: Yes (hesitantly, but thinking who the heck is waking us up in the middle of the night and why) 

    Voice outside the tent: We need you to pack up your camp and move to higher ground as soon as possible. 

    What? Really? How is this happening? We chose the “higher ground” for a reason. Adrenaline starts to surge…

  • Grand Canyon Run by OE Athlete & Ambassador Michal Thompson

    The mantra “Don’t go through it, grow through it” was very applicable to this very long day. I knew this would be epic but didn’t really know how much. It definitely is at the top of the hardest things I’ve done.
  • How to Safely Dispose of Used Camping Fuel Canisters

    image courtesy of Dad Gear Review

    Handled™️ by Outdoor Element is the answer! Click below to learn more and check out the informative blog recently posted by Dad Gear Review.