For those of you heading into the backwoods for a day hike, a week-long hunting trip or a long-term getaway from the daily grind, here’s a handful of new and noteworthy gear to keep you out of trouble and on-point in the wilderness.


For More Information

Ameristep; 800-847-8269

Arc’teryx Drypack 70; 855-201-5307


Case Hobo Knife; 800-523-6350

Gerber Downrange Tomahawk; 800-950-6161

The Gun Jimmy; 872-228-9453

Rayovac’s Virtually Indestructible Lantern; 800-237-7000

Rayovac’s Virtually Indestructible Spotlight; 800-237-7000

Lifestraw System

Life Support Survival Bracelet; 757-850-8520

Mini Hozuki Lantern; 503-697-3300

Mr. Fix It; 877-766-3388

Georgia Loggers; 866-442-4908

Otis Ripcord; 800-684-7486

Outdoor Research Firemark Gloves; 888-467-4327

Remington Outfitter; 888-736-1816

Survival Fastfire Kit; 719-634-1687

Y-Shot Slingshots; 800-722-7987

Vertex VLs Ultralight Stove; 512-666-7163

Bison Wallets;  602-326-9944.



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For more about backwoods survival, check out the 2014 issue of AMERICAN FRONTIERSMAN, available on newsstands and digitally July 1, 2014. To subscribe, go to

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