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Category: Travel

Travel is a lot of things to a lot of people. It can include things like local travel, cross-country travel, foreign travel, adventure travel, overlanding, thru-hiking, backpacking, and everything in-between. Join us as we cover it all through trip reviews, adventure ideas, tips, techniques and more.

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Travel Planning – Satellite Phone Restrictions

If you plan on traveling to an international destination, you should always be putting in the legwork ahead of time to make sure your trip goes smoothly. This is especially relevant when it pertains to issues that may jam you up. If you plan on doing any travel with a satellite phone, you make want to take the time to do your homework.

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How to survive a riot or protest – Gray man tactics

What happens when we find ourselves in the middle of a spontaneous protest or riot? How should we react, what should we do, what options do we have, and how can gray man tactics apply? Let’s take a little bit of time to discuss these issues and look at some of the tips and tactics we can use.

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Gray Man Tactics: 15 tips to avoid bribes while traveling

Bribery is a form of corruption (illegal in a lot of places) and plagues societies at every level. Many people use bribery as a way to push agendas, manipulate established practices, and coerce folks into doing things they wouldn’t normally do. Money is the driving force. Factor in things such as a third world location, impoverished living conditions, and societal breakdown, and you have a situation ripe for bribery. Let’s take a look at 15 tips you can use to avoid or get out of paying a bribe.

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10 reasons your last camping trip sucked

When it comes to the folks who do not like camping, they are pretty set in their ways. At the root of their reasoning there seems to be a “thing” that was the catalyst of this bad relationship. Most of the time the reason was something simple, but it left a long-lasting bad taste in their mouth.

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International Travel

International travel tips – 7 things to do before you go

When planning a trip to an international destination, there are a lot of things we should look at well in advance of stepping foot on a plane. There are also some things to keep in mind when you reach your destination. Not only does this give you peace of mind, but it also helps prevent any unforeseen issues that may pop up.

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Should I carry a tourniquet?

It can be a pain to carry all the stuff we “need” on a daily basis, but the weight and bulk can add up. If it becomes too much, we start looking for stuff to leave at home based on nothing in particular other than, “What do I use the least?” While this has some merit to it, maybe we should rethink the things we leave at home in terms of how critically important they could be in the rare situation we find ourselves needing them. If you’re not carrying a tourniquet on a daily basis, we hope we can convince you to change your mind.

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How to choose a gray man backpack – 9 features to consider

We are fortunate to live in a day and age where our options for backpacks are seemingly limitless. However, this overabundance of choices can also make it extremely difficult to make a decision on what to buy. When buying a backpack with gray man use in mind, there a few features and attributes you need to be mindful of. Let’s discuss what to look for when it comes time to make that next purchase.

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Gray man communication: How to talk to anyone

You don’t have to enjoy talking to people to be able to carry on a conversation and diffuse situations. However, you should be good at it. It is an important skill which is vital across numerous aspects of life. Let’s take a look at what communication is, why it is important, and a few of the techniques you can utilize if the need ever arises.

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Gobi Gear SegSac Traveler 18.5L Stuff Sack – What fits inside?

A stuff sack is a great option for lightweight travel, from going on a cross-the-world flight or spending time camping to get away from the hustle and bustle of life. To make using them even easier, GOBI GEAR created a segmentation system that creates five compartments in each stuff sack. Let’s take a look at how to organize and fit in enough gear for a multi-day trip into an 18.5L size stuff sack.

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