Welcome to Major Hykr. We appreciate your taking the time to visit us and read our articles. It is our hope that you find something helpful to you as you prepare for your outdoor adventure. 

Our Mission:

The mission of Major Hykr is to provide information and tips on outdoor activities, wilderness safety and survival, equipment, first aid, health, and other related items of interest to hikers, backpackers, and other outdoor enthusiasts following 4 Core Values: Educate, Prepare, Train, and Enjoy the Outdoors.

Our Purpose:

The 4 Core Areas of Major Hykr:

  • Educate: Developing knowledge on the Outdoors and Outdoor Activities
  • Prepare: Preparing the mind, body, spirit, and equipment for outdoor activities.
  • Train: Developing personal field craft through education and collaborative
  • information sources.
  • Enjoy: Enabling enjoyment in the outdoors by providing information on outdoor activities.


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Gear Review Policy: 

Major Hykr/Prepared Hykr will write reviews on commercial outdoor-related gear and products in a fair and unbiased manner. Our approach to commercial gear and product reviews follows the relevance of the gear or product to backpacking or outdoor use. It is not our intent or purpose to gain financially or special favors or special services from the vendors of the gear that we review. We are not associated with any affiliate marketing program. We will not accept pay, goods, or services from any vendor as remuneration in exchange for writing a gear or product review and publishing it on this blog site.

Most of the written gear reviews on this blog site pertain to gear that I personally own or have researched on my own. Therefore, I will write reviews without prior notification to the vendor on the gear or products that I have purchased and own. We reserve the right to decline to review any gear or products when contacted. 

If you are interested in having your gear or products reviewed, please e-mail Bill on the Contact page with your contact information, information on the product(s), and time you would like the review completed.