Author Archives: Casey Fielder

The 4 Best Camping Cots Reviewed For 2017

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Traveling and camping can be enjoyable or miserable, depending on how you approach it. Pitch your tent over a rock and try sleeping on the ground and you’re guaranteed a terrible time. Head out into the wild with great gear, plenty of knowledge, and a comfortable cot to sleep on and you’re guaranteed a much more restful sleep. While camping ...

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The 5 Best Base Layers For Skiing Reviewed – [2017]

Best base layer for skiing and boarding

Your base layer for skiing can make or break a day on the slopes. A good base later will regulate your temperature by wicking away moisture from your skin.  This will keep you warm and dry. Base layers are typically tight-fitting in order to avoid chafing and to provide compression, as well as support. The best base layers for skiing ...

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The 5 Best Ski and Snowboard Roof Racks For 2017

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There’s no arguing that skis just don’t pack up well. They’re long, bulky, and simply can’t be made to fit in small spaces. When I made my first trip across the country as a skiing professional, I had to break down and buy a ski rack because there was no way my skis were going to fit inside the old ...

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The 5 Best Ski Poles Reviewed For 2017

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So many skiers overlook the ski pole and, even more so, many skiers fail to understand the true use and value of a ski pole. Ski poles, and your use of them, can really make or break a well-polished skier’s form on the mountain. Keeping your hands up and in front while you actively use the ski poles can be ...

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The 3 Best Cross Country Skis Reviewed For 2017

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Cross country skiing, sometimes called Nordic skiing, is a relaxing and fun way to get out and enjoy the winter snow. This type of skiing can be done in the mountains, or on flat land and doesn’t necessarily involve the speed and dangers of downhill skiing. There are several different styles, a cross country skier might be touring, racing, or ...

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The 3 Best Ski Boots For Beginners Reviewed – [2017]

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You’re thinking about joining some friends on a ski trip, or maybe you’ve decided to learn on your own. Either way, this year is the year you learn to ski! As a beginner skier, there is already tons of advice, information, and skills to know. It doesn’t help that all the gear is expensive and everyone seems to be trying ...

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The 3 Best Backpacking Stoves Reviewed – [2017]

Best Backpacking Stove Reviews

If your like me a hot cup of coffee to start the day is a necessity. And after a long day trekking through the woods, there are few things better than a hot meal at the end of the day. With modern lightweight backpacking stoves this is not hard to do. There are many choices though, which one is best ...

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The 5 Best Snowmobile Helmets Reviewed – [2017]

Best Snowmobile Helmet Reviews

These days, snowmobile helmets are often feature rich and sometimes confusing. It seems like they are all made for the high flying Wyoming backcountry powder junkie. No matter what your riding style is, you’re going to have to sort through a lot of options to find a snowmobile helmet that provides a good fit, comfort, and safety. In this guide ...

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The 5 Best Snowshoes Reviewed For 2017

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Just because its winter doesn’t mean you should give up hiking or trail running. I think snowshoeing is a better workout and there is something about being in the woods in the winter that is hard to describe. You probably already have the winter apparel, now you just need a pair of snowshoes and you don’t need to spend a ...

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The 5 Best Ski Helmets Reviewed – [2017]

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The latest ski helmets are not only warm but so comfortable you will forget you are wearing a helmet. There really is no good reason for not wearing a helmet when skiing or snowboarding. No matter what your budget is, there is a helmet that will meet your needs. Even the cheaper models offer good protection and are plenty warm. ...

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