Author Archives: Casey Fielder

The 5 Best Hiking GPS Reviewed For 2017

Best Hiking GPS

Many hikers refuse to enter the wilderness without a hiking GPS. Some hikers use GPS units as supplements to map and compass. I bought my first GPS when Geocaching was a brand-new hobby. If you’re not familiar, Geocaching is a “sport” where participants hide and seek “treasure” stashes around the world using GPS. The best handheld hiking GPS units have ...

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The 7 Best Recreational Kayaks For 2017

Best Recreational Kayak

There’s no time like summer for a kayaking trip. What’s that? You don’t have a kayak? Well, you’re in luck because we’re going to walk you through everything you need to know in order to pick out your first kayak. Then we’ll review a few possible choices you have for purchasing a kayak. By the time you’re done, you’ll know ...

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The 7 Best Backpacking Stoves Reviewed For 2017

Best Backpacking Stove

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 3 Best Ski Boot Bags Reviewed For 2017

Best Ski Boot Bag

Anyone who has taken a ski vacation with their gear know how awkward it is carrying their boots. They are heavy and bulky so a good quality boot bag is a necessity. And its not just your boots, you have a helmet (or should have), goggles, gloves, socks and lots of misc gear. A decent sized boot bag with extra ...

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The 3 Best Cross Country Skis Reviewed For 2017

Best Cross Country Skis

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 7 Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads – [2017]

Best Backpacking Sleeping Pad

When you hear the word “sleeping pad” what is the image conjured in your mind? Is it a flat blue foam mat from Walmart’s camping section? Maybe you’re thinking of a huge inflatable air bed for guests in the spare bedroom. Perhaps you’re thinking of one of those fancy self-inflating camping pads… In this article, we’re going to be taking ...

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The 5 Best Ski Masks Reviewed For 2017

Best Ski Mask

It may be tempting to incorrectly identify a balaclava or ski mask as a delightful pastry but it’s not. Balaclavas are a specific type of face warmer. The term has recently come to be used ubiquitously to describe any face warming device – from neck warmers to full face, windproof fabrics. We’re going to avoid neck warmers and stick solely ...

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The 7 Best Snowboard Jackets Reviewed For 2017

Best Snowboard Jackets

Winter means cold weather, plenty of snow, and the chance to shred mountains. What does it take to get out there and get after it safely? You’ll need your snowboard, jacket, pants, and gear. Of course, each snowboarder has different taste and style. That’s why today we’re going to help you find the best snowboard jacket for you. Whether you ...

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The 7 Best Snowboard Boots Reviewed For 2017

Best Snowboard Boots

Snowboarding can be one of the most exhilarating experiences you’ll ever face. While the wipe outs and diggers are real, snowboarding quickly becomes a lifelong passion for many who try it. If you’re like me, mountain sports are a huge part of who you are. That’s why we pay so much attention and money to our gear. Finding the best ...

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

Best Ski Boots For Beginners

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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