The 5 Best Backpacking Tents Reviewed – [2017]

Best Backpacking Tent

If your in the market for a backpacking tent you will quickly realize there are quite a few to choose from. Spending the time to find the right tent will make your trip into the backcountry much more enjoyable. To help you make that decision we evaluated many of the top brands of tents based on weather resistance, ease of ...

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The 5 Best Backpacking Compasses Reviewed – [2017]

Best Backpacking Compass

In a world where technology is increasingly taking over our everyday lives, there may come a point where compasses are an antiquated relic of human history. Wait a second… that day is already here! Almost. In practice, the principle is simple – just take a magnetic piece of metal, suspend it in a nearly frictionless environment, and allow it to ...

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The 5 Best Camping Stoves Reviewed For 2017

Best Camping Stoves Reviews

While cold food is great filling the stomach on a temporary basis, there is no way to replace a warm sustaining meal, especially when you are enjoying Mother Nature. Whether you are on a daytime outing with the family or camping for an extended period of time, there is no substitute for a good camping stove. Even if it is ...

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The 5 Best Camping Lanterns Reviewed For 2017

Best Camping Lantern

When you want to head into the wilderness and bring along some the comforts of modern convenience, you’ll probably reach for the lantern. While there are plenty of ways to make light in the backcountry – headlamps, flashlights, etc. – a lantern really can be a decent option for a static location. It’s easy to dismiss camping lanterns as bulky, ...

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The 5 Best Camping Coolers Reviewed For 2017

Best Camping Cooler

When we pack up the RV or car to head out and tackle the wilderness with friends and family, you can bet the cooler will be included. If you’re lacking a cooler, then this is the point where you realize you’ve made a mistake. For some, we have an old hand me down cooler that doesn’t keep our food cold, ...

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The 3 Best Hiking Shoes Reviewed – [2017]

Best Hiking Shoes

To figure out what were the best hiking shoes we took 10 pairs of top rated hiking shoes then hiked on some pretty rugged trails in New Hampshire. We took them through mud, rocks and water while evaluating them on traction, comfort, water resistance and durability. First lets take a look at the hiking shoes, then we’ll talk about how ...

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The 5 Best Backpacking Water Filters Reviewed – [2017]

Best Backpacking Water Filter

In order to safely and effectively travel in the backcountry it’s critical to avoid illness. One potential source of infection is through water borne pathogens and there exist many methods of water purification. One of these methods is water filters – a physical filtration system whereby pathogens are filtered out of water using mechanical water pressure and a filter. There ...

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The 3 Best Camping Hammocks Reviewed – [2017]

Best Camping Hammock

When your looking for the best camping hammock there are a lot of factors to consider. But with so many camping hammocks to choose from, how do you know which one is best for you? Ease of set-up, comfort, portability and durability are the most obvious factors to consider. A camping hammock is going to take a lot of abuse. ...

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The 3 Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags For 2017

Best Backpacking Sleeping Bag

After a long day of hiking there is nothing better than setting in for the night in a comfortable, warm sleeping bag. With so many types of sleeping bags available how do you know which one to buy? The wrong sleeping bag can make for a miserable trip. To help make your decision easier we took some of the highest ...

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The 5 Best Camping Cots Reviewed – [2017]

Best Camping Cot

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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