Hiking/Camping

The 7 Best Backpacking Stoves Reviewed – [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 7 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 7 Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags For 2017

Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags

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 7 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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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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Best Fire Starter [For Backpacking and Survival] – 2017

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As a backpacking guide with collegiate experience in the wilderness survival techniques niche, I can tell you there’s an awful lot of hype and misinformation surrounding fire starting. I’ve spent years sifting through the BS and sorting out what works for me. Of course, there are unlimited ways to start fires for survival or backpacking needs but honestly some of ...

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The 5 Best Camping Chairs Reviewed For 2017

Best Camping Chairs

When your looking for a camping chair, portability and durability are the most obvious factors to consider. Camping chairs take a lot of abuse, they typically are getting tossed into the back of cars and trucks, dragged around camp sites and stay out in the elements. And as much as they get abused you expect them to not fall apart ...

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The 5 Best Trekking Poles Reviewed For 2017

Best Trekking Poles

If you’re just getting started hiking, trekking poles (or hiking poles) may not be high on your gear list. Despite the fact that hiking poles have been proven to reduce stress on legs and knees by up to 25%. Some hikers carry trekking poles because the data supports it. Some carry hiking poles because they aid with balance, or climbing ...

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The 5 Best Handheld GPS For Hiking And Geocaching

Best Handheld Hiking GPS Unit Reviews

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 handheld GPS units. Handheld hiking GPS units have ...

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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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