Hiking/Camping

The 7 Best Backpacking Tents Reviewed For 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 7 Best Fire Starters For Backpacking and Survival

Best Fire Starter

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 5 Best Hiking Boots For Women Reviewed

Best Womens Hiking Boots

Ladies can have a particularly difficult time finding good outdoor footwear. It sometimes even seems as if the outdoor industry just isn’t paying attention to the specific needs and wants of the female hiking community. While it’s tough to find the right pair of hiking boots for women, I’m going to do my best to help provide some insight on ...

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