The 7 Best Backpacking Tents Reviewed For 2017

Best Tents For Backpacking

Choosing the best backpacking tent for your needs is not always easy for the beginner. There are tons of details to learn and know. On top of that, everyone has a different opinion about which type of tent is the best. What brand? Which size do I get? It’s hard to be sure when you get so many different answers. ...

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The 5 Best Women’s Hiking Boots Reviewed For 2017

Best Hiking Boots For Women

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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The 5 Best Travel Backpacks Reviewed – [2017]

Best Travel Backpack

Backpacks have been around for years and, by my best guess, will be around for future generations of space-bound earthlings. They’re useful, practical, and have a place in just about everyone’s life for one purpose or another in school, travel, or hiking. In order to narrow down what makes a good travel backpack specifically, we need to first define what ...

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The 7 Best Hiking Backpacks Reviewed For 2017

Best Hiking Backpack

I can still remember the first hiking backpack I ever bought. I saved up from a summer job and ordered the cheapest backpack I could find on eBay. That backpack has to be, to this day, one of the worst backpacks I’ve ever had the displeasure of encountering. In order to help you avoid making some of the same mistakes, ...

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The 7 Best Baby Carriers For Hiking Reviewed For 2017

best baby carrier for hiking

So you want to go hiking, but you don’t want to leave your baby or your toddler behind to be looked after by a babysitter or other family member? Baby hiking backpacks are the answer. These are backpacks designed to carry babies or toddlers safely and comfortably even through the wilderness. In this guide, you’ll find an explanation of the ...

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The 7 Best Backpacking Rain Jackets Reviewed – 2017

I can remember when I first started backpacking – I was totally afraid of surviving a rain storm. It was a fear based on inexperience and I was just not sure what to expect when I encountered my first rain storm, how I would keep my gear and self dry, would I get too cold? These days I rarely even ...

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The 7 Best Camping Coolers Reviewed For 2017

Best Bamping Coole

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

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The 7 Best Hiking Pants Reviewed For 2017

Best Hiking Pants

There’s a big difference between your dark pair of hipster blue jeans from Abercrombie and the best hiking pants for an overnight trip or a long trek. Some of the differences might be easily evident such as wearing loose fitting pants for range of movement when hiking. Other differences may be less obvious and a few of them I had ...

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Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking


Getting started backpacking is a huge bite to chew on for the new hiker. There is gear to buy, rules to learn, and thousands of pages of advice to sort through on your journey into the mountains. Fears of lightning storms, bears, and dark lonely nights may be scattered throughout your dreams as your head is simultaneously excited, scared, and ...

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The 7 Best Hiking Boots Reviewed For 2017

Best Hiking Boots

I can still remember shopping for my very first pair of hiking boots. I can’t remember if someone told me to buy hiking boots or if I just assumed that the conventional wisdom of wearing boots hiking made sense. “Tall hiking boots will help protect from snake bites,” they might say. Or, perhaps, “Hiking boots help support your ankles.” These ...

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