Hiking/Camping

The 5 Best Women’s Hiking Boots Reviewed For 2017

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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The 5 Best Hiking Backpacks Reviewed For 2017

Best Hiking Backpack

Your hiking shoe is the most important part of your hiking gear but a quality backpack is a close second. Whether your only going a on day hike or for several weeks your choice of backpack is important. To help you make a good decision for what backpack to buy, we took 15 of the most popular and highest rated ...

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The 5 Best Compact Binoculars Reviewed For 2017

best compact binoculars reviews

Trying to balance the need for high quality optics when hiking or backpacking can be a real challenge. On the one hand, the best cameras and binoculars have very large, high quality lenses that can sometimes be delicate. On the other hand, your equipment needs to be durable and lightweight to survive the challenges of the outdoors.  These are the ...

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The 5 Best Handheld GPS Units Reviewed For 2017

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 Rain Jackets Reviewed – 2017

Best Backpacking Rain Jacket

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 3 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 3 Best Women’s Hiking Shoes For 2017

Best Hiking Shoe For Women - Adidas AX 2 Hiking Shoes Womens

The most important consideration for your next hike is what is on your feet. Your choice of hiking shoe will make big difference in how how much you enjoy your hike. A good pair of shoes will keep you dry, provide traction and support as well as being light weight. The last thing you want is to be weighed down ...

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The 3 Best Backpacking Stoves Reviewed – [2017]

Best Backpacking Stoves

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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Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking

Backpacking Stove Reviews

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 3 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 senses. “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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