Hiking/Camping

The 7 Best Hiking Shoes For Women Reviewed

Best Hiking Shoes For Women

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 much you enjoy your hike. A good pair of Women’s hiking shoes will keep you dry, provide traction and support as well as being light weight. The last thing you want is to be weighed ...

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The 7 Best Hiking Shoes Reviewed For 2017

Best Hiking Shoes

Whats on your feet is by far your most important part of your hiking gear. However, choosing the best hiking shoes for your needs can be confusing with the wide variety of styles and construction. To figure out what were, we took 15 pairs of top rated hiking shoes then hiked on some pretty rugged trails in New Hampshire. We ...

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The 7 Best Camping Hammocks Reviewed For 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 Bag

When you are looking for the best backpacking sleeping bag for your needs it can be confusing for the beginner. There are lots of details to consider. As a longtime hiker and backcountry guide Im going to help you sort through all the details. From what are the best brands, to should I get down or synthetic insulation. It’s hard ...

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The 7 Best Camping Stoves Reviewed For 2017

Best Camping Stove

While cold food is great filling the stomach on a temporary basis, there is no way to replace a warm sustaining meal. 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 only to make coffee. We’re going to ...

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The 7 Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads – [2017]

Best Backpacking Sleeping pad

When you hear the word “sleeping pad” what is the image conjured in your mind? Is it a flat blue foam mat from Walmart’s camping section? Maybe you’re thinking of a huge inflatable air bed for guests in the spare bedroom. Perhaps you’re thinking of one of those fancy self-inflating camping pads… In this article, we’re going to be taking ...

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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]

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 backpacking water filter – a physical filtration system whereby pathogens are filtered out of water using mechanical water pressure and a filter. ...

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The 7 Best Camping Chairs Reviewed For 2017

Best Camping Chair

When your looking for the best 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 ...

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