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

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 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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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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