Hiking/Camping

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 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 5 Best Hiking Watches Reviewed For 2017

Best Hiking Watch

Part of being a safe hiker is understanding your environment and make predictions – such as changes in the weather. This is where an ABC watch (Altimeter, Barometer, Compass) can be helpful. With the advances in technology, you now can have GPS mapping technology on your wrist with the durability to go anywhere, even underwater. Hikers now have many tools ...

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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 5 Best Hiking Pants Reviewed – [2017]

Best Hiking Pants

There’s a big difference between your dark pair of hipster blue jeans from Abercrombie and the best pair of pants for a long hike or overnight backpacking trip. 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 ...

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The 5 Best Hydration Packs Reviewed For 2017

Best Hydration Pack

Hydration packs stand apart from the crowd by including dedicated space for a water bladder which might be for general use or more specific like running. Most dedicated hydration packs are quite small day packs or athletic packs for racing, biking, or other minimal needs where water is a priority. While it is possible to find hydration packs in sizes ...

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Beginners Guide To Camping

Beginners Guide To Camping

Itching to get out there in the wilderness camping? Or maybe just spending a few nights in a campground with all the amenities. Whether you are going to Glacier National Park or Ft Wilderness at Disney World, either way you’re going to need some essential camping gear. Whether you have never camped before or been deep in the wilderness the ...

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