Hiking/Camping

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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The 5 Best Hiking Watches Reviewed – [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 Backpacking and Camping Sleeping Pads

Backpacking Sleepin Pad Reviews

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 5 Best Hydration Packs Reviewed – [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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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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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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