How to Prepare for a Winter Camping Trip

How to Prepare for a Winter Camping Trip

During the warmer months, hundreds of thousands of people flock to Rocky Mountain National Park to spend time in nature. It’s one of Colorado’s favorite warm-weather pastimes, making spring and summer a busy, crowded time when the reason you set out to camp in the first place was to escape from reality for a few days. If you become comfortable ...

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The 7 Best Hiking 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 Hiking Poles Reviewed & Rated For 2017

Best Hiking Poles

If you’re just getting started hiking, trekking poles (or hiking poles) may not be high on your gear list. It’s a fact that using the best hiking poles have been proven to reduce stress on legs and knees by up to 25%. Some hikers use them because they aid with balance, or climbing steep hills. Others will carry hiking poles ...

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The 7 Best Camping Stoves Reviewed & Rated – [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 Bags For 2017

Best Backpacking Sleeping Bag

When you are looking for the best sleeping bag for backpacking 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 to be ...

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The 5 Best Pop Up Canopies Reviewed For 2017

Best Pop Up Canopy

Pop up canopies are a modern marvel of lightweight materials that bring comfort anywhere. Whether you want to take a canopy out tailgating, to the flea market, or to the beach there’s an option for your needs. Buying a pop up canopy today is more affordable and effective than ever with improvements in material and design. It’s not always the ...

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The 7 Best Hiking Pants For Women Reviewed – [2017]

Best Hiking Pants For Women

Hiking pants are often overlooked when adventure seekers head into the woods for an afternoon or even a week of backpacking. While once it was hard to find quality hiking pants, today there are more choices than ever. Particularly for women’s hiking pants more manufacturers are addressing the unique fit and sizing needs ladies need. Wearing any old pants for ...

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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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The 7 Best Hiking Backpacks Reviewed & Rated [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 Backpacking Tents Reviewed For 2017

Best Backpacking Tent

Choosing the best backpacking tent for your needs is not always easy for the beginner. There are tons of details to learn and know. On top of that, everyone has a different opinion about which type of tent is the best. What brand? Which size do I get? It’s hard to be sure when you get so many different answers. ...

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