If you want to put together the best layering system you can’t look past merino wool base-layers. Merino wool is by far the most versatile fabric on the market. It’s cool in the summer, warm in the winter, but can it hold up as an outer layer in windy weather?… Read More »Is Merino Wool Wind Resistant?
Wool and Merino Wool share many of the same qualities, but they’re not the same. So what’s the difference between merino wool and traditional wool? Merino wool comes from a specific breed of “Merino Sheep”. Merino sheep grow consistently high quality wool with very fine fibers. This makes merino wool… Read More »What’s The Difference Between Merino Wool and Regular Wool?
Hiking boots are becoming a rare sight on trails these days. Most people are shifting towards lightweight/comfortable trail runners, but there’s another trend that might surprise you. I’m seeing more people wear hiking sandals on the trail, but is it really a good idea? Can You Where Sandals For Hiking?… Read More »Can You Hike In Sandals?
Merino Wool is warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and by far the best choice for wet conditions. Wool dries fast and retains warmth when damp, but is merino wool waterproof? Merino wool is not waterproof, but it is water resistant. Wool is a great base-layer in wet… Read More »Is Merino Wool Waterproof?
Merino wool, the extremely soft fabric found in socks and baselayers is extremely popular among outdoor enthusiasts. It’s extremely comfortable, warm, moisture wick, breathable, and the Anti-microbial properties of Merino Wool allows you to wear merino wool for extended periods of time. So: How Often Should You Wash Merino Wool?… Read More »How Often Should You Wash Merino Wool?
When mother nature throws a winter curveball, a lightweight down jacket or sleeping bag can get you through even the harshest winter weather. You really can’t beat the weight to heat ratio of down winter gear, but not all down is the same. Most jackets and sleeping bags fall in… Read More »How Warm Is 600 Fill Down?
We’ve all been warned to watch out for ticks, but we rarely hear how a tick gets on your body. There are lots of myths surrounding ticks. They don’t fly, can’t jump and don’t fall down from trees. So How Do Ticks Get On Your Body? Ticks wait in tall… Read More »How Does a Tick Get On You and Burrow into Skin?
You don’t have to be a hiker or outdoorsman to get bit by a tick. A short walk through the woods is all it takes. They wait in tall grass, for the first warm body they can bite. What if you get bit by a tick without realizing it? Do… Read More »Do Ticks Fall Off On Their Own?
Have you heard that ticks fall down from trees, jumping on unsuspecting people? This is a very common myth that couldn’t be farther from the truth. No ticks can’t fall down or jump from trees to land on you. They’re lazy parasites waiting in tall grass for their meal ticket… Read More »Do Ticks Fall Down From Trees?
There’s really nothing you can do when hiking through tick infested areas. You can wear the right clothing, use bug spray and soak everything in permethrin and still end up with ticks on your clothes. So what can you do about it? Do Ticks Die in The Washer and Dryer?… Read More »Do Ticks Die In The Washer and Dryer?