You can find pit zips in the armpits of many waterproof hard shell jackets. As the name implies, they’re usually located right inside the armpit (or close to it) to….
There’s nothing more refreshing than taking a sip from an ice cold bottle of water on a hot summer day. Unfortunately, keeping your water cold can be harder than it….
Water was the only thing I would put in my Nalgene water bottle when I first purchased it. That eventually got boring on long backpacking trips, so I decided to….
Packing for your first backpacking trip can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Picking out lightweight gear is fairly straightforward, but people carry more clothes than they actually….
I have more carabiners than any men could possibly use. They range in quality from dollar store junk to the climbing carabiners I trust my life with. After looking into….
I was really worried about bringing my SteriPEN through the airport when I first bought it. It seemed like I should be able to fly with my SteriPEN, but you….
UV Light Water Purifers like the Steripen work really well, but they rely on a battery to work. You’re basically screwed once the battery dies, so hopefully you brought a….
Finding a way to filter water is extremely important on multi-day backpacking trips. There’s no way to haul in all the water you need, so you’ll have to find a….
Planning out all the gear for your first 3 Day weekend backpacking trip can be overwhelming. An overnight trip doesn’t seem so daunting since you can survive anything for a….
There’s nothing worse than chafing on a long hike. It’s easily one of the most painful experience you can have on a backpacking trip. All that friction buildup feels like….