A couple times per year I go to the shoe store, try on a few pairs that I like and normally leave with a pair or two. Before I go into the store I know that I wear a size 12 Wide and that’s what I’m gonna get. After talking… Read More »How Big Should Hiking Boots Be? Finding The Perfect Boot Size
Camping with your kids is a great way to share your love for the outdoors. Family backpacking and camping trips is a rewarding activity that doesn’t break the bank. It’s never too early to bring your kids’ camping. From infants(at least 6 months old) to teenagers, kids of all ages… Read More »How to: Camp With Your Kids Without Driving Everybody Crazy
After picking up my dog my life changed in more ways than I can count. Most of those changes were great, but traveling with a dog is never fun. Your choices are limited, there’s typically a fee and it’s rough on the dog. Dogs have always been an important part… Read More »How To: Bring Your Dog Camping Without Pissing Everybody Off
Don’t know me, and I don’t know you, oh, but if you’re reading this I’m guessing you’re over 50 years old and wondering if it’s too late to start backpacking again. As an older man, there are things that I can’t physically do anymore, but I can also do things… Read More »Backpacking Over 50: Should You Go Backpacking After 50?
Most hikers and backpackers like to keep it easy by only hiking in mild months, but we’re not like most hikers. There’s just something about hiking through the winter months that you can’t describe. It’s all about facing those hard challenges when everybody else is sitting at home watching tv.… Read More »Hiking in Deep Snow: Winter Hiking Tips
Hikers and backpackers across the globe have been dealing with blisters for decades. There’s nothing worse than that moment you realize you have a blister. You know that every step to take will become more and more painful. By the end of the day, you can barely walk. Blisters can… Read More »Preventing Blisters While Hiking: Treating Blisters The Easy Way
The sun beating down on you at the beginning of spring is one of the best feelings in the world. Flowers are blooming and that crisp spring air is something you just can’t describe. It’s mother natures way of saying winters over and it’s time to get out and play.… Read More »Sun Protection While Hiking: Protecting Your Skin
Keeping your feet dry isn’t easy on a rainy hike. Throwing on a pair of waterproof hiking shoes isn’t the answer. You need to work on actively drying your feet throughout the day and proactively fighting against blisters. So how do you keep your feet dry in the rain? You… Read More »How Do I Keep My Feet Dry While Hiking in The Rain?
For decades backpackers have overlooked one of the most efficient backpacking stoves on the market. When picking a stove nobody seems to consider wood burning camp stoves. It really is a shame since wood-burning stoves are lightweight, affordable, efficient and easy to use. Although wood-burning stoves seem basic, hardly anybody… Read More »How to Choose a Backpacking Wood Stove
Choosing a new sleeping bag is harder than you’d think. All those different brands, styles, and features can be downright confusing. When you think about all the different options it’s overwhelming. The one thing that always seems to confuse new backpackers is bag weight. You have to drop some serious… Read More »How Much Should a Backpacking Sleeping Bag Weigh?