Throughout the years I’ve been to my fair share of public campgrounds. You never know what you’re gonna get when traveling out of town. Sometimes you end up with a beautiful site surrounded by mature trees. Other times you’re more or less in a parking lot. Don’t let a lack… Read More »Camping Guide: Can You Hang a Tarp Over a Tent Without Trees?
Unless you grew up in a military family you probably don’t have any experience with MRE’s(Meal Ready to Eat). I’m not going to lie to you, I didn’t have a lot of experience with MREs growing up. I didn’t get to try one until my cousin came back from basic… Read More »Are MRE’s Good For Camping and Backpacking?
Polyester is by far the most popular material used in outdoor athletic wear. Go to your local Nike or Under Armour store and you’ll be surrounded by polyester/synthetic blends. If a shirt isn’t made out of cotton it’s probably made out of polyester. That really is a shame, because polyester… Read More »Polyester vs Merino Wool: Battle of The Base Layers
I’ve spent decades trying out different synthetic baselayers. Every year synthetic gear gets a little bit better, but it’s nowhere near beating out good old Merino Wool. Why I Switched Over From Synthetic Base Layers Don’t get me wrong! There’s a special place in my heart for polyester and other… Read More »Here’s Why Merino Wool is The Best Backpacking Base Layer
Throughout the past couple years there’s been a huge debate in the camping world. Today we’re gonna be diving into the two different styles of camping. Hammock camping vs ground camping(aka tent camping) Even though I have my own opinion I’ll try to stay as objective as possible. We’re gonna… Read More »Hammock Vs Tent Camping: Advantages and Disadvantages
Every beginner gets confused when buying backpacking gear. Different brands, styles and a lack of expert knowledge make the process unnecessarily difficult. Gear can be expensive, and all those choices can easily overwhelm a person. We all start to question our purchasing decisions. Will the gear actually perform on the… Read More »Backpacking Clothes: Everything You Need to Wear on Backcountry Hikes
When picturing a tent most people think of nylon or polyester. That’s because most camping tents are made from plastics, either nylon or polyester. Forget about those cheap polyester tents and make the switch to canvas. So why are canvas tents so much better? Why are Canvas Tents Better? Canvas… Read More »11 Reasons to Choose a Canvas Tent Instead of Synthetic
All backpacking trips start with a single step. I’m not talking about your first step on the trail. It doesn’t matter if you’re going on a short weekend getaway or journey across the Appalachian Trail, your first step is planning your trip. Before you can even set foot on the… Read More »Planning a Backpacking Trip: The Ultimate Guide
If you’ve never owned a canvas tent you’re probably wondering if it’s going to leak. Throughout the years I’ve heard some serious horror stories of water pouring through canvas. All you can do is nod and respond with some helpful tips about properly seasoning a canvas tent. Why is My… Read More »Do Canvas Tents Leak? Waterproofing vs Seasoning Canvas
Most people have no idea how to take care of their canvas tent. They end up with pinhole leaks and mildew build up because Most people have no idea how to take care of their canvas tent. They end up with pinhole leaks and mildew build up because they didn’t… Read More »Seasoning a Canvas Tent: A Handy Step by Step Guide