It’s hard to enjoy a summer camping trip with a sleeping bag that’s too warm. Nobody wants to wake up drenched in sweat without any way to cool off. What’s the best sleeping bag temperature rating for the summer? Is a 20 Degree sleeping bag too hot for summer? A… Read More »Is a 20 Degree Sleeping Bag Too Hot For Summer?
Figuring out a new sleeping bags temperature rating can be a confusing experience. Temperature ratings give you a quick way to compare sleeping bag warmth, but it’s not so cut and dry. With no upper temperature limit a lot of people wonder if a sleeping bag can be to too… Read More »Can a Sleeping Bag Be Too Warm?
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?
It’s finally time to wash all your merino wool clothing, but you have no idea which detergent to use. Is a mild wool laundry detergent really necessary? Or can you wash wool with regular laundry detergent? Regular laundry detergent shouldn’t damage your wool clothing, but there are better options. Mild… Read More »Can You Wash Wool With Regular Detergent?
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 known for being smellproof, but does it hold up to those claims? Wool has anti-microbial properties making it smell resistant, but does merino wool smell? Merino wool is smell resistant, but it will eventually smell if you don’t wash it. It absorbs the odor causing bacteria trapping… Read More »Does Merino Wool Smell?
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?
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?
After a long hike in the woods you might end up with a few unwanted house guests. If you’re not careful you’ll end up with ticks hitching a ride on your clothes. This leads to the question “How Long Do Ticks Stay On Clothes?”. Ticks can only survive for short… Read More »How Long Can Ticks Live on Clothing?