Timberlands are one of the most iconic work boots on the market. They’re known for their signature yellow work boot that’s been around since the 70s, but they wide variety of boot styles. Timberland’s have become quite popular over the years, but are Timberlands good for hiking? Some people say… Read More »Are Timberland Boots Good For Hiking?
It’s basically impossible to shop for outdoor clothing without running into the term “Moisture Wicking”. Every clothing brand has their own version of moisture-wicking fabrics, but they rarely explain the importance. What does moisture wicking mean and why is it important? Moisture wicking fabric serves two important purposes: it quickly… Read More »What Does Moisture Wicking Fabric Mean?
Every hiker that’s ever purchased rain gear has thought about ditching their rain pants. They’re great for keeping your pants dry in heavy rain, but they’re usually not worth the hassle. There’s a fine line between getting a benefit out of wearing rain pants and your legs sweating so bad… Read More »Hiking In Rain Pants: Are Hiking Rain Pants Worth It?
Trekking poles are a great way to increase your stability on the trail, take weight off your back, and reduce your risk of injury. Although they’re not a necessity, trekking poles can make a huge difference on long hikes. That leads to a very important decision you will need to… Read More »Should I Hike With One Trekking Pole or Two?
Inflatable sleeping pads haven’t changed much over the past couple of decades, but valve styles have changed over the years. The old style twist lock valves are being replaced by flat valves and Theremarest even has a speed valve that works like a roll top bag. There are advantages and… Read More »Sleeping Pad Valve Types Explained
A sleeping pads thickness is one of the most important factors when it comes to comfort. Increasing a sleeping pads thickness will almost always result in more comfort, but there is a tradeoff. Thicker pads are heavier and harder to pack. So where should you draw the line? How thick… Read More »How Thick Should A Sleeping Pad Be For Camping?
If you’re planning to spend time in bear country, you need to pay attention to how your food is stored. Bears can pick up the scent of food from miles away, invade your campsite, and tear through your food. You’ve probably looked into purchasing smell proof bags, but do they… Read More »Can Bears Smell Through Smellproof Bags?
You wouldn’t think that thin fabric tent walls would offer much insulation from the cold, but anybody that’s ever went camping in the winter knows that there’s an immediate temperature jump when you step into your tent. It might seem crazy, but is it really warmer inside a tent or… Read More »Is It Warmer Inside A Tent?
You can run through a 1lb propane tank fast with a camping stove or portable heater. I can go through 2-3 bottles by the end of a weekend if I’m cooking for a large group or through a bottle per night with my heater. So how long does a 1lb… Read More »How Long Does A 1lb Propane Tank Last?
A camp stove can really tear through those tiny green 1lb propane tanks. I’ve burned through more portable propane tanks than I can count. Wouldn’t it be nice to use a full sized propane tank with your camping stove? You would save a lot of money and not have to… Read More »How To Connect a Camp Stove To a 20lb Propane Tank