Coleman fuel has been powering camp stoves for more years than I’ve been alive, but boy is it expensive. That’s why I decided to look into a few alternatives to Coleman Fuel. Is there a better alternative to Coleman Fuel for camping stoves and lanterns? The main substitute to name… Read More »5 Alternatives to Coleman Fuel For Your Liquid Fuel Stove
There are lots of different types of fuels for camping stoves. I’ve owned a liquid fuel camping stove for as long as I can remember. Nobody ever bothered to tell me, what’s the difference between Coleman Fuel and White Gas? So, Coleman Fuel vs White Gas, what’s the difference? There… Read More »Coleman Fuel vs White Gas: What’s The Difference?
Ever look at your trekking poles and wonder the baskets were even necessary? Backpackers all over the country have been ditching their trekking pole baskets trying to shed some weight. Do trekking pole baskets really make a difference? It all depends on where you’re hiking and whether or not you… Read More »How to Use Trekking Pole Baskets and Why They Fail
Backpackers have been using trash compactor bags to line their backpacks for ages. A cheap compactor bag will keep your gear dry in pouring rain and terrible weather. How do you use trash compactor bags for backpacking? What size compactor bag is best for backpacks? Line the inside of your… Read More »Using Trash Compactor Bags For Backpacking
Self inflating sleeping pads are the perfect choice for campers and backpackers. They’re lightweight, pack down tight and increase your sleep systems R-Value. How do self inflating sleeping pads work if they don’t rely on pumps? You don’t need a pump to inflate a self inflating sleeping pad, just open… Read More »How Do Self Inflating Sleeping Pads Work?
You’re shopping for a new day pack; it’s a perfect fit, feels comfortable, and just big enough to fit your needs without overdoing it. There’s just one problem. It doesn’t come with a hydration pack, but it’s labeled hydration compatible. What does hydration compatible mean? Hydration compatible packs don’t come… Read More »What Does Hydration Compatible Mean?
Ever wonder why so many people put tarps down under their tent? This isn’t a new phenomenon. Campers have been using ground cloths and tarps under their tents for years. Are ground cloths and tarps really necessary? Should I put a tarp down under my tent? Although it isn’t entirely… Read More »Should I Put a Tarp Down Under My Tent?
Winter is coming, but that doesn’t mean you need to stop camping. While it might not be the same as summer camping, with the right gear winter camping can be downright comfortable. It all boils down to layering and finding ways to heat up your tent. How Do You Heat… Read More »How To Heat A Tent In Cold Weather
When warm weather hits, nature lovers across the country head outside, pack up their tents, sleeping bags, gear and get ready to hit the wilderness. If you’re new to camping, you might wonder if it’s actually safe to sleep in a tent? How could those thin fabric walls actually keep… Read More »Is Tent Camping Safe? Tent Camping Is Safer Than You Think!
You don’t have to be uncomfortable while camping in a tent. Choosing the right sleep system is 90% of the battle, but you still need to find comfortable sleeping clothes. Is it better to strip down do to your underwear (or naked) or should you bring comfortable sleeping clothes like… Read More »What Clothes Should You Wear To Bed On A Camping Trip? Tent Camping Pajama Tips