You’re the proud owner of a cute little puppy and eager to show him off. You can’t wait until they’re old enough to go on their first camping trip. Having a furry buddy to go hiking, backpacking and camping with is one of the joys of being a dog owner,… Read More »When Can I Take My Dog Camping?
When looking back and thinking about my favorite hiking companions they all shared the same common traits. They had four legs and were covered in hair! Dogs make the perfect compliment to every backpacking and hiking adventure(if they’re properly trained). You need to ask yourself a few questions before your… Read More »Where Should a Dog Sleep on a Backpacking Trip?
It’s summertime, which means more and more people are going outside so they can soak up the sunshine. More time in the garden, hiking out on trail and just generally enjoying the outdoors. This means that lots of people will come into contact with ticks this summer. With more than… Read More »Can Ticks Bite Through Leggings?
Rubber trekking pole tips are terrible in rough terrain, but I constantly see people using them. They don’t work in wet grass, mud or snow. So why use rubber tips on trekking poles. Rubber tips improve traction on hard surfaces like roads and sidewalks. They also help protect your carbide… Read More »Why Use Rubber Tips on Trekking Poles?
Everybody loves to think about those emergency “What Would I Do” scenarios. What if I get attacked by a shark? How do I get out of quicksand? What should I do if I encounter a bear? Maybe these thoughts are leftover from a time where humans actually had to fend… Read More »Can You Use Charcoal To Cure Poisonous Snake Bites
Have you ever went for a casual stroll along the beach? Walking on sand puts way more strain on your body, specifically the calves and knees. Don’t you wish there was a way to reduce that pain on long walks down the beach? Buy yourself a pair of trekking poles… Read More »Trekking Poles in The Sand: Baskets and Tips Explained
All the benefits of trekking poles start with tips. This is the point where your pole comes into contact with the ground providing traction. Almost every trekking pole on the market comes with hardened steel/carbide tips, but that isn’t your only option. Do you regularly hike on hard surfaces like… Read More »Different Types of Trekking Pole Tips: Rubber vs Carbide
Every year the hiking season brings out a whole new class of hikers excited to explore local trails and soak in the local wilderness. This is a whole new world of trail lingo and unusual gear that they have no idea what to do with. You can really get sucked… Read More »What Sunglass Lens Color is Best For Hiking?
Raccoons are notorious scavengers foraging just about anywhere they can find food. As humans further encroach on their natural habitat, building houses and venturing farther into the forest, we can expect an increase in dangerous interactions to occur. Although raccoons are a rare sight in the city, us “Country Folk”… Read More »Do Raccoons Attack People? Are They Dangerous?
Every camper has heard the pitter patter of a racoon’s paws rummaging outside their tent. You just keep telling yourself that everything was put away, so what could they possibly get into? Trying to scare them away buys you a minute or two of peace before the pawing and scratching… Read More »How to Keep Racoons Out of Your Campsite: Racoon Proofing Tips