At the end of a long hike my socks are usually soaked in sweat (it gets nasty). For years I suffered, having to wake up and put back on socks that only partially dried. Throughout the years I’ve developed a system that guarantees dry socks regardless of the weather. How… Read More »Drying Wet Socks When Camping and Backpacking
Sleeping bag liners are easily the most undervalued piece of camping gear. It’s really hard to quantify just how nice liners are without actually trying one. They’re lightweight, protect your sleeping bag, fight off bugs and add extra warmth to your bag. How to Choose a Sleeping Bag Liner With… Read More »Sleeping Bag Liners: How to Choose The Best Liner
When traveling through locations with questionable hotels/hostels the last thing you want to deal with is bed bugs. Bed bugs cause all sorts of problems, from minor bites and skin irritation to somewhat serious infections. While traveling abroad it’s always a good idea to have a plan in place to… Read More »Do Silk Sleeping Bag Liners Stop Bed Bugs?
A camping sleep system isn’t all about the sleeping bag. It’s the small details that really start to add up making a major difference. Unfortunately, a lot of us ignore all the benefits of a sleeping bag liner so that we can save a little cash. Liners aren’t just about… Read More »How Warm are Silk Sleeping Bag Liners?
There’s a wide range of sleeping bag liners out on the market. Some of these liners are good while others won’t last a season. So how can you tell if a liner will actually last and fit your needs? One of the fastest ways to judge a liner is by… Read More »The Best Materials For Sleeping Bag Liners Explained
If you’re a camper or backpacker you probably have some familiarity with sleeping bag liners. All they are is a thin lightweight cloth sack that lines the inside of your sleeping bag. Sleeping bag liners keep the inside of your bag clean and add extra warmth (sometimes a lot) to… Read More »What is The Purpose of a Sleeping Bag Liner?
Going from summer to winter camping is easier said than done. You need to check temperature ratings, keep water from freezing and learn how to keep your self warm on those freezing nights. Choosing a tent specifically designed for winter is the first step to transitioning to winter camping. You… Read More »What’s The Difference Between a 3 and 4 Season Tent?
When searching for trekking poles at your local outdoor gear store it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the different options. For some reason, trekking pole grip material always seems to throw people off. Such a simple difference can really make a big impact. What’s the best trekking pole grip… Read More »Best Trekking Pole Grip Material: Cork vs EVA Foam vs Rubber
With so many options on the market, it’s hard to choose your first pair of trekking poles. Although they serve the same basic function there’s a major difference between fixed and adjustable length trekking poles. As with most things in life, there’s no one correct style to choose from. It… Read More »Fixed Length vs Adjustable Length Trekking Poles
Have you ever topped off your sleeping pad with a breath of fresh air? The directions recommend not blowing into your sleeping pad, but I definitely have. My sleeping pad was fine in the short term, but was there unseen longterm damage? Just how bad is the moisture my breath,… Read More »Should You Blow Into Your Sleeping Pad?