Throughout the years hiking hydration bladders have become increasingly popular among hikers and backpackers. Hydration bladders have been flying off the shelves in the past 5-10 years. With a sudden increase in popularity and drop in cost, are hydration bladders actually worth it? Are Hydration Packs Necessary? Do I need… Read More »Do I need a Hydration Pack for Hiking and Backpacking?
It’s actually kinda gross how long backpackers are willing to go without cleaning their sleeping bag. Body oils, trail dust, grit and grime all start to pile up, not only making your sleeping bag nasty, but it also decreases the effectiveness of your bag. At some point all that build… Read More »How To: Wash and Dry a Sleeping Bag The Easy Way
Waking up in the middle of the night shivering isn’t fun for anybody. Sleeping in the cold can be a downright miserable experience. With a basic knowledge of temperature ratings, you should never have to suffer through a cold winter night. If you can figure out the coldest winter conditions… Read More »Unwrapping The Mystery of Sleeping Bag Temperature Ratings
A couple times per year I go to the shoe store, try on a few pairs that I like and normally leave with a pair or two. Before I go into the store I know that I wear a size 12 Wide and that’s what I’m gonna get. After talking… Read More »How Big Should Hiking Boots Be? Finding The Perfect Boot Size
Camping with your kids is a great way to share your love for the outdoors. Family backpacking and camping trips is a rewarding activity that doesn’t break the bank. It’s never too early to bring your kids’ camping. From infants(at least 6 months old) to teenagers, kids of all ages… Read More »How to: Camp With Your Kids Without Driving Everybody Crazy
After picking up my dog my life changed in more ways than I can count. Most of those changes were great, but traveling with a dog is never fun. Your choices are limited, there’s typically a fee and it’s rough on the dog. Dogs have always been an important part… Read More »How To: Bring Your Dog Camping Without Pissing Everybody Off
Don’t know me, and I don’t know you, oh, but if you’re reading this I’m guessing you’re over 50 years old and wondering if it’s too late to start backpacking again. As an older man, there are things that I can’t physically do anymore, but I can also do things… Read More »Backpacking Over 50: Should You Go Backpacking After 50?
Most hikers and backpackers like to keep it easy by only hiking in mild months, but we’re not like most hikers. There’s just something about hiking through the winter months that you can’t describe. It’s all about facing those hard challenges when everybody else is sitting at home watching tv.… Read More »Hiking in Deep Snow: Winter Hiking Tips
Hikers and backpackers across the globe have been dealing with blisters for decades. There’s nothing worse than that moment you realize you have a blister. You know that every step to take will become more and more painful. By the end of the day, you can barely walk. Blisters can… Read More »Preventing Blisters While Hiking: Treating Blisters The Easy Way
The sun beating down on you at the beginning of spring is one of the best feelings in the world. Flowers are blooming and that crisp spring air is something you just can’t describe. It’s mother natures way of saying winters over and it’s time to get out and play.… Read More »Sun Protection While Hiking: Protecting Your Skin