Backpacks have really come a long way since I was a child. Most of us have ditched our external frame packs for modern high-tech packs. With modern packs we can carry more gear longer, farther and faster than ever before. Even though the packs have changed the same basic rules… Read More »How to Properly Pack a Hiking Backpack
At some point in your life wake up to drenched camping gear. No you don’t have a leak in your gear, it’s just a little bit of condensation. Things get even worse when camping in a hammock. With such a big difference in internal and external temperature it’s just going… Read More »Preventing Condensation in a Camping Hammock
Planning a summer camping trip and don’t know how to deal with the extreme heat? Nobody likes to wake up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat. During the dog days of summer your tent can get miserably hot. Don’t worry! It isn’t going to cost a fortune… Read More »10 Tips To Keep Your Tent Cool in The Summer
Camping during the winter comes with its own set of challenges. Things that come easy during the summer can be downright challenging in the cold. Pitching your tent in the snow is a valuable skill that every backpacker needs to know. Avoid sleepless nights, broken gear and chilly nights by… Read More »Pitching a Tent in The Snow: A Handy Guide
Since it’s such a simple piece of equipment there’s really no directions. Is there a right or wrong way to setup your tent footprint? Which side of a Tent Footprint Goes Up? Which side of a tent footprint goes up? Technically, the waterproof side of your tent footprint should go… Read More »Which Side of A Tent Footprint Goes Up?
Relaxing in your tent during a rainstorm is one of the most peaceful experiences on earth, but when those drips originate in my tent goosebumps run down my spine. You can work hard to waterproof your tent, but that doesn’t matter if the drips are caused by condensation. How do… Read More »How to Stop Tent Condensation Without Spending a Dime
There’s lots of little things that make people uncomfortable on camping trips. Although you’ll never get all the comforts of home, most problems can be solved by choosing the right gear and doing basic planning. How do you make a tent more comfortable? Making a tent comfortable is all about… Read More »9 Foolproof Tips To Make Tent Camping More Comfortable
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
As fall comes to an end we all know what’s coming next. Some of the cruelest and coldest months of the year are right around the corner. Due to an increasing elderly population more people are dying from hypothermia than ever before. We’ve all heard the adage “Don’t Fall Asleep… Read More »Can You Freeze to Death in Your Sleep? Will I Wake Up?
Ever wonder just how cold it would need to get before you freeze to death? That thought pops into my mind every time I get the uncontrollable shivers. You might be surprised that it doesn’t have to be “freezing” to freeze to death. A moderately cold night might push your… Read More »What’s The Lowest Temperature a Human Can Survive?