There are so many times where I question whether or not I really need to carry a full sized pack. Do I really need a full sized day pack or can I get by without water/gear for a few hours? That’s where hiking waist packs and fanny packs come in… Read More »Ultimate Hiking Waist Pack, Fanny Pack, and Lumbar Pack Guide
There’s really no set answer on whether or not it’s too cold to go camping. It all depends on your experience level and the type of gear you own. Experienced campers and backpackers can get by in below 0°F, but what about the rest of us? What temperature is too… Read More »What Temperature Is Too Cold For Camping?
If you’re not prepared for the rain it can easily ruin a camping trip. Everything gets soaked, gear leaks, fires won’t start, and it will be a generally lousy trip. By the end of day, you’ll be cold, tired, and questioning every decision leading up to the camping trip. It… Read More »Camping In The Rain Ultimate Guide: 14 Tips To Teach You How To Camp In The Rain
Choosing between a battery powered and rechargeable headlamp seems like a tough choice, but it doesn’t have to be! When I first started thinking about replacing my old battery powered headlamp my biggest fear was that I’d be out on a night time hike and the battery would suddenly die.… Read More »Rechargeable Headlamps vs Battery Powered Headlamps
The days of carrying around extra headlamp batteries and throwing them away is becoming a thing of the past. Most headlamps have been going rechargeable over the last decade, but are you ready to make the switch? Are rechargeable headlamps the next great thing or is it just another fad… Read More »Are Rechargeable Headlamps Worth It? Yes And Here’s Why!
Flashlights seem like such a simple product, but they can have a lot of issues. Your flashlight can be working flawlessly one minute and it’s flickering like crazy a few minutes later. Flickering flashlights are a widespread issue, but is there an easy way to fix it or are you… Read More »Why Do Flashlights Flicker? How To Repair A Flickering Flashlight Without Spending A Dime
Almost every flashlight that’s been produced over the last 20 years have ridges ridges running throughout the frame. Are flashlight ridges just another fancy way to increase marketing potential or do they serve an actual purpose? Well it depends on where the ridges are and the type of flashlight you’re… Read More »What Are The Ridges On A Flashlight For?
Anybody that’s ever bought a flashlight has asked a simple question: why does my flashlight get hot? It doesn’t matter what kind of flashlight you buy, LED, incandescent, and halogen flashlights will heat up some, but when does heat become a problem? You don’t want your flashlight to overheat and… Read More »Why Does My Flashlight Get Hot? Flashlight Designs To Prevent Overheating
Over the past 20 years, most flashlights have transitioned over to LED bulbs. LED bulbs are cost effective, more durable, have a longer battery life, and can offer more lumens in a compact package. Older incandescent/fluorescent style flashlight bulbs would heat up fast, but what about modern LED flashlights? Do… Read More »Do LED Flashlights Get Hot?
Ever since I was a boy toys would pitch flashlights with red and green lights as night vision lights. Having a red flashlight was cool, but I never bought into the “gimmick” that it was night vision as a child. Now that I’m older I see the same thing in… Read More »Is Using Red Light To Preserve Night Vision A Myth?