At some point every backpackers starts to develop an obsession with buying gear you can pack down. We look at the packed size of tents, buy telescoping/collapsible gear, and look for sleeping bags that can pack down to almost nothing. Synthetic sleeping bags don’t have the same packability as down,… Read More »Can you store synthetic sleeping bags compressed?
Gear Aid’s Seam Grip seam sealer is a great product for small jobs, but seam sealing a tent can get expensive. It takes 3-4 bottles to do the main seams on a tent so it can set you back $30-$40 bucks. That might make sense on an $200+ tent, but… Read More »Tent Seam Sealer Alternatives: Don’t Waste Your Money On Expensive Tent Seam Sealers
Seam sealing a tent can get expensive if you’re planning on doing all the seams. I went through 4 tubes of Gear Aid Seam Grip when I went over my 3 person tent a few years ago and that was only doing the main seams. After doing a little bit… Read More »How To Make Homemade Tent Seam Sealer: DIY Tent Seam Sealer
Anybody that’s tried using seam sealer knows that it’s a sticky messy product. Gear Aid Seam Grip is by far the most popular product, but it always comes out as a gloopy glob. It still works, but you end up with thick messy seams that flake off leaving a messy… Read More »How To Thin Seam Sealer For Professional Looking Seams
Pitching a tent under a tree seems like a great idea! You don’t have to deal with direct sunlight since there’s lots of shade. Rain will fall around the canopy of leaves providing cover from the storm. It sounds like a great idea, but is it safe to camp under… Read More »Should You Pitch A Tent Under A Tree?
Camping on a hot summer day is one of my favorite things in life, but trying to settle down for bed can be a nightmare. Tents are really good at capturing heat, but they rarely have the ventilation to let it escape. This can lead to a restless night where… Read More »Why Do Tents Get So Hot? Cooling Down A Hot Tent Is Easy!
Should your guy lines be loose, flexible, or tight? That’s a very important question to ask when switching over to a non-freestanding tent. It doesn’t sound like much, but a slight difference in angle or guy line pressure could result in your tent walls flailing in the wind. How tight… Read More »How Tight Should Tent Guy Lines Be?
Are you struggling to stay warm in your sleeping bag? After throwing down your hard-earned money on a new sleeping, the last thing that you want is to be up all night tossing and turning desperately fighting to keep warm. Luckily, you can increase your sleeping bags warmth by following… Read More »How To Stay Warm In A Sleeping Bag
It can be hard to estimate how much fuel your Coleman Stove will use. The amount of fuel you run through will depend on the stove you use, how many burners are one, and the temperature setting. Let’s start off by going over the fuel use of a the classic… Read More »How Much Fuel Does A Coleman Stove Use? Liquid Fuel and Propane
Every backpacker and camper has a few bottles of Coleman fuel sitting in their garage. We use it in our liquid fuel stoves and caming lanterns, but do you actually know what it is? Do you have to buy expensive bottles of name brand Coleman fuel or is there a… Read More »What Is Coleman Fuel Made Out Of?