Sleeping Pads 101 – What to Look for in a Sleeping Pad
Choosing a sleeping pad can be overwhelming with all the options out there. I've gone through self inflating, inflating and close foam pads and finally figured out how to choose the perfect sleeping pad without breaking the bank. Here's the lessons I've learned so you won't make the same mistakes as me.
Addicted to caffeine? How to get your fix when you're backpacking
I'm addicted to coffee and when I go backpacking I HAVE to get my caffeine. There's a ton of options but some of them just don't make sense when you're in the back country. Out of energy drinks, Mio water additives and coffee, the winner was definitely Voila! instant coffee which actually tastes like REAL coffee. Check out this comparison of all the caffeine options you've got when camping.
Don't Get Buried! How to Find the Best Snow Shovel for Backpacking
I live in Michigan and I've always been interesting in winter camping. Took a look at some of the snow shovels on the market and couldn't believe how small some of them are. My top pick for backpacking snow shovel doesn't even look like a shovel!
How to Choose the Right Gear - Ultralight Gear Guide
This is the list of backpacking gear I wish I had when I started hiking. I wasted so much money on bad gear only to find out later that I could have saved time and money by choosing the right gear from the beginning. Don't make the same mistake as me!
Pooping in the Woods – The Best Backpacking Trowel
Part of leave no trace means burying your poop! This is a nice summary of some different backpacking trowels and one of them weighs less than an ounce! Crazy!
The Surprising Reason Why You Need a Backpacking Thermometer
Never thought about bringing a thermometer with me when I went backpacking until I went to Colorado and it got crazy cold overnight. I had to sleep with my water filter in my sleeping bag so it didn't freeze. Would have been nice to have a thermometer!
The Best Tent Stakes for Backpacking
I never thought about changing my tent stakes before until I came across a set that was only $5! And they weighed half as much as the stakes that came with my tent.
Backpacking Gear List: Beginner Recommendations
New to backpacking or looking to upgrade your outdoor gear? Check out this backpacking gear list for awesome quality gear that won’t break the bank.
15 Tent Hacks to Make Your Tent the Comfiest Place on Earth
Camping is a blast!! – friends, family, yummy camping food and fun camping games. The one thing I don’t love? Sleeping in a tent. When bedtime comes, I can barely sleep because I’m so uncomfortable. So, I’ve been looking for ways to make our camping trips a little more comfy, and I’ve definitely found some great ideas with these tent hacks and camping gear!!
21 Family Camping Tips That Will Ensure An Awesome Time - LASSO THE MOON
Camping isn’t really a vacation, but it makes for good memories. Being unprepared can make camping challenging. Ensure your next trip is awesome. This list of family camping tips is a must-read for parents planning an outdoor vacation. #FamilyCamping #CampingTips #LassoTheMoon #FamilyTravel *So simple and brilliant. Saving this for our summer trip.
A 2oz Multitool?! How to Find the Best Leatherman Multitool
Choosing the right Leatherman multitool for backpacking, camping and hiking depends on a lot of factors. You want to make sure it weighs as little as possible without giving up a ton of features. This review features 4 different Leathermans; the Squirt, PS, Surge and Skeletool. They range from 2 ounces all the way up to 13 ounces and from 7 tools to 21 tools. Surprisingly enough, one of them doesn't even have a knife!
Backpacking Food Showdown - MRE vs Mountain House
What kind of food should you bring backpacking, Mountain House or MREs? MRE stands for Meal, Ready to Eat and it's what the military sends to soldiers in war zones. But some people use MREs as food when they go backpacking. This is a horrible idea for a bunch of different reasons. Check out this article to see why Mountain House meals are superior to MREs in almost every way for backpackers.
The Best Ultralight Tents
If you've been hauling around a heavy tent for years then its time to upgrade. We've got the details on every lightweight backpacking tent from the entry level $84 Alps to the $715 UltraMid pyramid. This is a must have guide for any backpacker who wants to reduce the weight of their pack.
Osprey Exos 48 Review
Osprey Exos 48 Pack Review- A Lightweight Pack for Serious HikersOsprey quality in a bite-size shape that should make even the crunchiest thru-hikers happy. Weighing in at 2lbs 10oz, this pack is agile enough for light hiking and comfortable enough for those who like to carry a bit more electronics than the average backpacker. Internal […]
Are you over 6' 0"? Here are the Best Tents for Tall People
Our top 5 choices for tents built for people who are taller than 6'. Finding a tent as a tall person can be hard but we've got 5 good choices that will fit people of any height.