The 5 Best Backpacking Hammocks with a Mosquito Net

Person in a hammock by a lake

Mosquitos suck. Imagine a backpacking trip that you don’t have to sleep on the ground or worry about mosquito bites, sounds rad right? The only steps are to find a couple points to hang it up and hop on in. This sounds like a romantic notion, however, you forgot about all the bugs who see […]

How to Find Your Hiking Burn Rate

Antique calculator

Backpacking takes you to magical places that are rarely seen by the human eye, secret spots, and hidden alpine lakes. It shows you the most magnificent displays that nature has to offer, and is gonna cost some real blood, sweat, and tears. So, how many calories are burned backpacking? That’s a loaded question if there ever […]

The 5 Best Kayaks for Camping

A yellow kayak on a lake

A day on the open water with the sun shining on you. Kayaking to a hidden destination away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Your kayak packed full of supplies with an overnight adventure in mind, along with those familiar feelings of anticipation and excitement. Who knows where you will end up? An […]

Pooping Outside: Tips For an Eco Friendly Dump

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Does a bear shit in the woods? I can’t speak for the bears, but I know that I do. Let me clarify that statement, I don’t leave my place to poop in the little patch of grass in front of my house, but there are times when I poop outside. The idea of taking a […]

The 10 Essentials: A Camping Checklist

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The 10 Essentials of camping, sounds a little overbearing and unnecessary. I don’t need someone telling me how to camp or hike, and neither do you. The fact of the matter is that whether you are embarking on a day hike, or plan on spending a week wandering the backcountry the 10 camping essentials is […]

5 Best Backpack Coolers for the Outdoors

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Imagine hiking all day in direct sunlight, 85 degrees out, you just smashed a 2500 foot elevation change before lunch and your feeling fresh. You reach into your bag and triumphantly pull out…. A warm bottle of water or beer. Gross. Lugging a cooler around is difficult, cumbersome, and who’s going to take a cooler […]

5 Best Inverter Generators for Camping

Antique generator that fills an entire room

Camping and the modern amenities sounds like an oxymoron and it offends the hardcore campers. This is a rare case where you can have your cake and eat it too. The smell of the campfire in the evening and a little juice for all the modern amenities. If that’s what you’re into. Today you don’t […]