The Best Backpacking Pillows for Relaxing Wilderness Sleep

sun rising behind a tent and sleeping bag

There’s not much better than sleeping outdoors with the sounds and smells of nature all around you. Waking up in the morning to a fresh cup of coffee, dew on the tent, and the sun on the horizon. Now imagine waking up with a super sore neck from sleeping on the ground. A pillow is […]

10 Effective Ways to Manage Hiking With Back Pain

A person walking on a log in the woods

Imagine a spring hike with the morning sun peaking over the hills and the soft cool breeze beating on your back. Walking through the wilderness with nothing on your mind other than the chirping of the birds and the sound of the leaves in the wind. Now imagine that same hike with lower back pain […]

39 John Muir Quotes to Inspire You to Get Outdoors

Sun rising over Yosemite National Park

John Muir, otherwise known as “John of the Mountains” and “The Father of National Parks.” is the single most important conservationist and adventurer of the last 200 hundred years. His passion for maintaining nature, as it is, in it’s purest form, was in full display as he petitioned for the National Parks Bill that passed in 1890. […]

Learn How to Camp in the Rain with These 37 Tips and Tricks

tent set up in a misty forest

The sound of a soft drizzle of rain beating on the outside of your tent, laughing, joking, and connecting with a good friend or loved one sounds like a relaxing way to spend an afternoon. If that rain persists for days and you’re not prepared it quickly becomes a miserable experience. When the weather takes […]

The Complete Guide to the Best Solar Powered Camping Gear

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Everyone who camps will agree on the main reasons why they camp… To get away from busy city life, rest, relaxation, and/or a way to decompress. It usually falls somewhere along those lines. While the idea of having batteries and power blocks for powering our gadgets while camping sounds like blasphemy to certain individuals, it’s […]

7 Cold Weather Winter Socks That Keep Your Feet Nice and Toasty

rainbow colored socks

With the changing of the seasons from fall to winter our habits tend to change along with the falling of leaves. Some of us choose to stay in and cozy up by the fire, while others opt for the more adventurous route of hitting the mountains. Snow-shoeing, skiing, snowboarding, tubing, broom hockey, ice-skating…… The list […]

Everything You Need to Know About Finding the Right Backpacking Knife

a knife stuck into a piece of wood

To use one of the most over-quoted movie lines on the planet… “That’s not a knife, THAT’S A KNIFE.” – Crocodile Dundee Whether you are a seasoned backpacker or weekend warrior, there’s one piece of equipment that is universal to the wilderness – a dependable pocket knife. Choosing a knife that fills your backpacking needs […]

12 Surprising Health Benefits of Camping

Tent with the sun setting behind it

There’s a great saying… “The internet use to be what we did to get away from real life, now real life is what we do to get away from the internet.” A camping trip has a way of making us feel refreshed and rejuvenated and is a therapeutic escape from the daily grind of life. […]

51 Helpful Tips on How to Stay Warm While Camping in Cold Weather

Winter camping ground with the sun setting

Ask 100 people whether they prefer camping in the warm or cold weather and you’re likely to get 100 of the same answers. Sun, sand, and water sports have a mass appeal, while cold weather brings a new set of challenges for the truly adventurous camper. That doesn’t mean that camping in the winter should […]

Chacos Vs Tivas: Quest for the Best Hiking Sandal

person in sandals standing over a goldfish pond

The era of the sports sandal has arrived, sort of. If you’ve ever hiked in boots, at some point you have probably said to yourself, “There has to be a better option.” Then you remember the person you saw wearing sandals and they had nothing but praise for them. It’s more and more common to see […]