Category Archives for "Backpacking"

27 Tips For Hiking With Kids: They’re Never too Young to Start Hiking!

These days getting outdoors feels like it’s getting harder and harder. We live in a connected world and staying inside has never been easier or more entertaining. There are dames at our fingertips, movies one click away, and digital distractions around every corner.  The passion for enjoying the outdoors starts at a young age, the time […]


Everything You Need to Know About Finding Food in the Wild

Being lost in the woods with no food is a nightmare scenario that brings up a smorgasbord of negative emotions. If you know where to look and what to look for the feeling of doom fades away into a challenge to survive off the land. A large part of enjoying the outdoors is the confidence in […]


Best Water Enhancers: The Good and the Bad of Water Enhancement

Most people feel like they should be drinking more water. Some health experts say we need eight eight-ounce glasses each day, known as the 8 by 8 rule (about two liters total). Others say even more would be better, but the consensus seems to be that most people aren’t drinking enough.  Not only does drinking plenty […]


7 Ultralight Backpacking Tents to Minimize your Pack Weight

Backpacking and comfort are not synonymous. People head out on a backpacking trip to get out of their comfort zone and closer to nature. While that’s a romantic notion, the real challenge is finding the perfect balance of comfort and discomfort. You spend roughly 33% of your time backpacking inside your tent, so finding a quality […]


The 7 Best Camp Shoes for Backpacking and Hiking Adventures

Backpacking is a skill that is honed over time and mastered through trial and error. There are a million tips and lists to be found about what exactly you need. Camp shoes are one of the items that are forgotten and sorely missed.  Your camp shoes are a welcomed break from the daily grind of a […]


The Best Hammock Underquilts in 2018 for Every Outdoor Adventure

Camping in a hammock is the quickest and most comfortable way to enjoy a night under the stars. It’s difficult to find a place with a better view than from the gentle swing of a hammock on a brisk summer morning.  They are versatile, compact, and a great replacement for a tent or lean-to shelter. The […]


Leave No Trace Principles Quiz: Test Your Wilderness Chops

When the topic of conversation is the environment there is one thing that most of us can agree on. Conservation and preservation of the places that we all love and enjoy on a regular basis is extremely important. Leaving the environment the same as we found it will ensure that it remains pristine for many generations […]

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