Hiking and Backpacking in the Heat

There are few things less forgiving than the relentless summer heat. It’s uncomfortable, it’s challenging, and it can certainly be dangerous. Thankfully, I have some tips to make your summer adventures not only more enjoyable, but also much safer. Considering that heat is one of the most prolific dangers of summer sports, and heat stroke…

Odin Traverse Rain Jacket

2, 2.5, and 3 Layer Rain Jackets Explained

Rain jackets come in three distinct forms based on how they are constructed. Each has their own properties, pros and cons, but what is the difference and which should you use? Let’s look into it.

How to fix a jingling zipper

I have a backpack. It’s a great backpack. But, this backpack sounds like it has bear bells hanging off of it when I walk. This simply isn’t going to work for me. Thankfully, I have metal tools and some rope. This is how I silenced my noisy zipper. Starting off, there are likely two sources…

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2 mtnGLO sunset

A Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide (2016)

The holidays are quickly approaching, and the challenge of finding the perfect gift is creeping ever so near. Thankfully, I’m here to help. I’ve put together a hand crafted list of gift ideas that anyone who thrives in the outdoors is sure to love. The best part? I’ve considered every price point. Of course, I’ve…

Uses For A Bernzomatic Torch Around Camp

It’s one of the oldest tools that humans learned to use, and it’s also still one of the most powerful; Flame. With fire and a bit of creativity, you can create wonderful food, modify gear, and use it for utility and convenience. Here are a few of my favorite uses for Bernzomatic torches around camp. Cooking…

Tips For Planning Your Next Camping Road Trip.

I’m always whittling away at that ever expanding bucket list. Thing is, it’s getting longer faster than it’s getting shorter. The locations to explore far outweigh the amount of time most of us actually have available to travel to them. For this reason, I’ve put together some tips to maximize the use of that time, while enhancing…

SlingFin 2Lite

How to Choose a Backpacking Tent

It’s easily overwhelming; With so many options, brands, designs and an entire book full of terminology, the simply act of choosing a tent can become nearly impossible. This guide is designed to simplify the act and to help you decide what you need out of tent, and what you don’t. Let’s get started. What do…