2019 Nemo tents, Sleeping Bags, and Pads Preview

New for 2019, Nemo is rolling out new and revised tents, sleeping bags and pads, including a 1 lb. 6. oz two person tent called the Rocket. Let’s take a look.

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MSR 2017 Preview (Tents, Stoves and More)

2017 is shaping up to be a big year for MSR as they’re debuting a new line of alpine grade tents, a successor to the longstanding classic stove, the Pocket Rocket, and even new tent stakes, filters and cookware. Here is a preview of some of what you can expect. The Pocket Rocket 2 Riding…

Big Agnes 2015 tents preview

Curious to see some of what 2015 will offer? I have a few teasers, but there is even more to come. **Update. Foidel Cayon 2 review, Battle Mountain 2, MtnGLO, Insulated Double Z, Reviews are up.*** Some interesting concepts are the new Mountain Glo series of tents, with built-in lighting for a tiny weight penalty.…

2015 Sierra Designs Tents and Sleeping Bags Preview

You’ve probably noticed by now, but Sierra Designs has been doing some really cool stuff with their…designs. 2015 looks to be no different with several new products, and a few that really caught my attention. Let’s take a look. First, I’m very excited about these, as SD produces some of my favorite tents. Sierra Designs Tensegrity Tents. …

Battling Tent Condensation

It’s a never ending struggle, the silent battle between your tent and those tiny, brutally resiliant water droplets that accumulate inside your unsuspecting fortress as you sleep. It’s condensation. Understanding Condensation: What is condensation and what causes it? Condensation is simply the accumulation of moisture inside of your tent. What causes it? When you are…

Big Laurel Branch Wilderness

I recently had the chance to do some backpacking in the Big Laurel Branch Wilderness. The area is just over 6,000 acres of wilderness situated just above the Watauga Lake in eastern Tennessee. This area is home to an abundance of black bear, fox, deer, and much more. The Appalachian Trail cuts right through the…