Gear Reviews

If you work in construction (or any outdoor job actually) chances are you have come across some horrid weather conditions in your day. If you’re anything like me, then you have probably make the mistake of being woefully underdressed for those conditions. I imagine we have all had to endure terrible weather while not having [...]

As the snow starts to fall the minds of many Americans turn to the mountains. Bushwalking and hiking are fantastic pastimes, with multiple benefits to health and lifestyle. Those benefits don’t end when the temperature starts to fall. But hiking during winter is significantly different to hiking when the weather is warm, and if you [...]

Sleeping in the outdoors is one of life’s great pleasures. After stargazing and watching the campfire die down we slide into a comfy sleeping bag for the night. That said, choosing the best backpacking sleeping bag for us can make or break a trip in the backcountry. What I am looking for in a sleeping [...]

Whether you are spending a weekend in the country and need to be prepared for bad weather or doing more extreme outdoor activities like rock climbing, snowboarding, hiking or anything that exposes you to mother nature, you need a quality jacket to protect you from mother nature. You need something that will keep you warm [...]

Congratulations, you’ve done it! You’ve stepped out of your door and found your feet in the heartland of eastern America and on one of the most iconic footpaths in the world, The Appalachian Trail. Check out my top pick for the best Backpack for The Appalachian Trail at Amazon. Whether you’re thru-hiking all 2,179 miles of [...]

I’ve set up camp. The tent’s up. The fire ring is built. Maybe it took me a full day’s hike to get here, maybe I just drove up to the site because car camping is what I’m feeling this weekend. Doesn’t matter, what matters is when I’m ready to get in the tent and pass [...]

Hammocks are essential gear for the serious backpacker. While the image of lazy summer afternoons spent lounging in a backyard hammock with a cold drink in hand still prevails. Click here to check out my favorite backpacking hammock choice at Amazon. For the backpacker and expedition adventurer, a quality hammock can provide the difference between [...]

If you use a pocket knife regularly then you are well aware that they sometimes get dull and need to be re-sharpened. With so many sharpening tools on the market, it is hard to know what kind of knife sharpening system to use. Curious about my favorite pocket knife sharpener?  Check it out here at [...]

 When backpacking the number one consideration has to be weight. You’re carrying EVERYTHING so many people choose not to even bring a stove. Check out my favorite backpacking stove for 2018 at Amazon. There’s lots of reasons you might but there are so many claiming to be the best backpacking stoves you’ll have to figure [...]

With so many tents out there, and so many companies to choose from it can be hard to know which is the best tent brand. First you need to know what kind of camping you’re doing and the weather you’re likely to encounter, as well as how many people you plan on bringing. Click here [...]

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