Cleaning your Backpack after a Hike

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Feel like you are taking the woods home with you after a hike? Many of us who love being in the great outdoors come home tracking in some unwelcome souvenirs, especially in our backpacks. Here are some handy tips about cleaning your backpack for tidy adventuring. Do You Need to Clean a Backpack After You … Read more

Do You Really Need a Sleeping Bag Liner?


There’s nothing like roughing it. And nothing says roughing it better than sleeping on the ground in your sleeping bag. However, for the best sleep while you’re out camping or backpacking, you don’t want to settle for just a sleeping bag. Aside from bringing a sleeping pad, you’ll want to make sure that a sleeping-bag … Read more

Dealing with Condensation in a Bivy Sack


If you’ve spent any amount of time in a bivy sack that wasn’t particularly breathable, then you know all too well how uncomfortable and irritating condensation inside the sack can get. A lot of us spend way too long just assuming that this is one of the unavoidable aspects of a backpacking life. Let go … Read more

Cleaning a Sleeping Bag


According to the Outdoor Foundation’s annual camping report, the tent is the most important piece of camping gear. What is the second most important piece of gear? According to campers, it is the sleeping bag. In fact, a full 54 percent of campers said a sleeping bag is essential to the success of any camping … Read more

The Bivy Sack Buying Guide: Best Bivy Sacks

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Named for the “bivouac” sack, bivy sacks are lightweight and easy-to-carry waterproof shelters that function as a more convenient alternative to traditional camping tents. They’re generally employed by minimalist hikers, climbers, competitive racers, backpackers, and campers, and are regularly used by foot soldiers. Bivy sacks are designed as solo shelters for outdoors enthusiasts who prefer … Read more

Tent Footprints – Do You Really Need One?


According to the Outdoor Foundation, an estimated 14 percent of Americans (about 40.1 million people) head out for camping adventures each year. That is a lot of campers! One common question new campers in particular have relates to how to know they are bringing the right kind of gear. Here is where knowing about the … Read more

Hammocks Vs Tents

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When it comes to choosing between hammocks and tents, there will always be heated arguments about which one seems to be better than the other. While hammocks are fast to set up, available at a cheaper price, and protects you against rain and groundwater, tents turn out to be better in terms of comfort and … Read more