Goal Zero Nomad 7 – Powerful!


Let’s face it, most solar charging units available today (for backpacking) are just plain horrible. You buy one, hope that the device lives up to the claims on the box, and quickly find out that the thing won’t even charge … Read on

Trail Etiquette for Hiking with Dogs!


Hiking and backpacking are a family affair around my house… my family just happens to include a small pack of wolves…er…dogs!  When hitting the trails with your dogs (whether for a day hike or for an extended trip) there are … Read on

How to select the perfect campsite: 4 things you should always consider!


When it comes to choosing the right campsite, it is all about picking the one with the best view, right? Well…maybe not. Of course, finding a nice view should be one of your goals, but it is not the only … Read on

climbOn Lotion Bar…or should it be, Miracle Bar!?

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Have you ever suffered from sore or cracked skin after being outdoors for an extended period? Have you ever gotten blisters from a long trek that you wish you could heal more quickly?  Enter the climbOn Lotion Bar from SKINourishment, … Read on

Looking for a solid backpacking chair? Alite Mayfly


Today, I’ll be discussing the Alite Mayfly chair! The Mayfly is a super lightweight chair that gives you all of the comfort you desire on the trail. The chair weighs in at 1.4 lbs but you can whittle that down … Read on