Countering Backpacking Burnout


Burnout is a real possibility for even the most devout of backpackers. The likelihood of it happening to you is a very real probability. Overcoming or countering burnout effects can be a real challenge for anyone. So what you should … Read on

Review: Nemo Veda 2p trekking pole tent


OUR FAVORITE TENT OF ALL TIME!     *for backpacking with two people each carrying trekking poles! We can’t say enough about Nemo Equipment’s new Veda 2 person trekking pole tent. It is absolutely a backpacker’s dream! Expertly designed with … Read on

Going backpacking? Don’t forget these 10 things!


Below is a list of 10 items that, if forgotten, can quickly turn a fun trip sour. Check them out and let us know if you have experienced any of these- OR if you have any extra mistakes to add! … Read on

Backpacking Oatmeal: Easy & From Scratch


Most people who backpack share a common breakfast tradition, oatmeal. I think we do this because it’s quick, it’s easy, and it has a “stick-to-the-ribs” feeling that seems to satiate morning hunger. Given these bonuses, I do have some “beef” … Read on

Design Your Gear Room!


One of my most prized possessions is my gear room. Having a dedicated gear ‘depository’ is awesome! I had a lot of fun designing, building, and stocking this space. So what’s the best part: everything is organized and in its place … Read on

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