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Best Hammock Underquilt

Best hammock underquilt

Best Hammock Underquilt Hammocks were once a luxury item on camping trips, somewhere you could do a little midday lounging with a good book while someone else prepared lunch. Not anymore though; now those loungers are giving tents a run for their money as the preferred sleeping area. Not only are hammocks super comfortable, but they’re … Read more

How to choose hiking boots

How to choose hiking boots

Contents How to choose hiking bootsAnatomy of a hiking bootThe uppersThe outsoleWinter compatibleDifferent types of hikes and the boots for themDay hikesOvernightersMulti-day backpacking tripsScramblingBuying a pair of hiking bootsTry them on at the end of the dayWear the right socksLace up correctlyWander aroundGet insolesTips for maintaining your hiking bootsBreak them inKeep them cleanWaterproof themFind the … Read more

The Best Tent Air Conditioners (UPDATED 2019)

Best tent air conditioners

Best Tent Air Conditioners Few experiences compare to the joy of camping: a full day of enjoying the wilderness followed by delicious food and great stories around the fire. Then when the sun dips below the horizon, you get to retire to the tent and let the wonderful sounds of nature lull you into sweet … Read more

Best walking shoes for men

Best walking shoes for men

Best walking shoes for men What’s the number one factor in having a good backpacking trip? Great scenery, good company, perfectly roasted marshmallows for your s’mores? No, no, and… well, that one’s a real contender, but the most critical factor is one that’s often overlooked: happy feet. It doesn’t matter how beautiful the landscapes are … Read more

Layering for hiking

Layering for hiking‘There’s no bad weather, only bad clothing.’ Scandinavian ProverbThe Scandinavians: they gave us ABBA, IKEA, Fisherman’s Friends, LEGO, Lisbeth Salander and the exquisitely bonkers World Wife-Carrying Championship. For our money, however, the best thing to ever come out of the lands of our Nordic neighbours is the above proverb, which just about sums up … Read more

How to pack a backpack

How to pack a backpack Contents How to pack a backpackFirst things first: do a gear-checkPrioritization: how to use the ‘zone’ systemStash your ‘biggies’ in the bottomThe central well: the core of your kitUp top for fast unloadingCompartmentalizing within your compartmentsBalancing the beast: how to keep your load levelLoading your pack for different activitiesBackpackingMountaineeringDay-hikesFinal words… … Read more

How to canoe camp

How to canoe camp Contents How to canoe campHow does canoe camping differ from backpacking?How do I plan a route?What camping equipment should I bring on a canoe trip?What’s your goal for the trip?What should I wear?How do I pack my boat?How do I portage my canoe?What if the boat capsizes?How to have a great … Read more