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

Joshua Tree Camping – A Camper’s Guide

Joshua Tree National Park is an awe-inspiring 800,000-acre landscape that gets its name from the beautiful Joshua Trees that dot the Mojave and Colorado deserts. The east side of the park is dominated by the lowland Colorado desert that is known for its spiky bushes and prickly cacti. The west side contains the highland Mojave ... Read more

Best 4 Person Tent – Buyer’s Guide

When purchasing a new tent there are a number of things that need to be considered – price, material of the tent, protection against the elements, durability of the tent material, various features of the tent, design, pole material, stake strength, and difficulty to assemble (to name but a few). Thankfully, there’s no reason for you … Read more