When you’re prepping for your next overnight or multi-day backpacking trip, one thing that should be on your mind is how to safely deal with a bear encounter. Spending time in bear country is a great way to get far… Read More »Is Pepper Spray the Same as Bear Spray?
Truth be told, camping or backpacking in bear country isn’t that different from camping and backpacking anywhere else. There are a few things you need to do, be aware of, and remember, though – and that’s why I put together… Read More »11 Tips for Camping in Bear Country
I reviewed my REI Camp Dreamer slippers a few days ago, but I just took them off after a long day of lounging at home and thought I’d share more of my personal opinion about slippers for camping. It’s a… Read More »The best camping purchase I’ve ever made? Slippers – here’s why
Camp slippers. They’re something of a luxury, at least until you buy them and realize you can’t live without them. Camp slippers were a recent discovery for me, when I purchased and used REI’s unisex Camp Dreamer slippers during a… Read More »REI Camp Dreamer Slippers Review: Worth Every Penny
Earlier this summer, my wife and I decided to go on a lavish camping trip in Vermont. We enjoy backpacking and roughing it, but this trip was to be a little different. I didn’t want to sacrifice anything in terms… Read More »Here’s what happened when I bought a 12-person tent for my wife and I
I believe camping and backpacking are two pretty distinct things. I also find that, for me at least, “roughing it” is only a must when you’re backpacking. Camping can be as sparse or as lavish as you feel, and I… Read More »Coleman Skylodge Tent Review: Spacious, Breathable, and Worth it
When you look up “camping” on Pinterest, you typically see a bunch of aesthetically pleasing domed tents and sleeping bags, with a campfire nearby. But camping in a tent is not the only way to camp, and it might not… Read More »Hammock Camping: Everything You Need to Know
Are you going on a long backpacking trip and want to avoid poison ivy, or already have a burning poison ivy rash and are not sure how to treat it in the middle of your trip? Or, do you already… Read More »How to Treat Poison Ivy when Backpacking