Archive for the ‘Camping Gear’ Category

4 Reasons to Bring Vinegar on a Camping Trip

When you’re getting a list of supplies down for a camping trip, vinegar isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind. In fact, it doesn’t even come to mind at all for most people. In many households, the vinegar sits tucked back on a high kitchen shelf, only dug out for a unique recipe […]

Review: 5.11 Rush Moab 10 Bag and ATAC A2 Flashlight

I received the Rush Moab 10 go bag from 5.11 Tactical to test out and review about a month ago. While I am a little slow on the review, it has given me plenty of time to test out the tactical bag. I have used the bag for commuting, hiking, and it is currently serving […]

Outdoor Optics: A Guide to Binoculars

Whether you’re bird watching, hunting, or even just taking an exploratory hike in the wilderness, a good pair of binoculars is one of the most useful things you can bring along with you. Though they’re not immediately thought of as a necessity by those who don’t have a direct need for them, binoculars can provide […]

5 Uses for Dental Floss in the Outdoors

Believe it or not, plain old dental floss has many uses aside from teeth cleaning. When you think about it, it actually makes sense. Because it has to fit in tight, abrasive spaces, floss is made of very strong nylon fibers. If you’ve ever tried to pull off a section of dental floss without the […]

Tips For Tent Care and Maintenance

In the outdoors, your tent is your sanctuary. It protects you from the elements, provides a barrier between you and nocturnal critters, and gives you a place to lay your head at night. But even though it does so much for campers’ security and comfort, many neglect to give their tent the care it needs […]

Outdoor Skill Tips: How to Use An Axe

Whether you’re building a leisurely campfire or a winter storm has knocked the power out, knowing how to chop wood for fuel is an important skill for any outdoor enthusiast to know. If you’ve had zero experience with an axe, odds are you could still get the job done. But knowing proper tool selection, technique, […]

Outdoor Tips: Pack More Efficiently For Camping Trips

To be honest, packing is one of the more loathsome chores to complete when going on a camping trip. It’s time consuming, repetitive, and generally just plain tedious to do – especially when it’s the last order of business standing between you and the great outdoors. Perhaps this is why so many of gloss over […]

Types of Firewood – Softwood Vs. Hardwood

If you’ve ever built a campfire using found wood instead of the prepackaged stuff, they you likely know that not all wood is created equal. Different species of trees, depending on their individual cellular structure, carry out the chemical reaction that we know as “burning” in different ways. Certain woods have associated characteristics when they […]

Outdoor Tips: Making a Do-It-Yourself Hammock

With the dead of Winter behind us and warmer weather on its way, the idea of actually getting to spend some relaxing time in the outdoors is a pretty exciting prospect. Sure, cold weather has its strong points. There’s ice fishing, snowmobiling, and snowshoe trekking to take part in. But you always have to stay […]

How to Find the Right Hiking Boots

Unfortunately, hiking boots that aren’t really well suited for actual use are a dime a dozen. If you’re an avid hiker, you likely already know what I’m talking about. Thin, plastic-y discount boots with almost zero waterproofing and comfort abound on outdoor store shelves. There’s nothing inherently wrong with bargain shopping when it comes to […]