Going into Christmas last year I had a little bit of extra cash to spend so proving both that outdoor enthusiasts can get excited about weird things and that adults don't Christmas as well as kids, I decided to splurge a bit on some high quality socks. Being someone with large lower legs and giant feet, I know the difference that a great pair of comfortable socks can … [Read more...] about Quick Hitter: Extra-Wide Sock Company Extra Wide Comfort Sock Review
Okay, the long delay on this review is just on us. The Scrubba Wash Bag was one of the first one of those "videos on YouTube" that Jon and I saw around the time we started this site back in 2016, and having a site to review these sorts of outdoor inventions and to really boost up the outdoor entrepreneur was a major one of the reasons we even started Amazing Outdoor Adventures. … [Read more...] about Quick Hitter: Scrubba Wash Bag Product Review
A major reason I love Paleo meals to go is because they remind me of some of my best memories from my childhood. One of the things I loved about camping with the Scouts or family while growing up was the food. We knew how to cook, and it's hard to beat a great meal cooked over an open campfire! Plenty of you out there know exactly what I'm talking about. Then again if you … [Read more...] about Paleo Meals To Go Reviewed: Can You Backpack On Paleo?
There are many different types of hiking poles out there, and you would be amazed by just how many different opinions are out there on which brand or type are best. We've gone over this topic a few times, and while our best tri-fold trekking poles article was extremely popular, there was a high demand for more content in this area. You never have to ask me to try out more … [Read more...] about Best Carbon Fiber Hiking Poles Reviewed
Jon and I get a lot of request for guest posts - and we don't even answer most of them. We then reject more than we accept, because anyone who reads our blog knows, we really care about quality. So the guest posts we allow we're pretty proud of, and this one from Nick on his top 10 Alpine adventures is a real doozy in the best sense of the word! Ideally, we love to see guest … [Read more...] about Top 10 Great Alpine Adventures: An Awesome Guest Post
Yes, hiking hats are definitely a thing. Let's face it: there are many different pieces of gear you need to think about when taking a hike, and while it is true that the list of gear is going to vary greatly between a one-day day hike versus a multi-day, week, or month thru hike. That being said, there are base pieces of gear that are appropriate no matter what type of hiking … [Read more...] about The Best Hiking Hats Reviewed
My mind is full of memories of my Scouting days from when I was a youth and truth be told, many of my best memories came from early Cub Scout campouts that would be the first steps towards me eventually becoming an Eagle Scout. Anything with the wilderness always caught my interest, so learning about wilderness survival, the importance of water, and the various ways to get … [Read more...] about How to Purify Water While Camping or Backpacking
There are some pieces of outdoor gear that are all but impossible to ignore or forget (like a giant family tent), but then there are small pieces of equipment that can be easy to overlook but are no less important. An ice axe (also spelled as ice ax) is one of those outdoor tools. Whether you are a regular scaling some questionable areas, an ultralight hiker on a thru-hike … [Read more...] about The Best Ice Axes Reviewed for 2019
Talking about crampons might not be sexy, but there's a reason they're so important to many backpackers, hikers, and other outdoor enthusiasts. There are many outdoor adventures I've managed to check off of the bucket list, and many more that I want to eventually knock off of my ridiculously long travel & outdoors bucket list, but one thing I'd like to avoid is careening … [Read more...] about Best Crampons (Ice/Snow Cleats) for Dicey Snowy Paths
This week we're glad to bring you a guest post from Laura that tackles a really important topic when it comes to long distance backpacking. Long distance hiking, multi-day backpacking journeys, wilderness treks - these are some of the great joys of my life. There are many great ways to enjoy the wild, but it is hard to top a long backpacking trip following a remote trail, or … [Read more...] about 7 Common Backpacking Struggles to Prepare for
So how much does it cost to hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) if you are going to attempt to thru hike? Right off the bat this is a question that is of great interest to me because thru hiking the PCT is a huge bucket list goal of mine, and I am hoping (and working fervently) on setting myself up to hopefully make an attempt in 2019 (even if I know 2020 is a more realistic … [Read more...] about How Much Does It Cost To Hike The PCT?
This was one product that definitely made me do a double take the first time I saw someone using one of these bikes. Well more accurately, seeing a cyclist get off, and then suddenly their bike folded up into a small easy to package little square that could be easily lifted up and packed away. This looked awesome and got me wondering about the best folding bicycles currently … [Read more...] about Best Folding Bicycles Reviewed: Are They Right for You?