If you're the type who likes to camp in really isolated country or even spend multiple days backpacking and hiking, then suddenly the weight of your pack matters a lot more than if you're just going for a few miles here or there. While tent camping still tends to be a more widely used choice, hammock camping has definitely been spreading in popularity both inside and outside … [Read more...] about Are Hammocks Lighter Than Tents?
Modern Definition of Primitive Campsite At its core primitive campsites are just like they sound like: basic areas set up for camping but without any amenities you might expect at a normal campground. However, what amenities have come to be expected as standard versus what type of site is truly primitive is something that has changed - especially over the last 30 years. The … [Read more...] about What Is a Primitive Campsite?
There are some brands that just stick out as being premium among active outdoor enthusiasts. Some of these will be very niche that serve a small but passionate group of obsessed followers while other brands might aim for the type of incredible quality demanded for one type of outdoor adventure but which makes it versatile enough for many others. We are firm believers that … [Read more...] about The Best ALPS Mountaineering Tents: Some of the Best in the Business
Sometimes you're looking for something more than your average tent or backyard hangout spot. Clear bubble tents are a great way to create a bit of indoor sanctuary while enjoying the great outdoors. Whether you're looking for a fun semi-permanent outdoor shelter or a temporary easy to toss up bubble for the kids, we have the best choices for all your needs right here. Quick … [Read more...] about Best Clear Bubble Tents for Stunning Family Fun
Since 2001 it seems like every year there are more and more rules about what you can and can't bring onto a plane, and it can be hard to keep track of any of it. In fact, for an outdoorsman it can be downright confusing as you're suddenly looking at things like barbed hooks on fishing lures, fillet knives, propane tanks attached to camping stoves. If you're like me at that … [Read more...] about Can You Take a Camping Stove on a Plane?
Camping can never be complete without the nightly ritual of a good campfire. The crackle of burning wood, dancing yellow, red, and blue flames that draw the eyes in, giving a hypnotic and peaceful sway unlike anything else. Staring into the flames, to wood that turns a ghostly white glow as it turns into ashy coals - the flames still dancing all around it. Ah, the best … [Read more...] about How to Build a Better Fire: The Best Firewood for Campfires
There's no question that comfort is a pretty big factor for many people when it comes to how much they enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you're looking at a camping chair to give the legs a rest after a day of hiking, some extra seating for the tailgating before a college football game, or as a natural piece of gear for a weekend family camping trip to the lake, there are … [Read more...] about Looking For The Best Camping Chairs Reviewed?
A camping safety checklist honestly isn't something I've put much thought into in quite a while. However, sometimes it's easy to get caught up in seeing the world through your eyes and not thinking about other points of view. This is as true of the outdoors as it is anything else. While I'm still a proponent that everyone should spend more time enjoying nature, this focuses … [Read more...] about Your Camping Safety Checklist: Good Preparation Matters!
If you've followed the blog for any amount of time you know that we're passionate about survival, and Shane in particular really loves the bushcraft and wilderness survival/primitive skill area of outdoor adventures. So when he received a really good looking pitch on how you can build everything you need for camping or surviving in the wild, he was all about that! With that … [Read more...] about You Really Can Build Everything You Need for Camping
One of the things that I almost always forget to pack when I go camping is a good portable camping table. It is like I forget how much easier it is to cook and have a functional campsite when you have one. Picking the best portable camping table is going to vary greatly based on the individual’s needs. If you are a hiker, you might be looking for that light weight table that … [Read more...] about The Best Portable Camping Tables Reviewed
Nothing can ruin an outdoor event, BBQ, cookout, or camping trip faster than not having any protection from the rain, the sun, or the bugs. So, when you need a quick shelter for your next outdoor event that is going to protect you from the before mentioned event ruiners- you should think about buying a screen house (sometimes called a screen tent). Screen houses are … [Read more...] about The Best Screen Houses for Camping and Outdoor Fun!
Pup tents is one of those terms that almost everyone has heard at some time or another, and while it often brings up a fairly accurate mental image, for a lot of people they realize they don't actually technically know just what a pup tent is compared to say any other tent. Pup tents aren't just one or two person tents (regardless of what many online websites bring up as search … [Read more...] about Best Pup Tents for Camping