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?
I've always heard about the chances of being struck by lightning being tiny, but after two close calls in the outdoors, a crazy fishing experience, and meeting someone who lived through getting struck by lightning I started wondering just how uncommon it really was. Was it really a long shot to get struck by lightning, or would be an outdoors freak actually raise my chances up … [Read more...] about How Many People Get Struck By Lightning Outdoors?
There are few things in life better than hitting the hiking trails on a cool autumn day. Whether you're the type who loves trail running with nature all around you or thirsts for the hamstring burning challenge of some seriously steep trails to unforgettable scenic views, there's a lot to love about what a good fall hike has to offer. A good pair of women's hiking boots are … [Read more...] about Best Hiking Boots for Women Reviewed
In my opinion it's really hard to argue against hiking being the perfect way to spend a day, a weekend, a week...maybe even longer. There are few ways to see naturally beautiful country while getting great exercise, and getting away from the stresses of everyday life. The first time I had a great pair of men's hiking boots, I was psyched. Over the course of a year I hiked so … [Read more...] about The Best Hiking Boots for Men Reviewed
As good as a sturdy hiking boot can be for a solid day of hiking, especially over uneven ground or particularly challenging trails, sometimes you need something that is less concerned about a hefty weight and heavy duty ankle support that goes above and beyond, but is more about comfort to the foot and lightweight on the lower legs. Often times really long range hikers, … [Read more...] about The Best Hiking Shoes Reviewed
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
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 … [Read more...] about The Best Hiking Hats Reviewed
I don't care what season it is, it's always a good time for a hike. However, some seasons have particular challenges. While summer demands sunscreen and plenty of extra water, and perhaps some portable shade, while a great winter hike means you'll want some quality high gaiters to keep the snow out of your boots! Tucking your jeans into your boots only works so much (if you … [Read more...] about Best High Gaiters for the Winter Sportsman
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?
Global positioning system (GPS) technology has been one of the most popular types of high tech advancements in recent years. This isn't just for cars, but GPS has been absolutely embraced by outdoor enthusiasts of all types. Travel enthusiasts on a long road trip often rely far more on GPS than paper maps. There are handheld GPS devices for hunters (and ultralight hikers on … [Read more...] about Best GPS Watches for Runners