Hiking Angel’s Landing – What a hiker needs to know

There are a few places in the Western U.S. that I feel people should visit. Zion National Park is one of those places. Anyone that has ever watched a western or wanted to see the desert, should make their way here. The drive is scenic on its own. No matter what the terrain will change … Read more

Appalachian Fun

Plans are made and the anticipation left to simmer through the week as a climbing trip to the New River Gorge (NRG) becomes a glorious weekend of adventure with friends in a magical place. The week feels like it drags on as you imagine yourself on ridge tops or deep in dark ravines climbing towards … Read more

Havasupai Falls, The Hike of a Lifetime.

Havasupai Falls is one of the most mystical destinations I have ever been to. Every year thousands of people fight over a ticket to be able to hike and camp at Havasupai Falls. Havasupai Falls is in an Indian reservation in Arizona that sits among the cliffs that make up the Grand Canyon. There is … Read more

Klymit Static V Sleeping Pad Review

Klymit Static V Sleeping Pad

My search for a new sleeping pad had multiple reasons. My wife and I were going to Havasupai once again and the previous year I used one of her sleeping pads. I’m usually the kind of guy to just lay my sleeping bag on the ground and fall asleep but my wife wasn’t about to … Read more

Why dress in Layers when Hiking

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When out in nature you have to deal with wind and weather. Temperatures can change a lot depending on the environment you are hiking in. Early mornings can crispy cold, scorching sun in midday has you break a sweat. The sensible combination of the different clothing layers that you either put on or take off … Read more

Hardshell vs Softshell – Waterproof and Breathable Fabrics

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Weather protection is one of the most important features of outdoor clothing. The clothing must be waterproof, windproof and warm while ensuring that the wearer does not overheat. For comfort, it must be breathable so that sweat is transported to the outside and moisture does not build up. The outer layer of the clothing is … Read more

Functional Clothing – Hiking Wear For Every Season

Hiking is great fun and an experience in every season. Clear air, pure nature, the physical challenge, snowy mountains in winter, flowering meadows in spring, birds singing in summer, the rustling of golden leaves in autumn. Every season has something different to see and to experience. To have fun and enjoy the weather, the right … Read more

Big Agnes – Tumble mtnGLO Backpacking Tent, 3 Person Lightweight Tent

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Here is a great tent that accommodates three people during backpacking, camping or any other outdoor adventures.  Big Agnes is a  small USA owned company based in Colorado. Run by experienced outdoor enthusiasts who are committed to delivering innovative solutions that help you to enjoy the outdoors. Features of the Tumble mtnGLO Backpacking Tent Their practical … Read more

Pop Up Tents – Great For Weekend And Festival Camping

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The best tent for festival camping should be quick and easy to pitch so you don’t spend half your weekend setting up camp. There are a lot of different kinds of instant tents for weekend camping. You can find some cheap pop up tents that provide simple but sufficient sleeping space to make it through … Read more