Mitchell

Tent Cleaning 101

Mitchell, Campgear.com author and photographer extraordinaire breaks down proper tent cleaning technique for the up coming camping season.  As part of spring gear cleaning, it’s time to bust out the tent.  If you’re anything like me and have a 3-season tent—the missing 4th season is coming to and end!  Also, if your 3-season tent is anything like mine—your […] Read more…

Waterproofing Your Boots

Spring is in the air!  It’s time to dust off and tune up all of the camping gear you’ve neglected all winter.  I know skis have been get all the attention, so let’s indulge the summer gear… Welcome to the first and only edition of “Cleaning and Waterproofing Your Boots by Mitch Warnick”, or in […] Read more…

13rs Abound

14ers—they are no secret to those who love the mountains. Here in Colorado, we have 53 peaks achieving the famed altitude of 14,000 feet, although the exact number is often disputed. However, as I am sure many of you have experienced, the 14er designation has caused disproportionately high recreational usage in a state famous for […] Read more…

Into the Redwoods

Over the years, I have been to some notable forests—the Giant Sequoias and Bristlecone Pines of California, Hoh Rainforest of Washington, the old growth (think before Antarctica was frozen ‘old’) Beech forests of New Zealand to name a few.  However, none are as overwhelming as the Coastal Redwoods of northern California.  In July, I got […] Read more…

A Solo Thru Hike Abroad

   The allure of thru hikes is likely no stranger to you, nor is the thought of a solo backpacking venture, I’m sure.  So, when given the opportunity to do both at once in a foreign country, you do it, right?  Depending on the country, not necessarily.  However, I wasn’t in just any country, I […] Read more…