6 Items to Improve Your Backcountry Cooking

Successful backcountry cooking ranges depending upon the style of the chef, but there are a few items that will universally make your scenic dining more enjoyable. Whether you’re a flash boil bag fan or you like to make elaborate meals from scratch, we’re here to offer you a few simple solutions that will improve any […] Read more…

Arcteryx Gamma MX Hoodie

Gear Review: Arc’teryx Gamma MX Series

As THE leader in outerwear shell, Arc’teryx is responsible for pioneering some of the highest performing jackets on the market. Known primarily for their hard-shell fabrics and extreme durability, they’ve been the driving technological force the industry. This remains consistent for the Arc’teryx Softshell line as well. Whether it is a technical performance piece, or […] Read more…

How To: The Jetboil Cooking System

The other day we took the time to make a quick review and how-to for the Jetboil Cooking Systems. These are fantastic for all type of camping, be it car camping, hiking, paddling, climbing, etc. They come in a number of different styles but all feature quick setup, fast boil times and effective cooking. Founded […] Read more…

Gear Review: Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 CS

Hello, party people! I am here to write a tantalizing gear review of the Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra 2 CS trail shoes. I purchased these bad lads because I wanted something a little bit lighter than my Patagonia hiking boots, but with all the grip and function I needed for hiking the trails in […] Read more…

Being Prepared for Even the Shortest Hike

We all know how important it is to be prepared when taking a backcountry excursion, and many backpackers will have a checklist to go off of to ensure that they don’t forget something important. But what about the shorter hikes? What about a couple hour venture out in the wilderness, shouldn’t we be prepared for […] Read more…

Protect Yourself: Outdoor Certifications

Playing in the outdoors in fun and enjoyable, but it is also quite risky. Ensuring that you are being safe and playing safe is key in preventing unnecessary injury or accident. As the outdoor world continues to grow, the number of accidents is increasing day by day. The best way to protect yourself is to […] Read more…

2, 3, and 4 Season Tents

There’s no question that tents come in every shape and size. A lot of this differentiation comes from the season the tent is designed to be used for. Tent manufacturers design tents for 2 seasons: spring and summer; 3 seasons: spring, summer, and fall; or 4 seasons: year round camping. Here’s a quick bread down […] Read more…

How to Care for Your Sleeping Bag

Proper storage, cleaning and care of your sleeping bag can increase its shelf life exponentially. With proper care, a good synthetic sleeping bag should last you at least 7-10 years, and a down sleeping bag should last even longer. Here’s a quick break down on how to properly take care of your sleeping bags! Storage […] Read more…

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