Gear

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…

The Beer Can Stove

How To Turn A Beer Can Into The Only Camping Stove You’ll Ever Need from Tom Allen on Vimeo. This video has been floating around for some time now. At least a couple years. I’m not really sure, but it’s resurfaced and I don’t think I ever posted it on this blog. It’s worth the watch! […] Read more…

Camping Gear: Mid Season Maintenance

We’ll we’re about half way through the season and everything is starting to smell. That must mean it’s time to do a little mid-season cleaning and maintenance. It’s actually a good thing. It’s one of those “you get what you put in” kind of things. Here’s a quick breakdown on what you need to be […] Read more…

Camping Gear to Invest In

There’s no denying that camping gear can be expensive. Like, really expensive. There’s a ton of information out there about how to cost cut, where to save, what to skip, etc. I’m all for this. As a broke dirtbag climber, I learned the difference between what I need and what I want. People often ask, […] Read more…

The Waterproof Gear Guide from Sierra Trading Post

It’s not often that I post someone else’s write up on this blog, but The Sierra Trading Post has done such a wonderful job with this breakdown of waterproof fabrics that I thought it was only necessary. Here’s their breakdown below:  The Waterproof Gear Guide Spending time in the great outdoors is a wonderful thing, […] Read more…

Gear for the Girl

So, recently I moved in with my girlfriend. Everything is going well, and it’s very exciting. The only downside is she doesn’t understand why on earth I have a literal room full of gear. She’s not a huge camper/backpacker, doesn’t really climb and has only been paddling a few times. Fortunately, she is very outdoorsy; […] Read more…

5 Essential Items for Summer Camp

Spring is in the air which means that summer camp is right around the corner. Whether your little camper is a first timer or you’ve been sending them off for seasons in a row, it’s time to start thinking about what gear they’re going to need. Here’s 5 quick items that will ensure a successful […] Read more…

Adding the Comfort of Home to your Camping Equipment

There’s nothing quite like a little comfort from home. When you’re on the trail for a while it’s always a nice touch to add a little comfort from home to your drab bag of camping equipment. As far as what to bring, everyone’s preference is different, but always unique and interesting. I don’t carry a […] Read more…

Spring is Here: New Camping Gear

With spring right around the corner, it’s time to get excited about sleeping outside again. What makes this spring different than the past is that there happens to be new camping gear on the market that has caught my eye so I’m getting ready to make a fairly sizable investment to upgrade my camping style. The […] Read more…

How To: Boot Cleaning / Care

There’s absolutely no doubt that your boots take the forefront of the beating when you’re out on the trail. If you have any doubt about that just take a look at the blisters on your feet and imagine what they’d look like if you were barefoot. With spring around the corner it’s time to start […] Read more…

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