hiking

5 Must Visit Destinations for Fall

Labor Day has passed and fall is in the air. For us outdoors lovers, that means prime camping season is in full swing. As temperatures start to fall, the dirt hardens, the rock dries out and those pesky bugs finally start to go away. The fall season is the optimal season for camping for a […] Read more…

My Favorite Hiking Snacks

Hungry on the trail? Be sure to keep these Hiking Snacks close at hand.  G.O.R.P. G.O.R.P., historically is the go-to hiking snack of backpackers everywhere. The name is an acronym, standing for either “Good Old Raisins and Peanuts,” or “Granola, Oats, Raisins, and Peanuts,” depending on who you ask. Fortunately, as the years have progressed GORP […] Read more…

What’s the Best Way to Carry Your Water?

Highlighting the pros and cons of using water bottles vs. using water reservoirs.  Water is an obvious necessity when working in the field. The experts say you’re supposed to consume a liter per hour while playing outside which can make the logistics of carrying and consuming a bit tricky. Water weighs just over 2 pounds […] Read more…

Human Made Beauty: The Ifugao Rice Terraces

The romantic destination of a trekking enthusiast is often so far into the backcountry that all evidence of human establishment has faded from view: pristine natural beauty. However if beauty and awe are one’s end goals, the pride earned through isolation in the wilderness may overlook an entire category of human-built beauty. Declared a UNESCO […] Read more…

DIY: Adventure Kits

During my first winter in Alaska, I kept a lot of things in my car.   Extra woolen blankets, a snow shovel, a bag of kitty litter, fire-starting materials, granola bars, and anything else I could think of that might come in handy if my car were to break down halfway over some isolated, snow-covered mountain […] Read more…

National Trails Day: June 4th 2016

On June 4th, the American Hiking Society invites you to lace up your boots and head outside!   First started in 1991, and celebrated every year on the first Saturday in June, National Trails Day is meant to encourage people to get outside, and to explore the many recreation options available on America’s public lands. To […] Read more…

Baselayers: Natural or Synthetic?

Baselayers break down into two major categories; those made with natural fibers like silk or wool and those made with synthetic fibers like Polypropylene. Many people have preferences on what they wear, however, few people know that there’s actually a reason for wearing either a natural garment or a synthetic garment. Natural fibers, like wool, […] Read more…

Hiking: Don’t Wait Until Summer

Our newest addition to the Campgear.com Blog team, Mareth, writes about spending a Seattle spring in the hills.  The past few weeks have brought an unusually quick start to spring in the Seattle area – warm temperatures, clear skies, and an abundance of plant growth are all heralding the coming of spring – and early-season […] Read more…

Trekking Pole Lubrication and Cleaning

Have you noticed your trekking or hiking poles are becoming harder to collapse?   Perhaps your quick locks are no longer holding your poles at the correct height?   These both can be common problems with collapsible trekking poles, especially if they aren’t regularly cleaned.   It’s important to make sure that at the end of a hike, […] 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…

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