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12 Camping Gear Items Designed to Make Your Fall Trips Even More Amazing

October 16, 2014
Those planning to go camping this fall have a host of exciting products to check out. 1. Bass Pro Shops First Aid Kits – The entire line has been revamped with the help of industry leader Adventure…
News & Tips: 9 Ways to Use a Knife for Survival

9 Ways to Use a Knife for Survival

August 17, 2014
A knife is widely regarded as the single most important survival tool for those who venture into the wilderness. It can obviously cut things — an important task in the woods — but with a little know-…
News & Tips: 10 Backpacking Essentials You Shouldn't Forget...

10 Backpacking Essentials You Shouldn't Forget

May 1, 2014
The big backpacking trip is coming up, and of course you packed your tent. But did you bring your toothbrush? Here are 10 easily-overlooked (but do-not-forget!) items to put on a list before you head…
News & Tips: Going on a Backpack Vacation? Here's a Basic List of Gear You'll Need...

Going on a Backpack Vacation? Here's a Basic List of Gear You'll Need

July 29, 2013
If you're coming out west on vacation don't just set a round a dude Ranch and step in poodle ***. Grab a backpack and go backpacking for a night or two. Why set around a cabin and think that you've…
News & Tips: Hiking Boot Buyer's Guide

Hiking Boot Buyer's Guide: It's Time to Find a Good Pair

June 28, 2013
Like so many purchases today, buying a pair of hiking boots may seem easy, but one quickly learns that finding boots to fit your feet and your hiking needs is time consuming. Buying the right boots…
News & Tips: How to Hike With Your Baby

How to Hike With Your Baby

May 23, 2013
Photo Credit: At first thought, hiking with a baby or toddler doesn’t seem to be a winning recipe for a relaxing, invigorating outing. As beautiful as a rising sun over a…
News & Tips: Quick Guide on Backpacks

Quick Guide on Backpacks

March 25, 2013
When the topic of backpacks pops up, the young backpackers will automatically picture an internal frame pack while most school kids will envision a stylish daypack to carry their books. They'll…
News & Tips: Backpacking 101: Planning & Preparation (video)...

Backpacking 101: Planning & Preparation (video)

November 4, 2012
Getting away from it all to recharge the soul's batteries takes some dedication. If you really want to connect with the natural world, you'd be hard pressed to find and an activity more invigorating…
News & Tips: Tent Buying Tips

Tent Buying Tips

October 31, 2012
When it comes to buying a tent, you can trust my advice. I have learned important lessons after years spent field-testing every variety imaginable, from teeny floorless pup tents to extravagant…