Minimalist backpacking shelters commonly known as “ultralight tents” have taken the camping industry by storm.
These terrific tents are the product of innovative manufacturers (and the constant ranting of campers who hate domed tents) aimed at making our outdoor life comfortable and more secure. In all honesty, you really don’t need that complex tent with dangling poles, elastic cords, and numerous stakes (which will make assembling impossible if you lose just one!).
A watch isn’t merely an accessory for hikers – it’s not only capable of showing the time and date. As a matter of fact, the best hiking watches provide crucial information for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts through the addition of navigation sensors and other features.
With the advent of modern technology came the hiking watches. These practical watches feature an altimeter, a barometer, GPS, and a compass, to name a few. Some can even give an accurate measure of our average speeds, navigation, weather forecast, and calories we burned.
Do you fancy carrying a boot knife? If so, you know very well that the term “boot knife” corresponds to the obvious.. a slim blade knife designed to be carried in the boot.
A boot knife or fondly called as the “gambler’s dagger” is a small, double-edged sharp blade that is usually carried or strapped inside a boot. The blade measures 3 to 5 inches and is concealed by a protective sheath before latching inside the boot through the sheath clip.
Boot knives are used for self-defense and for braving the harsh elements of the great outdoors such as wild animals and tall grasses when camping, fishing, trekking, or hunting.
Not only can a boot knife provide protection, but it also comes in handy for doing simple tasks such as opening cans, chopping pieces of wood for fire, cutting off stubborn roots when setting the tent up, and many more. In essence, a boot knife is an indispensable tool for survival in the wilderness.Continue reading
The best waterproof backpack is the one travel companion you should have whether you’re planning an epic day-long hike, a weekend campsite bumming, or a week-long trek through dense forests and off-the-beaten paths. It’s also ideal for beach bumming and basically all forms of travelling.
I think a waterproof bag is the one bag all campers and non-campers alike should have. This decade is pretty much dominated by waterproof backpacks and for a good reason too.
They’re ultra-lightweight, do have a huge carrying capacity, expandable, very durable, and simple. Waterproof backpacks are particularly useful to travellers because going lightweight is the norm for an effortless wandering.
A large number of things on Earth are debatable these days - iPhone vs. Samsung (I’m pro-iPhone), whether or not pineapple goes with pizza (definitely!), tablets vs. textbooks (books, definitely. Old school’s the best), etc.
You see, these are easy topics, ones you can think over for a day. But hard ones like going vegan, legalization of marijuana, the right to abortion, and hammocks vs. tents will get your brains all worked out particularly hammocks vs. tents. The phrase alone stumped me.
Do you sleep on a nice camping cot whenever you camp? Or do you still put a sleeping bag on the ground and sleep in it? Out with the old, in with the new - The best camping cots of 2017!
The mere thought of another camping night makes me thrilled and excited. But my excitement all goes down the drain when I think of the gears and things I need to pack for the event. I need to pack my clothes, camping tent, portable toilet, camping lantern, sleeping bag, camping pillow, food, and fluids. Oh, bringing the heavy stuff kills my excitement further!Continue reading
Have you ever camped out on a hot, summer day? Or worse, you’re quite accustomed to the terrible sweating brought by a humid climate everytime you go camping? Well, don’t despair and just let the heat ruin your supposedly good night’s sleep because you can always make unpleasant situations better – Yes, by getting yourself a camping tent air conditioner.
A camping tent air conditioner is a cost-effective solution for camping during the warm parts of the year. It makes a big difference in tent camping when all you want to do is chill at home just to enjoy the cool air of your A/C. Camping tent air conditioners come in a compact design yet they deliver powerful breeze of cold air. But since they remove both heat and humidity from the interiors of the tent, they consume electricity thus the need for a campsite with a power source.
However, don't’ expect the tent air conditioner to be as cold as the one in your house because, err,' it’s not just possible with all the minute pores of the tent.
If you’re reading this blog for a while now, you’ll observe that almost all our camping dishes are cooked in a Dutch oven. Dutch ovens are the most versatile cookware that is ideal for camping. The mighty oven has a ton of uses – it cooks, braises, bakes, boils, steams, and everything.
If you cook a lot of different dishes on camp, you better bring a Dutch oven with you. Did I mention how good an apple cobbler tastes when baked in a Dutch oven? That’s why you need to get yourself the best Dutch oven to bring to camp.
These cast-iron pots with legs are slow-cooking, big, and distribute heat evenly within the food, so it cuts the cooking time in half. Of course, you’ll also need to consider your heat source to determine the cooking duration.
Have you ever had a numbing thirst for cold water while hiking in the middle of nowhere on a humid day? Perhaps all campers had this experience. Well, we can’t bring our fridge to camp, so the least we can do is to scout for the best camping cooler to bring with us outdoors.
When you need something to keep your fresh meat, foods, and drinks (and booze) cool and dry for more than just day at camp, it’s time to get yourself a camping cooler.
Camping coolers are designed to withstand the elements of the outdoors and to keep your food fresh longer for days on end. They're very durable, waterproof, weatherproof, animal proof, and will stay intact against bump, thumps, and drops. Most importantly, camping coolers are easy to carry. Who would want to hand-carry an old, heavy cooler to camp, right?Continue reading
Have you had problems with sloppy and shaky tents though you’re quite sure you drilled your tent stakes into its proper places? Perhaps it’s time you switch to heavy-duty tent stakes.
Nine times out of ten, I would replace manufacturer-supplied tent stakes that come with the backpacking or camping tent set that I purchased. Mostly, they’re too short, too heavy, and can’t burrow deep enough when staked against rocky soils.
In camping, we don’t readily know what type of soil we’re going to set our tents up against so you can’t really depend on the ability of your tent stakes to drill through all kinds of soil, especially when the stakes seem to thin and wire-like.Continue reading