This article is intended for backpackers who normally sleep in a tent and are interested in learning more about hammock-based shelters, and specifically Hennessy Hammocks. When I first tried a Hennessy a few years ago, I found that it was very difficult …Read More »
Brasslite Alcohol Stove
There are a plethora of alcohol stove designs available today for backpackers. However, one of my all-time favorites remains the Brasslite Stove (1.4 oz.) which is completely self-contained (except for a windscreen) and includes a built-in simmer control, base plate, and pot …Read More »
Black Fly Season
Black fly season occurs from mid-March to mid-July in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, north through New York and New England, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and into Southern Canada. Some backpackers, campers, and fishermen avoid outdoor activities during black fly season, but …Read More »
Blister Prevention and Treatment for Hikers
No one is immune to blisters. However, blisters are preventable if you understand the conditions that cause them and they will heal faster if you know how to treat them properly. In the following article I begin by explaining what blisters are …Read More »
10 Best Kids Sleeping Bags and Quilts of 2023
Kids aren’t just miniature adults, so purchasing …Read More »
10 Best Camp Shoes of 2023
10 Best Budget Backpacking Tents Under $250
10 Best Two-Person Backpacking Tents of 2023
10 Best Ventilated (Suspended Mesh) Backpacks of 2023
10 Best Hiking Shoes and Trail Runners of 2023
10 Best Trekking Poles of 2023
Hoka Speedgoat 5 Trail Running Shoe Review
The Hoka Speedgoat 5 is a cushioned …Read More »
Granite Gear Virga3 55L Backpack Review
Granite Gear Virga3 26L Backpack Review
Rab Xenair Alpine Light Insulated Jacket Review
Mystery Ranch Blitz 30 Backpack Review
Gregory Jade 53 Women’s Backpack Review
Sea-to-Summit Etherlight XT Extreme Sleeping Pad Review
How Much Should a Backpacking Tent Weigh?
Tent weight is a frequent area of …Read More »
Why Do Backpackers Like Alcohol Stoves?
Rain Jackets: How to Make your DWR Last Longer
How Many Pairs of Socks Should You Bring on a Backpacking Trip?
Why do Waterproof/Breathable Rain Jackets Wet Out?
How to Layer with a Rain Jacket and Stay Warm
Best DEET, Picaridin, and Natural Insect Repellents: How to Choose
How Many Liters Do You Need for a Day Pack?
Trekking Pole Tents: Pros and Cons