Black Friday and Cyber Monday are here again. It is hard to believe they have gotten here so soon, but another year has zipped by. One of the more positive aspects of this time of the year is the numerous discounts that come along with the high holidays of the shopping season. The outdoor retailers
The outdoor and backpacking shopping gear gift guide for 2013 includes many Black Friday and Cyber Sunday deals on all types of gear for the gift-giving season.
GearTrade is a marketplace where outdoor enthusiasts meet to buy and/or sell gear. It has been in the business of bringing sellers and buyers of used and closeout outdoor gear together on a single website since 1999. It is a superb way to save on used or closeout outdoor gear for the holidays, or to make a little extra cash selling your unused equipment.
One thing I learned over the years from backpacking is that when it comes to gear, keeping it clean means it will last longer. Just be sure to follow the instructions. Unfortunately, I learned about following the directions the hard way. Because of my carelessness, I recently found myself hurriedly seam sealing my Sea-to-Summit backpack
An effective sleeping system is crucial to any backcountry adventure. After a full day of hiking/bushwhacking, getting a good night’s rest is essential. The sleeping bag is the most important part of any sleeping system, as it provides insulation from the cooler evening temperatures, allowing for a peaceful night’s sleep. A good backcountry sleeping bag
Water is a precious commodity, essential for life; although its importance is often overlooked until it is in short supply. Finding drinkable water while on the trail always remains a challenge, whether hiking in a remote area far from civilization or ambling along through the countryside, never far from a paved road. Since the safety
A two-week backpacking adventure like the one I took to Isle Royale National Park last year requires a great deal of preparation. It requires a great deal of equipment too. In fact, over 30 pounds of gear, to be exact. Below is the gear list for my Isle Royale trip. The list is a combination
A good map is hard to find. Even more difficult sometimes than finding an exceptional woman, dog or automobile mechanic. Luckily, the National Geographic Society is making it a lot easier for backcountry enthusiasts exploring National Parks, National Forests and other popular recreational areas in the United States. Through their Trails Illustrated Maps series, National