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Three Ways to Start a Fire Without a Lighter or a Match

If there’s one thing that’s essential to the atmosphere of camping, it’s a good, sustainable campfire. It keeps you warm, wards off nasty bugs, and cooks your food. If you want to kindle the flames but don’t have a fire-starting kit, don’t fret. Even if you don’t have the conventional…

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Best Sleeping Pad for Backpacking

If you’re like me, you’ve been sleeping in tents for years without so much as a thought to how comfortable you were. The drain of the day’s activities usually wears me out so that I just wriggle into my sleeping bag and pass out. It wasn’t until I was lent…


How to Choose a Suitable Day Hike

Hiking in the outdoors can be a healthy and rewarding experience. If you’re just starting out though, or even if you’re a seasoned veteran, you might want to consider some of these ways to maximize your time outside. Decide Why You’re Hiking in the First Place Are you training for…


Thru Hiking

In 2005 I found myself lacing my boots, shouldering my pack, and heading out to Smoky Mountain National Park to hike a sixty-mile segment of the famous Appalachian Trail. Nestled in the border between North Carolina and Tennessee, the Smokies provide a very scenic, but very small segment of this…



Off Road Teardrop Trailers – Makes and Models

The teardrop trailer design started sometime shortly after World War 2. Families hit the road for adventure in their family vehicles, sometimes with a small teardrop trailer in tow. There’s been a big resurgence in this trailer design as fuel efficiency, downsizing and affordability have taken precedence in modern life, and these off…


Solo Stove Bonfire – Efficient Wood Burning Fire Pit Launched on Kickstarter

If you’re not already familiar with Solo Stove, they became well known for the popular efficient, eco-wood burning, Solo Stove Campfire for backpacking. Riding on Campfire’s success, Solo Stove has launched a new Kickstarter Campaign for their new fire pit product, the Bonfire.  The design is based on the same engineering principles of…


Convict Flat Picnic Area – Yuba River in Pictures

If you’ve never visited the Northern Yuba River in Tahoe National Forest along highway 49,and are planning a day trip, or daytime stop along the way, you’re in for a real treat.  A great place to stop off is the Convict Flat Day Use Area, where you can BBQ, relax…


Best DIY Ultralight Backpacking Stove Options

If you’ve ever searched for ideas about making your own DIY backpacking stove, you may have discovered that are a ton of options – from alcohol stoves, rocket stoves, wood burning stoves the list goes on. We’ve quite a few examples over recent years, and below are some of the better…