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How to Make a Bushcraft Shelter

In the video below, you’ll learn how to make a bushcraft shelter out of natural woodland materials. First and foremost, build your shelter in an area with a lot of fallen branches. Basically build it where the materials are in abundance in order to expend the least amount of energy….

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Hiker Trailer – A Teardrop Camper for the Masses

Not unlike other entrepreneurial success stories from humble beginnings, co-founders Robert Reeve (an electrical engineer) and Wesley Henry (a firefighter), started out as friends building traditional teardrops in their garages. Around 2010, Rob designed a “square teardrop” prototype of the Hiker Trailer, with the first build occurring in 2012. Not…


The Ultimate Backpack / Angler’s Arsenal

Fishing may be your reason for hiking into the high country or it may be just an added bonus. If trout are in your crosshairs, chances are you have a packable rod, reel and a few favorite essential flies or lures that always accompany you while backpacking. But, if catching…


NuCamp’s TAG, TAB 320 & TAB 400 Teardrop Trailers Featured at Overland Expo

nuCamp RV, based in Sugarcreek, OH specializes in manufacturing teardrop trailers and truck campers.  Amongst their teardrop lineup are the TAG and TAB brands which were present at Overland Expo West. My initial impression of nuCamp teardrops was they were very well constructed with quality materials.  Their overall feel seems…


AEV Conversions Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison Tray Flatbed Truck

I’m really a fan of the Chevy’s Colorado ZR2.  They finally offered an off-road option beyond the long-running Z71. Front and rear multimatic DSSV shocks, front and rear electronic locking differentials, serious skid plates & rock sliders and a factory lift of almost 2 inches, the Colorado ZR2 makes for…


The Best Backpacking Rain Jacket

When you’re out there on the trail, you will inevitably encounter some not-so-optimal weather. Whether it’s wind, rain, snow, sleet, or hail, you need a rain jacket to protect you from the elements. If you haven’t splurged on your other gear, start here. A quality backpacking rain jacket can turn…



How to Choose a Backpacking Sleeping Pad

In this video by Sierra Trading Post, John gives a great review of the general different types of sleeping pads available for backpacking.  John mentions there are two main purposes for using a pad: To provide some cushioning from the hard ground to improve your nights’ sleep To provide some…


How to Treat a Foot Blister

Outside of getting lost, there aren’t too many mundane things that can impact your hike as negatively as getting a blister. Depending on how many foot blisters you have, and their sizes, it may mean the end of your trek. In a previous article we talked about how to prevent…