Category Archives: Gear

The 3 Types of Knives That Any Explorer Should Have on Hand

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For any kind of explorer or adventurer, there’s no denying that one’s camping experience can be made exponentially better or worse by the quality of the gear that one takes with them. Regardless of whether it may be your first or thousandth adventure, bringing the right camping bag, water bottle, and firestarter with you can […]

How to Tackle a Long-Distance Hike in Winter

Hiking the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail, which begins on Georgia’s Springer Mountain and runs all the way north to Mount Katahdin in Maine, is certainly a hardcore adventure. But making it through the 100-Mile Wilderness in Maine—generally considered the wildest, most remote section—earns another level of bragging rights. Signs posted by the Maine Appalachian Trail Coalition […]

Every Home Needs a Head-Mounted Flashlight

Every Home Needs a Head-Mounted Flashlight   To many people, the word headlamp means one thing — it’s what cars have on front. There is a different kind of headlamp, though — it’s a powerful and practical flashlight that you wear mounted on your head. It’s one of the most useful tools that anyone could […]

Exercising Outside in Cold Weather: How to Stay Safe

Exercising Outside in Cold Weather: How to Stay Safe Exercising outside is an enjoyable and healthy activity, but can become problematic during the winter months. New difficulties with outdoors exercise arise when the temperatures drop. Chief among these are the dangers to health and well-being inherent in the cold. While it can be tempting to […]

Four Oft-Forgotten But Essential Items You Need for Your Camping Trip

Four Oft-Forgotten But Essential Items You Need for Your Camping Trip You have been rushing around for days to ensure everything is ready for that weekend camping trip. You’ve booked a campsite, prepared a tent and some sleeping bags, and even packed a cooler with cans of your favorite brand of beer. However, nagging doubts […]

Five Tips for Staying Comfortable in the Great Outdoors

Five Tips for Staying Comfortable in the Great Outdoors Many people associate outdoor activities such as hiking or camping with being uncomfortable, cold, or dirty. Nature can be breathtaking and great fun when you take the right approach. The trick to enjoying your time outside is learning how to maintain personal comfort in the elements. […]

Birdwatching for Beginners: 5 Tips to See More Birds

Birdwatching for Beginners: 5 Tips to See More Birds There is a lot to be gained by taking up birdwatching as a hobby. You will get outside, learn more about your local ecology, and exercise new corners of your brain. If you talk to a seasoned birder, their wealth of knowledge can be somewhat intimidating. […]