Best Backpacking Water Filter

Backpacking Water Filters 101

Water is one of the essential items that you need to survive. Without access to safe water, you’re not going to finish your backpacking trip. The good news is that you don’t have to carry all of your water with...
best rain jacket for hiking

Rain Jackets 101

It’s pouring, and you’re halfway through your hike. There’s still a few miles between you and shelter, and your only choice is to deal with the elements. If you want to stay dry as you make it through the storm...
best freeze dried food

Freeze Dried Food Packages 101

Hiking takes a lot of energy. After a long day on the trail, you need to pause and refuel. Trail mix is perfect for a quick pick-me-up, but you need a meal to replace the energy you’ve lost. The best freeze dri...
how to wash merino wool

How to Wash Merino Wool

You just purchased a new pair of merino wool hiking socks and base layer. You have no idea how to wash merino wool, but how hard can it be? You put the socks in the washer and dryer. When they’re done, you have...
best hand warmers for hiking

Hand Warmers 101

Hand warmers are a simple and easy way to keep your hands and fingers nice and toasty. A good hand warmer is small enough to tuck into your glove or pocket. It's also comfortable enough not to inhibit your outd...