Best Backpacking Tents

Backpacking Tents 101

Your tent can make or break a backpacking trip. But with all the options out there now, which ones are the best backpacking tents for your needs? Do you get something very lightweight? What about something heav...
best backpacking headlamps

Hiking Headlamps 101

If you’ve ever been stuck out at night without a light, you’ll know the importance of a good headlamp. This light helps you move around camp while you look for your food and set up your tent. It also aids you t...
best backpacking sleeping bag

Backpacking Sleeping Bags 101

Finding a sleeping bag that is lightweight, easy to care for, inexpensive and fits you perfectly is a tough task. Temperature ratings feel different to each person and there are many features to the best backpa...
best 2 way radios

Two-Way Radios 101

Radios are a great way to communicate in the backcountry or anywhere a cell signal isn’t easy to get. But with all the different frequencies, specs and buttons, which ones do you even look at? What are the best...
best base layer for cold weather

Base Layers 101

You’re hiking to the summit. When you stop at the top for a break, you notice your first layers are cold and damp with sweat. Later as you make camp for the night, you get worried about staying warm enough as t...