To the inexperienced or uninitiated it may seem that planning a hike requires little thought or effort. Stuff a few items of clothing and food into a backpack, along with a tent, sleeping bag and route map, and you’re ready to go. The truth is that, even on day hikes, this approach to hiking is fraught with danger. Hikers should always be prepared for every eventuality. … [Read more...] about Beginners Guide to Hiking
Having a hiking GPS unit can be something you use just to keep you safe. After all, there are always stories of individuals getting lost or being hurt with no way to find their way back out. Yet there are many of these products on the market and now a way of actually choosing the best one without doing a bit of research. Hiking GPS offers you many benefits if you select the … [Read more...] about Hiking GPS Buying Guide
Most people do not spend much time in their tent other than to get a good nights rest. There are times however when the weather is bad, you may spend more time in your tent than outsides. Here are several things to consider when purchasing a camping tent. Quick Facts About Tents The more seams your tent has the more likely it is to leak. You should seal the seams of … [Read more...] about Which Tent Should I Buy?
At the end of the day, when it’s all been said and done, there is only one thing that really matters – a comfortable, warm, dry sleeping bag. I don’t believe there is a single piece of camping equipment that has not been affected by today’s high-tech world. In the world of sleeping bags they have become warmer, dryer, and lighter. Of course, as with everything else in life, … [Read more...] about Sleeping Bag and Mats Buying Guide
New hikers often fail to see the importance of hiking poles (or trekking poles) but quickly realize that most experienced hikers carry hiking sticks for a reason. Hiking sticks come in a variety of types and price ranges from hiking sticks made from a knobby pine limb to aluminum and resin hiking poles, costing upwards of $125, for the top of the line hiking sticks. … [Read more...] about Hiking Sticks: Hiking in Steep Terrain