Archives for October 2014

Get Ready For Winter: Best Seven Low-Temp Sleeping Bags

When it comes to camping, the sleeping bag is maybe the most important piece of gear. Definitely in the top three. This is especially true for winter camping, when choosing the wrong bag has some very uncomfortable — sometimes even dangerous — consequences. There have been some incredible advancements in sleeping bags over the past […]

How To Make Dry Soup Trendy: Put A Patagonia Tag On It

Leave it to Patagonia to give dry camping soup mix a makeover that transforms it from a bland meal into a delicious and hip dining experience. The dry soup mix of the past was made of highly processed broth (probably infused with MSG), questionable meat and vegetables dehydrated to such a point that it is […]

Native American Tribes Bordering Glacier Seek Protection For Sacred Lands

A section of the Glacier National Park wilderness area may be protected from energy development thanks to a recent proclamation signed by representatives from several Native American tribes. Signed by tribal chiefs and leaders representing the Blackfoot Confederacy, the proclamation seeks protection for the Badger-Two Medicine area from energy development. The proclamation aligns the Confederacy […]

Get Through Winter With The Outdoor Research Heated Gloves

How important is it to keep your digits warm this winter? Is it important enough to justify spending hundreds of dollars on a pair of gloves? Outdoor Research’s Lucent Heated Gloves will change your life and may become a gear item you can’t live without. However, getting your hands on a pair will set you […]

Best Five Four-Season Tents For Your Next Winter Camping Trip

A Good Four-Season Tent For Winter Camping   Winter is, without a doubt, one of my favorite times to embark on a camping adventure. There’s something about freezing air that makes sleeping outside even more special. Every component of camp takes on a new meaning when you have to survive in sub zero temperatures. Campfires […]

Pocket-Size Survival Gear That Could Save Your Life

I first got to thinking about pocket-sized outdoor gear when working on the Survival Gear For A House Haunting. The article featured two impressive pieces of gear that fit in your pocket but included some important emergency tools. The first product was the VSSL Outdoor Utility Flashlight, flashlight small enough to fit in your pocket […]

Best Five Fall Hikes In The Rocky Mountains

Stores may be starting to discount their summer hiking gear by the time fall starts in the Rocky Mountains. For many hikers, however, the season is really just beginning. More and more, hikers are extending their time on the trails before winter arrives and freezes them over until springtime. The change in season offers more […]

Mountain Hardwear's Ghost Whisperer Down is an Epic Ultralight Jacket

Lightweight Down Jacket For Hiking And Backpacking 7.5 ounces — that’s the only weight you can expect to add to your load with the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Down Jacket. Small enough to fit in its pocket, the jacket is designed for ultralight backpacking, hiking and climbing and is stacked with the essentials for a […]

Glacier National Park Shatters Attendance Record

31-Year Attendance Record Broken With Time To Spare Thanks to the millions of visitors that visited the park this year, 2014 has just become a historical year for Glacier National Park. The previous record for the most visitations in a single year was held in 1983 when 2,203,847 people came through the park. This record […]

Survival Gear For A House Haunting

Halloween is fast approaching and with it comes a host of problems that people around the world (or at least in the countries that celebrate this holiday) will have to face. Scantily-clad college students and darkly clothed, hard to see trick-or-treaters running around the streets are some of the most common annoyances. But many households […]