Archives for July 2015

The Best 4-Person Tents of 2015

Best 4-Person Tents of 2015 While we’ve already covered the best 2-person tents of 2015, we recognize that many of our readers like to camping with a larger crowd. Whether you’re planning on camping with your family or just a couple of buddies, there are many situations in which a 4-person tent is more suitable […]

Monster Fire Forces Evacuations in Glacier National Park

Reynolds Creek Fire Erupts in Glacier National Park Last month, we wrote about a fire that was threatening Glacier National Park. That fire, the Glacier Rim Fire, covered only about 100 acres before being extinguished in a timely manner, and no damage was done to the park itself. The park is not so lucky this time […]

Who Needs a Sleeping Bag When You Have a Selk’bag?

The Selk’bag Sleeping Bag For every camping trip, you need both a sleeping bag or quilt and a warm jacket. Why waste time searching for both when you can just get the best of both worlds with the Selk’bag Sleeping Bag?  This “sleeping bag” is like the high-tech, grown up cousin of the Snuggie, and it is […]

The Best Hiking & Trail Shoes of 2015

Best Hiking & Trail Shoes of 2015 As we continue to bring you all of the best gear available in 2015, today we will focus on hiking and trail shoes. Footwear is, of course, an essential part of every hiker and backpacker’s equipment, and having the right shoes can mean the difference between relaxation and […]

Shower Anywhere with the RinseKit!

The RinseKit Portable Shower If you’re going on a casual camping trip with your family, or if you just aren’t the biggest fan of completely roughin’ it when you’re in the backcountry, then odds are you would ideally like to maintain some level of hygiene on your adventures. Of course, when you’re in some of […]

Glacier National Park’s InstaMeets Grow in Popularity

Glacier National Park’s “InstaMeets” are a Big Hit In this day and age, even the most natural and rural settings have come to embrace the advent of technology, and in particular, social media. Glacier National Park is no different. As the park continues to attract record numbers of visitors this summer – including many younger, […]

Spyderco Para Military 2: A Do-It-All Knife

Spyderco Para Military 2 Knife As we’ve mentioned before on this site, it’s always worth looking into getting an excellent knife for outdoor survival. However, you don’t always have to shop for products that are intended solely for the outdoors. A knife is one such product. For obvious reasons – namely, price, bulk, and so […]

The Best Lightweight Jackets of 2015

Best Lightweight Jackets of 2015 – Hiking & Backpacking While summer might currently be upon us, hopefully blessing us all with great weather for outdoor activities, we must always be cognizant of the fact that weather can change rapidly, and all serious backpackers and hikers need to be prepared for the elements. Whether you’re a […]

Hennessy Explorer Ultralight Hammock: A Hammock for the Extreme

Hennessy Explorer Ultralight Hammock While most hammocks are designed simply for rest and relaxation, there are certainly situations in which you want a hammock to be a little more high-performance; to have the ability to contend with the elements and whatever else mother nature might throw at you. If you’re camping in a hammock, you’ll […]

Glacier National Park’s Summer off to a Record Start

Glacier National Park Tourism Booming It has already been a great year for Glacier National Park, with tourism numbers on pace to break the record that was set just this past year. Both the park and its surrounding areas are reporting record numbers of visitors, sales, and more thus far in 2015, and with excellent […]