Best Camping Stoves

camping stove

Whether you are a backcountry backpacker, a car camper, or someone looking to warm up a cup of coffee on the trail, a camping stove is a secret weapon for a great outdoors experience. Depending on what you want, whether it is to cook up a storm and embrace the best of ‘glamping’ or to …

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Windbreaker Jackets

Patagonia Houdini Windbraker

A good windbreaker jacket can be worth its weight in gold.  We went on a quest to find the best one. Many windbreakers are cheap and flimsy, and despite their name don’t protect you well from the elements.  We wanted to find the best windbreaker jackets that held up to nature’s surprises and some normal …

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Kayak Carts

Nine out of ten times, you will see kayaks being transported via trailers on the rear end of a vehicle. However, if you are reading this right now, you most likely have either seen or thought of an alternative- kayak carts! Kayak carts are an excellent, space-saving, vehicle-free, reliable method to transport a kayak or …

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Best Men’s Fanny Pack

When you are active outdoors, carrying a fanny pack is one of the best ways to keep your hands free. There’s just no need for a bulky backpack or messenger bag, especially if you’re going out for a while. Carrying around a fanny pack is a convenient, safe, and practical way to store and easily …

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Choosing the Best Hiking Boots for Any Adventure

When exploring the great outdoors, the importance of wearing high-quality footwear cannot be overstated. The right hiking boots provide comfort, safety, and protection from the elements. A good comfort level allows for extended endurance during your hike and a more pleasurable experience overall. A durable, intelligent design keeps you safe from dangerous wildlife, sharp sticks, …

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Best Ice Fishing Line

Ice fishing line is a different breed than your summer angling line. You need durability; the line will be rubbing against jagged ice and ice shelter hole edges. You also need line that will not freeze stiff, but will remain soft and flexible even when coated with freezing water and ice. Just like with everything …

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Altra Lone Peak vs. Hoka Speedgoat

Trail running is a great way to get some fresh air and enjoy the outdoors. However, it also can be more physically demanding than pounding on asphalt, with greater risks of injury. That’s why your choice of shoes is oh-so-crucial. Good trail running shoes provide protection and stability on both even and uneven terrain. They …

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Camelbak vs. Yeti vs. Hydro Flask Bottles

The market for water bottles, tumblers, and flasks has exploded in recent years, and the quality of products has taken a big step forward.  The days of plain, plastic water bottles are going away.  Instead, high-quality, BPA-free, insulated bottles are becoming the new norm.  These are bottles that, if cared for properly, will last you …

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