So you’re an avid backpacker and experienced outdoor weekend warrior but your new significant other doesn’t quite have the same experience or love for the outdoors as much as you do, but they are willing to give it a try? read more
How to Make Sure a Beginner in the Outdoors will Hate it Forever We all start at the same place in life. Even going as far back as birth, we are new to the world and know absolutely nothing of it. read more
What to bring on a day hike. Day hikes are the shortest variety of hikes that we do. They require minimum gear and only, at most, a day to complete – sans, why they call it a “day” hike.read more
What campers are saying
Outfitter XXL Quick Tent - This has to be my favorite tent of all time. It's quick deploy system is amazing. After a long day of hiking on the AT, all I have to do is pull this out of the bag, lock in the two largest poles and pull a string and I'm ready to go! I would recommend to anyone interested in a 3 season 1 person tent.
Celsius XL -18°C/0°F Sleeping Bag - I dislike the mummy bag and found this bag the perfect answer. Roomy,keeps me warm and just what I was looking for and it is also nice looking to boot!! No –it would not be great for backpacking but other than that top notch buy!
Adventurer Camp Cot - Decided to get this cot and the ComfortLite™ XL self inflating pad. The two work together very well. Cot went together well, has great tension, the side bars lock in place from the top and can't be removed from any other angle so the bars won't fall off like I have had in my military issued cot. Carry bag is of high quality. Super comfortable with the self inflating pad. Stable.
Canyon2100 Backpack - This pack is tough, and by far the best for the buck on the market. Fabric and stitching is by far better and more durable than others on the market, and half the cost. Perfect size for a serious day hike with lots of gear like ropes and harnesses etc and even big enough for a light weight overnigher. Nice strap for ropes on the top and great pockets to keep gear organized. Grommets in the bottom to let water out if you're canyoneering. A great pack!
ComfortLite™ Self Inflating Camp Pad - Decided to upgrade to this pad from the Thermarest scout mattress, which also wasn't bad for its price but wanted something wider and thicker to fit the size of a cot. This Teton Sports pad fits the Teton Adventurer's Cot wonderfully, is nice and thick, grips the surface of the cot well, and just works amazing. Very comfortable.