Category: Hiking

Ross Sanner discusses some of the best camping gear.

Shifting Gear—Some of the Best Available Camping Gear

As an avid outdoorsman, I’ve scoured the Internet on a couple of occasions looking for the newest and sweetest gear for camping. Don’t get me wrong; they’re all interesting, but there’s certainly a number of useless camping novelties out there. For every innovative water filtration system, there’s an air mattress with built-in speakers. For every lightweight camp stove, there’s a… Read more →

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No Rime or Reason, Part 2: The U.S’s Best Parks for Winter Camping

This is part of a two-part series on winter camping. Additionally, I’ve written two additional blogs on the logistics of the subject, that can be found here and here. The wind howls. The snow falls. Winter may seem an inhospitable time of year, but between the storms, there are moments of stillness and peace that can be hard to find.… Read more →

PFC Free Gear

PFC, or perfluorocarbons, are a compound that makes your pots and pans “non stick” and your favorite hiking or camping gear “water repellant” or “waterproof”. But it’s increasingly come under fire and has been linked to various cancers and birth defects. We live and learn, and many companies are beginning to ban the use of PFCs in their products. That’s… Read more →