Category: The Great Outdoors

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 →

Which GPS Should You Get?

Autumn is back! With that crisp air comes a renewed desire for some cool-weather camping. But what about people who like to camp but don’t like the logistics that come with the trip? Lucky for you, The Guardian has released a superb aggregation of reviews for GPS devices, and one is surely to be just for you.   The five… 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 →

Top 3 National Parks to Explore This Fall

Glacier National Park While many hikers and other adventurers head straight towards more popular national parks such as Yosemite or Yellowstone, explorers from all over the country are slowly making their way to Glacier National Park. The vast beauty of Montana is definitely found in Glacier National Park, with more than 730 miles of mountain peaks, lakes, and meadows to… Read more →

4 Best Hiking Tips This Summer

Along with heading to the beach or perhaps the pool, hiking is another very common summer related activity for families, couples, and students. While hiking can be more relaxing than spending time under the beating sun in a local beach town, there are various safety precautions you need to keep in mind both before and during your hiking excursion. 1.… Read more →