Camping Gear

Sea to summit sleep system

Sea to Summit comfort sleep system for the summer

Jade 53

Gear up for backpacking season with the Gregory Jade 53

Rumpl puffy

Rumpl printed down puffy blanket for spring

2mycharge

myCharge Adventure Ultra Portable Charger

Get ready for spring break travel with IceMule

Get ready for spring break travel with IceMule

Best Camping Tents

Best Camping Tent for 2019

Katadyn Gravity BeFree 3.0 L filter

Katadyn Gravity BeFree 3.0 L filter

Big Agnes Big Joe Duffel for multi-purpose packing

Big Agnes Big Joe Duffel for multi-purpose packing

Beautiful, soft wool from Wuru Wool

Wūru Wool: Organic Comfort for all Seasons

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KAVU: Function and Irresistible Prints

Gregory Paragon men’s backpack

By Amy / March 24, 2020 /

It’s time to make sure you’re ready for backpacking season, and so I had my adult son try out the new Gregory Paragon men’s pack. This pack comes in three sizes: 48L, 58L, and 68L. We personally feel that the 58L option is the sweet spot for anyone who is not an ultralight backpacker and…

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Ultralight backpacking options from Therm-a-Rest

By Amy / March 17, 2020 /

Are you all geared up for the upcoming backpacking season? Sleeping bags and pads have become lighter than ever, while not compromising on warmth, so if you’re ready to snuggle in without breaking your back in the trail, read on! Therm-a-Rest Vesper quilt: Cozy up at night while only carrying 19 ounces on your back.…

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Sleeping pads geared toward car camping comfort

By Amy / March 10, 2020 /

Camping season is just around the corner, and whether you’ll be cozying up in a tent, yurt, rustic cabin, or camper, you deserve a good night’s rest. There are amazingly lightweight backpacking pads out there, but when I am driving to my campsite, I am down for some extra padding and comfort. Enter two choices…

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Road trip and camping essential: LifeSaver Jerrycan

By Amy / March 3, 2020 /

If you crave outdoor adventure or like to be off-the-grid while you’re traveling, you’ve had to think through a plan for bringing potable water along for the ride. Yes, you can opt for a few rinsed out milk jugs of tap water, and you should probably go ahead and stash those somewhere in your rig,…

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GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Backpacker cookware set

By Amy / January 14, 2020 /

Ready to head into the woods with your favorite person and cook up a meal or two? GSI Outdoors has my favorite cookware set for the occasion. Why I love the Bugaboo Backpacker set: this cookware system is all-purpose, affordable, and convenient. The entire set nests into the included pot, and the total weight is…

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ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger: Ready for Adventure

By Leah Guill / November 29, 2019 /

Annnnd in this corner of the World, weighing in at just under a pound, is the ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger! Not only is this charger waterproof, it is also solar and wireless. It is the size of a smartphone in a rugged case. Let’s get into the details about the ROC Waterproof 10,000mAh Charger. As…

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Selkirk

Camping stove for 2020: GSI Outdoors Selkirk 540

By Amy / November 19, 2019 /

‘Tis the season to buy that camper in your life the new gear he or she is fawning over (or maybe that camper is you, and you’re ready to treat yourself this holiday season…that’s just fine, too!). If you have an RV, camper van, or tent camper in your life, I can guarantee that person…

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Gravity-based water filter system round-up

By Amy / August 27, 2019 /

We recently reviewed my go-to gravity-based water filter system, the Katadyn Gravity BeFree system. However, more brands have joined the game. Read on for reviews of two additional gravity-based systems, both of which have their pros and cons. LifeStraw Flex with gravity bag: Pair the confidence you already have in LifeStraw with the convenience of…

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Pelican Dayventure backpack cooler: ready-made for outdoor adventure

By Amy / August 20, 2019 /

This seems to be the summer of the soft-sided cooler…I’ve seen them everywhere. My favorite by far are the backpack designs, so that I can be hands-free to carry more gear to the lake, river, or campsite. I’ve found soft-sided coolers to be winning in the road trip department as well, as they’re easy to…

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Grayl GEOPRESS purifier for backcountry and travel

By Amy / August 13, 2019 /

My son recently traveled for three weeks through Indonesia. Then, I traveled across the Eastern Sierra in California. Vastly different places, but we had something in common: we both utilized the water treatment system that is the Grayl GEOPRESS Purifier. My Grayl in the wild. We both needed purified water during our trips; he didn’t…

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