Best Kids Hiking Backpack For Various Hikes and Ages

The best outdoor kids deserve the best kids hiking backpack. Not only will they feel more independent, a sturdy backpack can keep them safe. That’s why I’ve spent hours over the years to find the best kids hiking backpack. I’ve always loved hiking. My husband and I often hiked and camped as newlyweds and were[…]

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The Best Camping Hammock for Camping and Backpacking

Is there anything more relaxing than swinging in a hammock and listening to nothing but the sound of the wind in the trees? I don’t think so! If you are looking for the best camping hammock for your next camping or backpacking trip, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you want to replace your[…]

The Best Ultralight Hiking Backpack

After countless hours in specialty gear shops and on the trail spent timing switchbacks, testing base weights, and fitting straps, we are now ready to recommend the best ultralight hiking backpack for your next outdoor adventure. If you’ve read any of our other camping gear articles, you’ll know that we are big fans of getting[…]

The Ultimate Sleeping Bag for Year-Round Camping

After a long day of hiking, setting up camp, and a relaxing meal around a campfire, there is nothing so wonderful as climbing into my sleeping bag and falling asleep – as long as I’m warm enough to fall asleep, that is. If you’ve ever tried to sleep in a cheap or inadequate sleeping bag,[…]

The Best Bread Pan for Baking Homemade Bread

Once you’ve measured, kneaded, proofed, and shaped your favorite homemade bread dough, how much does the pan you bake it in influence the final result? Quite a bit, actually! The color and texture of the finished loaf are dependent on the pan you use. That’s not all; once the bread is baked and sliced, your[…]