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The Essential Family Camping Checklist

Apr 20 2012 | Family/Car Camping
A family camping checklist can save you from all sorts of problems once you're settled in your campsite. If you are planning a camping trip with your family, you need to be sure that you have everything you need for a fun, safe outing. Forgetting even one item...

Best Daypacks for Hiking - Our Top 5 Picks

Apr 16 2012 | Lightweight Backpacking
Day hiking has been an American past time since the early 1960’s when families piled into station wagons and headed down Route 66 to Yosemite, the Grand Canyon and other newly established National Parks. Today there’s no other better way to refresh the senses...
Day Packs for Hiking

How to Choose a Daypack for Hiking

Apr 11 2012 | DIY and More
Back when I first began hiking I didn’t think much about my daypack. I was young, inexperienced, and generally would just grab the same beat up backpack I used in school, shove it full of gear and food, and head up the trail for the day. Since I was just going...

Family Camping Activities For A Successful Camping Trip

Apr 05 2012 | DIY and More
When you're getting ready for your first family adventure into the woods, be prepared in advance with a long list of fun activities that the whole family can enjoy. Often, family members won't need any help deciding what to do with plenty to discover and explore...

Hozuki LED Lantern - A Guilty Pleasure

Apr 05 2012 | Comfort Backpacking
Snow Peak Reinvents the Camp Lantern Bottom Line: We know the Hozuki LED Lantern has no business being in our ultralight pack but we don't care, we love it! Quick Specs Manufacturer Snow Peak Weight 5.6oz Max Light Output 100 Lumens Run Time High: 8hrs/Low:80hrs Rechargeable No Batteries 4AA...
Lighten Your Load on the Trail

5 Simple Ways to Lighten Your Load on Your Next Backpacking Trip

Mar 31 2012 | DIY and More
Hike Longer & Faster with Less Weight I remember the first time I took a couple of friends out on the trail that had absolutely no experience in the woods.  They came back from Gander mountain with packs stocked full of gear ranging from a Bear Grylls Survival...

Family Camping Recipes: Five All-Time Favorites

Mar 21 2012 | Family/Car Camping
Everything Tastes Better in a Skillet! A camping trip is an excellent way to bring your family together. Nothing can compare to a few days in the fresh outdoor air. When it's over, you feel revived and ready to face the "real" world again. Some of my favorite times...

REI Kingdom 6 - In Depth Review

Mar 18 2012 | Family/Car Camping
REI Hits the Mark With This 6 Person Wilderness Suite Bottom Line: Nothing compares to the REI Kingdom 6 when it comes to family camping comfort in the great outdoors with room to spare and features galore. Quick Specs Manufacturer REI Weight 19lbs 12oz Fly...

Camp Chef Explorer 2 Burner Propane Stove Review

Dec 09 2011 | Family/Car Camping
If you're cooking for a family or group in the outdoors, Camp Chef has you covered Bottom Line: The Camp Chef Explorer 2 burner propane stove is built to last and makes a great camp kitchen upgrade regardless of whether you're car camping with the family or on...

3 Must See Wilderness Destinations in the Adirondack Park

Dec 02 2011 | DIY and More
The Adirondack Park contains a bit of everything ranging from the primordial rugged beauty of the Northeastern High Peaks region to the peaceful rolling wilderness of the lake country to the West.  We've compiled a list of 3 must see destinations within the park...