Review and Opinion: The High Sierra Classic 2 Series Summit 45L Internal Frame Backpack
Trying out the High Sierra Classic 2 Series Summit Backpack was a no-brainer. With a price tag under $100 and a 45L capacity, this pack is cheap enough and has the capacity to hold enough gear for a quick overnighter to a weekend trip. Check out my review and opinion of the best budget pack yet.
My Top 3 Low-Budget Hiking and Backpacking Gear Choices for the Frugal Hiker
It's time to get out there and start backpacking and hiking. For those just starting out, you may not want to spend a ton of money on something that you won't enjoy. I will help you stretch your dollar and find excellent, lightweight backpacking and hiking gear at a great price as usual.
Dolly Sods: An Outstanding Backpacking Adventure You'll Love
Are you a hiking or backpacking enthusiast? Here's why you should visit the 17,371 acres, varying terrain, and abundant foliage of the Dolly Sods Wilderness in the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia.
What to Pack on Your First Hitchhiking Trip: A Beginner's Guide
Deciding what to put in your backpack for your first hitchhiking trip can be a hassle. You are worried about forgetting the important stuff and packing useless junk. This list is the perfect guide for beginners eager to embark on their first journey!
Backpacking at Mohican-Memorial State Forest
Planning a backpacking adventure at Mohican-Memorial State Forest in Central Ohio? Here are some insider tips on where to hike for a short day trip and a longer over-nighter, Park trail vs. Forest trail comparison, and details on park and pack campsites!
How to Choose Between the Osprey Talon 22 and Osprey Talon 33
Should you go for a smaller pack with less capacity or step up and get more volume with the next larger model? That's usually the dilemma when deciding among packs.
Hiking Emerald Lake and Moon Lake in Durango, Colorado
Pine River Trail to Emerald Lake and Moon Lake in the Weminuche Wilderness is beautiful. It winds through forest, meadows, and fields of wildflowers. Here's a report from our three-day honeymoon hike to Emerald Lake and Moon Lake in Weminuche Wilderness, Colorado
How to Purify Water When You Are Camping or Backpacking
From Giardia and Crypto to Hepatitis A and E. coli, there are some nasty little critters lurking in your drinking water. Be prepared in an emergency too, by having the skills to purify water.
How to Use a Bounce Box on a Long-Distance Backpacking Trip
The bounce box, or drift box, provides access to gear and supplies on your backpacking trip without actually having to carry it on your back the entire time.
Types of Backpacking Stoves: Choosing the Best Stove for Your Camping Adventure.
What is the best backpacking stove for your next wilderness adventure? This article covers the advantages and disadvantages of the most popular types of camping stoves.
The Best Knives for Backpacking: Choosing the Right Outdoor Knife
A well-made knife can be a great hiking companion. Outbound Dan reviews several knives from multi-tools to neck knives for backpacking.
Backpacking Survival Stories: Using a Knife to Escape From a Falling Sled
In what began as a simple solo snowshoeing trip in the Adirondack backcountry, a momentary lack of safety protocol pits a backpacker against potential death. Only a knife can change his fate.