backpacking


Gift Ideas For Backpackers

Backpacking and adventure travelers are pretty easy to please when it comes to holiday gifts. All you need to do is get them a shiny new piece of gear and you’re sure to see a smile when they open their gift. You pretty much can’t go wrong with a durable waterproof camera, a couple of compression sacks, or the latest […]


5 Gifts for Under $50

Looking for some gift ideas for that traveling child of yours or you vagabond friend, but have no idea what to get such a person? Here are some great gift ideas for that special traveler in your life. Everything you see on this list is traveler tested and apporved, which means this gifts are sure to get a good reaction. […]


Campsuds Biodegradable Soap

Campsuds Biodegradable Soap—The original effective, biodegradable travel/camping soap I was using Campsuds biodegradable soap long before the days when being green was cool and throwing the words “environmentally friendly” in front of any product was a standard marketing ploy in the market. In fact, my first memories of Campsuds go back to the days when my parents would buy a […]


REI Half Dome 4 HC Tent

REI Half Dome 4 HC Tent – Light and affordable four person tent. Picking out the perfect multi person backpacking tent can be tricky. One major factor that always haunts the cheapskate in me is the price of four person tents. If I am the only one paying for a tent that numerous other people will be using, I don’t […]


Sierra Designs Vapor Light 2 XL Tent

Sierra Designs Vapor Light 2 XL Tent – Great summer tent for two. I don’t know what its like where you live, but the weather is just now starting to get beautiful here. In fact, it is just about down right hot! I spent last weekend in an older backpacking tent that was hot, muggy, and no ventilation other than […]


MSR Skinny One Tent

MSR Skinny One Tent – Light one person tent. At first glance the MSR Skinny One Backpacking Tent might appear to be similar to a number of other one person backpacking tents. But, it is the things that you can’t really see in the pictures that make the MSR Skinny One Backpacking Tent really shine. If you are a backpacker […]


MSR XGK EX Stove

MSR XGK EX Stove – Another quality backpacking stove from MSR. In my honest opinion, Moutain Safety Research makes some of the best backpacking stoves out there. They have definitely set the bar when it comes to well crafted and efficient backpacking stoves. It amazes me how they constantly improve their products and come up with new ones that are […]


Big Agnes Gore Pass 3 Tent

Big Agnes Gore Pass 3 Tent – Lightweight, but plenty of room. Finding a three person backpacking tent is no problem. Finding a lightwieght, three person backpacking tent is no problem either. Finding a lightweight, three person backpacking tent with enough room for three big guys; that can be a problem. Many times when you find a “big” three person […]