Campsite Basics?

Not sure if I agree with all of it, but hey, might as well be comfy A funny take on camping by REI. Click on the picture for the whole thing:

Choosing a 3-Season Sleeping Bag

A quality sleeping bag is everything. Trust me on that. I tried cheap. I tried 45 bags in 20 degree weather. I hated every night I slept out. I was always cold. Then one day I coughed up the $$ for my first down bag. It was heaven. It was worth the cost. Lesson? Don’t […]

#TurnItGreen With REPREVE Recycled

#TurnItGreen With REPREVE Recycled


Something that frustrates me to no end is garbage on hiking trails, even when snowshoeing in winter! And what often is that garbage? Oh, I am sure you can guess it: empty disposable water bottles. 16.9 ounces of thin plastic, at home in the heather. Or jammed into a tree root. On any popular hike […]

How to Choose and Fit a Backpack

Part 2 of backpacks? Well, what size do you buy? How do you fine tune the fit? If you ignore this…you will pay later with a hurting neck and or back!