Lawson Blue Ridge Camping Hammock: Best of Two Worlds

Everyone loves a hammock. That's why, when I started searching for a backpacking tent, I chose the Lawson Blue Ridge Camping Hammock. Sometimes it's hard to find a nice flat place to pitch a tent and sleep on t...
kamp-rite tent cot review

Kamp-Rite Oversize Tent Cot Review

My Kamp-Rite Oversize Tent Cot review started when I needed a solution to this year's camping challenge at my house: I have a 12-year-old that wants to use my backpacking hammock tent for camping instead of sha...
Kayak Hunting

Start Kayaking!

Kayaking is an intimate way to run a river, float a lake, or fish a cove. Your muscles power the kayak and you'll only go as fast as you are strong. This is why I'm partial to kayaks and most human-powered mach...
Hats & Gloves

Small Gear, Big Difference: Hats and Gloves!

Until recently, I haven't put enough thought and time into glove and hat options for my adventures. Roughing my way through everything without hats or gloves, I usually ended up with cut knuckles, broken finger...

Even Cavemen Had Tools: The Starter Tool Kit

Hammering, drilling, nailing, and sanding -- these actions mean "building" to many people, but also they mean frustration and pain to rookies. In this case rookies include recent grads, youth who didn't take sh...
alps outdoorz commander pack review

ALPS OutdoorZ Commander + Pack Bag Review

The ALPS Commander + Pack Bag rules the affordable heavy-load hunting pack space. The ALPS OutdoorZ Commander + Pack Bag is a beast! I took the ALPS OutdoorZ Commander Frame + Pack Bag through the paces ...
Timberwolf Mountain

Be the Rookie: Elk Camp!

For me, hunting started small, then grew, and now I'm totally hooked. Growing up in North Idaho, I had a small amount of exposure to hunting just from proximity to other friends and a hunting community. I to...