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Camping Gear Reviews

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Review of the Gregory Mountain Products Men’s Baltoro 65 Backpack

Internal Frame|

Lightweight and roomy, the Gregory Mountain Products Men's Baltoro 65 Backpack is the seriously upgraded version of the brand’s past options. Back ventilation isn’t the greatest, but that’s not exactly surprisingly considering most hiking backpacks, especially those of the internal frame variety, get you sweaty as all heck. Design A nylon bag with a single 7075-T6 [...]

Review of the Alps Mountaineering Zion External Frame Pack

External Frame|

Named for the beauty and majesty that makes up Zion National Park in southern Utah, the Alps Mountaineering Zion External Frame Pack is a good option in regards to price, however it does leave a few things to be desired. As an external frame pack, you won’t want to use it when scaling one of Zion’s many stunning rock formations, [...]

Review of Alps Mountaineering Youth Red Rock External Frame Pack

External Frame|

No doubt named for the many red rock formations that pepper the American West, the Alps Mountaineering Youth Red Rock External Frame Pack is a quality piece, especially for the price. Its waterproofing abilities leave a lot to be desired, but it’s still a lightweight option suitable for kids as well as adults. Design A top-loading [...]

Review of the Alps Mountaineering Bryce External Frame Pack

External Frame|

A solid, dependable option for a great price, the Alps Mountaineering Bryce External Frame Pack offers plenty of room to store your stuff. Named for the jaw-dropping Bryce Canyon National Park in southern Utah, you’ll be able to hike down into Bryce or any other canyon with this pack. If you’re looking for a quality external frame pack that won’t [...]

Sleeping Bags

Review of Genuine U.S. Military Goretex 5-Piece Improved Modular Sleeping Bag System

Four Season Bags|

A sleeping bag ideal for warm and cold weather camping, the Genuine U.S. Military Goretex 5-Piece Improved Modular Sleeping Bag System is a high-quality, if heavy, option. Designed for use even in -40-degree Fahrenheit weather, the bag lives up to its hype. If you’re a serious camper, consider this option a great investment. The Five Pieces The system includes [...]

Review of Sierra Designs DriDown Backcountry Bed 800-Fill 3 Season Sleeping Bag

Three Season Bags|

A mummy-style sleeping bag that actually allows you to sleep comfortably on your side or stomach, the Sierra Designs DriDown Backcountry Bed 800-Fill 3 Season Sleeping Bag is a three-season bag that’s very comfortable and spacious. Filled with the highest-quality duck down, you’re in for an awesome night of sleep when you use this option. Fantastic Design While traditional [...]

Review of the Nemo Nocturne 15 Degree Sleeping Bag by Nemo

Three Season Bags|

Hailed as much more comfortable than your average mummy sleeping bag, the Nemo Nocturne 15 Degree Sleeping Bag by Nemo is shaped to accommodate the way most people sleep. An incredibly warm option, if you love car camping and the occasional backpacking excursion, this bag is most definitely for you. Convenient Shape - LOVE IT! Providing space where it’s [...]

Review of the Slumberjack Latitude 40 Degree Synthetic Sleeping Bag

Summer Bags|

Warm and durable, the Slumberjack Latitude 40 Degree Synthetic Sleeping Bag is a mummy-style bag ideal for spring, summer, and early fall weather. Lightweight at a little over 3 pounds, the regular-size version of the sleeping bag accommodates people up to 6 feet in height (shoulder girth is 64 inches).  The bag also features Slumberloft™ synthetic insulation, polyester taffeta lining, [...]

Review of the Sierra Designs DriDown Backcountry Bed 600-Fill Sleeping Bag

Three Season Bags|

A high-performance option, the Sierra Designs DriDown Backcountry Bed 600-Fill Sleeping Bag is the fantastic alternative to the traditional mummy bag. Super comfy, this three-season bag easily protects from the elements and provides a full night's rest for the day of adventure ahead (even if you don't usually love snoozing in a bag). Stays in Place Nobody sleeps the [...]

Guide on How to Shop for the Best Sleeping Bag

Sleeping Bags & Camp Bedding|

At first glance, picking a sleeping bag might seem as easy as picking your favorite color on the rack -- but if you're going to get a bag you love for a long time, it's going to take a little more headspace than that. There are so many sleeping bags on the market, there's just no reason to settle for a [...]

Tents & Shelters

Review of Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow 6-Person Canvas Tent, Deluxe

Family Size Tents|

A sturdy, solid canvas option, the Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow 6-Person Canvas Tent, Deluxe is easy to set up but arguably challenging to put away. The tent offers its fair share of pluses and minuses, so the decision to purchase ultimately comes down to your region’s climate and where you intend to use the tent. Design Created with Hydra-Shield, 100% [...]

Reiview of the MSR Hubba NX 1-Person Tent

One-Person Tent|

The MSR Hubba NX 1-Person Tent is a free-standing one-person option that works very well for the solo camper/hiker/backpacker. Celebrated for how very lightweight it is, you won’t have any issues hauling this tent around with you, no matter how many miles you cover in a day. Design Made of 40-denier ripstop nylon and 15-denier nylon mesh, this tent’s [...]

Review of the Kelty TN 2 Person Tent

Two-Person Tents|

A highly-durable option, the Kelty TN 2 Person Tent is a freestanding piece with a nice number of nifty features. Designed for two people (clearly), this three-season tent is a great addition to your camping gear collection. Design Featuring a vestibule area of 10 by 10 square feet and a floor area of 27.5 square feet, the Kelty TN [...]

Review of Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Platinum Tent (2014)

One-Person Tent|

If you are like me and solo camping is one of your favorite things, you need a one-person tent that can withstand whatever you’re going to throw at it. The Big Agnes Fly Creek 1 Platinum Tent (2014) is a lightweight, freestanding, three-season option advertised as ideal for the experienced backpacker. Design This 1 person tent's design includes an awesome [...]

Review of Aqua-Quest ‘Single Pole’ Waterproof & Breathable Ultra Light Bivy Bivouac

Bivouacs|

When backpacking and faced with extreme weather, such as a sudden rain, hail, or snowstorm, having a bivy with you is a great thing. Designed to protect backpackers and hikers from not-awesome weather, bivy sacks easily slip over sleeping bags, providing additional warmth as well as protection against the elements. The Aqua-Quest 'Single Pole' Waterproof & Breathable Ultra Light Bivy Bivouac [...]

Blog  Journal

Children Who Camp: Direct Connection to Math, Science, and More Amazing Benefits

Family Camping|

A new study suggests children who go camping frequently, either with their parents or other supervisors, are not only happier and healthier, but also do better in school. Camping provides a direct connection with math and science, as kiddies come face-to-face with the outdoors rather than staring at it in a textbook. The study was conducted by the Institute of [...]

Best Hiking Trails in Utah

Trails|

Its time to get outside, grab your pack and take your friends or family on some amazing hikes right here in beautiful Utah.  Here we share with you our favorite local hikes that everyone can enjoy.  If you have a favorite spot near by, share with us in the comments - we'd love to hear from you. Stewart Falls Trail [...]

What Do They Know? Why Are Many of the Most Wealthy Planning on Bugging Out?

Preparedness|

Is doomsday looming closer to us? Watch the wealthiest in the world, and you'll get a clue that it might be.  They're building up stores, prepping, preparing bug-out locations, even purchasing offshore land to build landing strips and secure getaway locations. Many of our country's uber-rich are secretly preparing to "get out of dodge" before the SHTF. [...]

Tips to Make Your Family Camping Trip a Success

Family Camping|

You've heard that going camping as a family is a great way to bond and create memories with your loved ones that last forever. So you rent a campsite, load up your gear, and hit the road running with the hope that you, the kids and your special someone will have the time of your lives braving the [...]

Summer Sleeping Bags for Camping

How to Guides|

Whether you're the type of summer camper that likes sleeping under the stars in a tent, or a truck bed during summer camping and hiking trips, having the right sleeping bag makes all the difference.   There's nothing more frustrating than a sleepless night due not being prepared with the right equipment for the right campout.  A summer sleeping bag [...]