Winter Camping and Backpacking Tips

Winter Camping and Backpacking Tips

Winter Camping and Backpacking Tips   Some snow is not going to stop us from enjoying a good camping or backpacking weekend! But with winter, it’s important to take precautions and be smart about your choices of outdoor fun. It’s accurate to say there...
Do I need a Bear Canister?

Do I need a Bear Canister?

Many popular National Parks and Wilderness areas require a bear canister in the backcountry. Check local regulations online or call the nearest forest ranger station. If you are in bear country, bear canisters are a good idea even if not required by law. Hanging your...
Bear Country Backpacking and Camping

Bear Country Backpacking and Camping

Bear Country Backpacking and Camping Bears for the most part are not aggressive towards humans. They are magnificent creatures and encountering a bear in the wild is generally a very positive experience. It’s important to remember when you are in bear country,...
Clothing for Backpacking and Camping

Clothing for Backpacking and Camping

Clothing for Backpacking and Camping This article is especially important for backpacking, but has many good applications for hiking and camping. With the obvious caveat that the gear you need will depend on the time of year you are out, here are some tips and ideas...
Where to Camp

Where to Camp

Where to Camp? Camping opportunities are endless in the US. Most noteworthy are State Parks, BLM land (Bureau of Land Management), and privately owned campgrounds. Depending on where you would like to camp in the US and what time of year you are going, you may need an...