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As temperatures drop towards winter, don’t let the cold keep you from camping and backpacking. There are so many ways to stay warm and extend your adventures no matter what the conditions. A question we have seen come up is: “What about battery powered tent heaters and do they work?” Battery powered tent heaters do …

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The last thing you want when heading out on a hike or backpacking trip is a footwear failure. A hole in your shoe can become a huge annoyance as the miles progress. So, can you really use Gorilla Glue for shoe soles? Absolutely! Gorilla Glue has become a DIY repair staple for hikers, backpackers and …

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Having a good blade on hand is an essential part of camping. You’ll need a quality knife for everything from making s’more sticks to cutting rope and making repairs to miscellaneous items around camp. So, what makes a good camping knife? A good camping knife will have quality blade material that will resist corrosion, retain …

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Welcome to the wonderful world of “ultralight” backpacking. We all want a lighter pack weight while at the same time being as comfortable on the trail as possible. If you are ready to take this ambition to the next level. This article is for you! So, how light is ultralight backpacking? Ultralight backpackers have packs …

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Imagine this: you’re midway through a two week trip in the Pacific Northwest and – no surprise – it starts to rain. A slow drizzle quickly turns into a heavy downpour, so much so that your rain jacket is just another layer of wet on your skin. The rain continues for hours and, before you …

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From Italy comes the Zamberlan 1996 Vioz Lux GTX RR, an incredibly tough, heavyweight backpacking boot, ideal for the roughest trails or backcountry conditions. Comprised of handmade full-grain Tuscan leather, the Vioz Lux is ideal for multi-day trips under the heaviest loads. It is an upgrade on Zamberlan’s best selling 996 Vioz GTX boot, the …

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