North Face Venture 2 Jacket Review – The Ultimate Rain Jacket?

north face venture 2 jacket

Whether I’m trekking up the mountainside or casually strolling along a well-kept path, the last thing I want to run into is a heavy rainstorm. No one likes getting soaked! Not only is it extremely uncomfortable, but wet clothes can become a health issue in colder weather. Over the years, I’ve been through countless rain … Read more

Yeti vs Hydro Flask: A Detailed Comparison

hydro flask

The reusable bottle market is booming, and it’s not hard to see why. Everyone’s learning that disposable bottles cause a lot of damage to the environment. Their sluggish decomposition pace means these hazardous effects will persist for centuries. In fact, plastic bottles take 450 years to decompose. That’s 20 to 45 times longer than plastic … Read more

Mr. Heater Buddy Review — Is It Any Good?

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve gone camping in the winter, and end up bringing a whole suitcase of layers just so I won’t freeze my butt off. All of that extra weight makes the hike to the campsite a lot more exhausting (as my knees can attest to). But, is there a … Read more

What Is The Best Hiking Watch In 2020?

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If you’re in a rush, I recommend the Garmin Fenix 3 as the best hiking watch available today. Since the advent of the Apple Watch, smart watches have been booming. Specifically in the outdoors world, these tools have become quite the staple with tech-savvy hikers. They can help you track how far you hiked, how … Read more

The 5 Best Hatchets of 2020 – Reviewed & Ranked

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If you’re in a rush, get yourself the X7 from Fiskars. Hatchets are sort of like a Swiss army knife – at quick glance, a simple tool. But under close inspection, an invaluable companion for outdoor enthusiasts. Your trusty hatchet can be used to cut firewood, drive tent stakes, or even dig holes if needed. … Read more

What Is The Best Compass for Hiking In 2020?

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If you’re in a rush, I’ll save you some time by recommending the Suunto MC-2G. It’s incredibly reliable and my personal daily driver. Going hiking? Then you NEED a compass. There’s no if, and’s, or butt’s about it! Your trusty compass will get you out of a pinch when your phone battery dies. Or, when … Read more

Yeti Roadie 20 Review

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The cooler. The myth. The legend. Well-known as the leader in the ice-cooler industry, Yeti products are famous for their quality design, extreme durability, and excellent ice retention. And amongst all their products, this one stands head-and-shoulders above the rest. But does the Yeti Roadie 20 live up to its reputation? Or is it overhyped? … Read more

Winter Camping 101: 12 Tips For Keeping Safe And Warm

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Most people associate camping with summertime. Which makes sense – the weather is nice, you don’t have to pack a lot of layers, and you can enjoy spending time in nature wearing nothing but a T-shirt and shorts. But as soon as you mention winter camping, things start to change. Camping in severe winter conditions … Read more