Category Archives: Camping Tips

A quick overnight campout with the guys

We have been wanting to do something like at least a quick overnight campout for some time.  Coordinating schedules amongst even a small group of guys is challenging.  We figured out the date though and we had a spectacular overnight campout. Two … Continue reading

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Quick tip for tent seam sealing

My buddy Tom writes… Just a quick tip for seam sealing a tent or any structure that’s made of nylon that’s been sewed together. I bought a screen tent for my camping trip to Mammoth [California] this year — my … Continue reading

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Some Tent Etiquette

Some things are okay to do in a tent, but only if it’s a one-man tent.  Tent etiquette people! Three of us did a quick backpacking trip up into some mountains in the snow. We each had our own bivy … Continue reading

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Day Hiking Gear Choices Make Your Trek More Enjoyable

Recently I went for a 7am hike with the boys at Red Rock Canyon Park in Old Topanga Canyon.  I always think I can wing it and figure out what to bring without a problem.  These days it seems I … Continue reading

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Things to Bring Camping

Choosing what things to bring camping leads to some tough choices. No one wants to get out in the backcountry and find that they are missing that one key piece of equipment that would make the difference between life and … Continue reading

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Bring Best Backpacking Shoes, but Don’t Skimp on Time and Resources

Sometimes skimping on things is more costly (and heavier) than not. Sometimes we get a little too smart for ourselves. We think we know our gear quite well and think we know what to expect from the gear. So we … Continue reading

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Backpacking Food Plans and Sharing Food

Our regular group of guys usually plans to share some food. I have a regular group of guys with whom I love to go backpacking. On one trip or another we will have other people join us. We’re all happy … Continue reading

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Zip Lock Bags Rule! – A favorite camping tip

Packing for lightweight backpacking can be challenging. Some people put a lot of work into making their own sleeping gear and shelters. Other people don’t mind splurging on the newest and coolest gear (hey, who doesn’t love new gear toys?). … Continue reading

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Crocs: Trail shoes for the backcountry

When you are choosing hiking shoes for your backpacking adventure there is well over a gazillion choices.  It’s important to have a solid, supportive pair of shoes for most of your walking.  Depending on how much weight you carry you might … Continue reading

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Complete Backpacking Checklist

Our comprehensive backpacking checklist is your guide to packing smart and remembering to pack everything you need to bring.  Of course, we think our app is a very useful tool to help manage you packing.  Hopefully you will find our gear … Continue reading

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