Do you know what I hate about camping? Other than mosquitos? I hate trying to use my regular old kitchen pots and pans on an open fire. My most recent attempt at this ended with the poor pot being totally scalded and trashed by the end of the trip. But good news… you don’t have to take your everyday stuff into the forest next time you go backpacking.
Meet the incredible GSI cook sets: Pinnacle Soloist and Halulite Minimalist. These two pots take up under a pound in your baggage, and they can make great camp meals in no time! Pair them with a micro stove and you have the perfect outdoor micro kitchen.
So what’s the difference between these two products? Keep reading to find out which one best fits your needs.
If you need a quick way to boil water while backpacking or camping, Jetboil makes two excellent models for this purpose. The Jetboil Flash and the smaller Jetboil Zip are awesome cooking systems to use while in the wilderness!
Basically, Jetboilcooking systems are tiny gas stoves with mugs that sit directly on top of them. When not in use, you can pack everything back into the metal mug. These are great for boiling instant meals or just water for coffee.
The Jetboil Flash and the Jetboil Zip are extremely similar models. However, they do have their differences. Which is best for your needs? Read on to see which Jetboil will be best for your next camping excursion.
If you’re going to be spending time way out in the wilderness or backpacking through foreign countries, access to clean water can make or break your trip. In fact, your life may depend on it! Don’t find yourself in a bad situation. Equip your travel kit with a portable water filter that allows you to drink without fear of E.coli or other water-born demons!
Here are the top two water filtration straws on the market: the Lifestraw and the Sawyer Mini. Basically, these filtration systems are straws that clean out the bad stuff as you sip. Once the water hits your mouth, it’s clean and free of dangerous organisms that can make you sick!
Initially, the Lifestraw and the Sawyer Mini may appear exactly the same. However, they are about as different as they could be! Which is better? Read on to find out.
When it comes to awesome outdoor packs, Osprey backpacks are always an excellent choice. My Osprey pack is an indispensable part of every trip, from urban jet-setting to international moves to long stays in the great outdoors!
However, there are so many different Osprey options that it can be hard to choose. When it comes to smaller, one or two-day packs, there are two main options: the Talon 44 and the Exos 48. So which is better? Read on and find out!
As the oceans fill up with plastic and people begin to learn about the effects of BPA on the human body, more and more of the outdoorsy crowd are looking for an alternative to the usual plastic water bottle. The search for the perfect travel flask can be daunting, however! The market is saturated with cups of all types.
When it comes to top quality, however, the best travel mugs come from three companies: Hydro Flask, Klean Kanteen, and Zojirushi. You’re probably familiar with the first two. The Zojirushi is not as well-known as the Hydro Flask or the Klean Kanteen, but it’s definitely a contender for the title of top travel mug!
At a glance, they all seem pretty much the same. So, which mug is the best? Read on to find out which cup is worth your investment.
The Hydro Flask bottle trend is garnering worldwide attention these days. You see that happy-looking logo wherever you go! Even I have given into the Hydro Flask hysteria! But is this bottle the best stainless steel travel bottle out there?
There are other bottles out there that have been a staple in the outdoor industry for longer than the Hydro Flask has existed. One of these is the tried-and-true Yeti bottle. Wondering which to invest in?
For this review, we are going to contrast the 36 ounce Yeti with its 40-ounce Hydro Flask counterpart to help you make that decision.
For all the backpacking enthusiasts, there can’t be enough lightweight tips. So here we are with another one. Today we target an important issue regarding travel precautions, which is protection against rain.
When you are packing light, you can compromise on lots of things but you don’t want to be dripping wet in the rain.
There is an easy solution to that. Nowadays, you can buy or even make your own rain protection gear. Rain kilts and rain pants are both used for this purpose. They are specifically made from water repelling material and are supposed to be lightweight. However, we discuss which one is your best option by comparing the two.
Are you in the market for a new tent? Please don’t waste $100 on a cheap tent that won’t last you more than a few nights! If you enjoy getting out and exploring the great outdoors, it’s worth it to invest in a high-quality option for one of your most important pieces of gear: your tent.
One of the best brands for mountaineering backpacks is Osprey. The company is well-known for the quality and variety of their products. Sometimes though, there’s such a thing as too much variety.