Helinox Cot One Vs Cot Lite

helinox cot one vs cot lite

 

A nice cot can mean a big difference in how you sleep if you are backpacking or just out for a weekend camping trip. Hard ground and cold weather don’t combine well to make for a good sleeping experience.

With a camping cot, however, you can enjoy your hike or camping experience so much more.

You will have a place to sit and even to store some of your gear underneath the cot, although don’t expect too much room as they are usually just a few inches off of the ground.

The Helinox Cot One and the Helinox Cot Lite are two popular cots to take with you when you are away from your warm bed for a few nights.

Compare these two cots with your budget, preferences, and particular camping or backpacking context. By looking at these two products side by side, you’ll be better able to make the right choice for you.

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Asolo Fugitive GTX Vs Salomon Quest 4D GTX Review

asolo fugitive gtx vs salomon quest 4d gtx

 

Hiking or work boots have to be right for your particular situation, for example, for the type of hiking you do or your job. The last thing you want to have to deal with is hurting feet because your boots don’t fit right.

In this review, we will take a closer look at the Asolo Fugitive GTX and the Salomon Quest 4d GTX to help you determine which will give you the best fit and comfort.

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Best Dehydrated Eggs for Backpacking

The Best Tasting Eggs

 

I think everyone’s reaction upon first discovering powdered eggs is the same… gross. But if you’ve made it here you are likely one of the enlightened few who know it’s possible to make delicious eggs when you’re camping or backpacking without the unacceptable risk of carrying real eggs! Here we take a look at some of the best tasting powdered eggs to help you make an informed choice on which ones to try out on your next expedition.

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Best Dog Deterrent For Runners

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A nice run doesn’t need to be interrupted by a dog who thinks you’re something to chase and chew on. All jokes aside, it’s important that you keep yourself safe while you run from dogs who can potentially harm you.

Even if you’re not a runner, but you’re out on your bike or walking a lot, dogs can make a nice outing difficult.

Purchasing some sort of dog deterrent or dog repellent is a good idea for meter readers, mail delivery workers, or others who regularly work outside where dogs are likely to be.

You have a few options when you consider a deterrent or repellent: a spray or a noise maker that causes dogs to leave you alone.

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What is the Best Glue For Shoe Sole Repair?

a man applying glue to a shoe

 

After dropping a lot of money on a pair of boots, you expect them to last a while. Even when you’ve had them for several years and walked dozens of miles in them, you want them to last just a bit longer.

Shoe repair glue can be just what you need to give your boots a bit longer of a life. This type of glue provides adhesion and flexibility to effectively repair your boots so you can wear them longer.

Choosing which one you want can be a bit daunting since there are so many types on the market.

You can save yourself some money by not going to the cobbler and paying to have your shoes repaired.

You’ll also save time by not having to bring your boots there or to pick them up. The best part is not having to buy new boots since you can fix them yourself.

Here, we go through some of the different glues available to you so you can make the right choice to repair your boots.

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Best MRE for Backpacking

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Toting around a bunch of cookware and a cooking stove when you’re going hiking is not something you want to do. Backpacking equals lightweight and easy-to carry.

If you’re going to be camping in one location for a while and don’t have to hike very far to get to your location, on the other hand, it makes sense to bring in all of the extra equipment necessary to cook some great hot meals.

But when you’re on the move and walking for long distances over a period of several days, MREs, or Meals Ready to Eat, are the way to go.

You have a number of options to get ready for your next backpacking trip, so we’re going to lay out what a few of them are and explore their pros and cons.

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Rain Kilt Vs Rain Pants

Rain Kilts vs. Rain Pants

 

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.

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Klean Kanteen Vs Hydro Flask Vs Zojirushi

ydro Flask, Klean Kanteen, or Zojirushi

 

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.

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Osprey Exos 48 Vs Talon 44

osprey talon 44 vs exos 48

 

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!

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Lifestraw Vs Sawyer Mini: Which is Better?

lifestraw vs sawyer

 

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.

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MSR Hubba Hubba Vs Big Agnes Copper Spur

msr hubba hubba nx vs big agnes copper spur ul2

 

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.

Two of the best options out there are the MSR Hubba Hubba and the Big Agnes Copper Spur. Here are the differences between them and the best tent for your next big trip.

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GSI Pinnacle Soloist Vs Halulite Minimalist

GSI Soloist and Minimalist Sets

 

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 the good news is 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.

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Wise Foods Vs Mountain House Vs Backpackers Pantry

Mountain House, Backpackers Pantry, Wise

 

When it’s time to set up camp for the night or you need a quick meal on the trail, freeze dried meals can make it easy and quick to get the nutrition you need to keep strong while out in the wild.

Freeze dried meals are also great for emergency preparedness in case of bad weather or power outages.

All you have to do is heat some water, and add it to the food. You can also use cold water if you don’t have a way to heat any via a single burner or even a candle.

Mountain House, Backpackers Pantry, and Wise Foods are three companies that have a variety of such meals available to choose from so that you’re never without a hot meal when you’re away from civilization.

This product review compares three types of freeze-dried lasagna meals, one from each company.

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