Gear Review: Serac Sequoia Hammock
Aug12

Gear Review: Serac Sequoia Hammock

A lightweight hammock that big on comfort, functionality, and value. Quick hits: Pros: Comfortable fabric and comes with straps Cons: Short straps can limit setup options Overall: A comfortable and functional hammock at a great price Review: Hammock camping has become one of the most popular ways to sleep under the stars, and understandably so: it can reduce your pack weight, simplify your camp setup, and give you a more comfortable...

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Gear Review: Helinox Ridgeline Trekking Poles
Jul31

Gear Review: Helinox Ridgeline Trekking Poles

Helinox Ridgeline – Lightweight trekking poles for any environment   Quick Hits: Pro: One-lever system makes adjustments simple and easy Con: Can be a bit burdensome to carry when not using Overall: A solid trekking pole for any environment   Review: Anyone who has used trekking poles can quickly identify their Achilles Heel: the twist-to-lock mechanisms. There have been many times when I’ve used my trekking pole to...

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How to Choose Hiking Boots
Jul19

How to Choose Hiking Boots

Four tips to find your perfect hiking boots If you’ve been thinking about buying hiking boots, you’ve probably wandered how to choose the hiking boots that are best for you. After all, on the trail you’ll encounter rocks, roots, mud, mountains, streams (you know, the great outdoors), but those elements aren’t readily available when trying on boots in the store. However, there are 4 things you can do to help re-create trail...

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Gear Review: Minus 33 Algonquin Shirt
Jul14

Gear Review: Minus 33 Algonquin Shirt

Minus 33 Algonquin – a wool shirt that keeps you cool Quick Hits: Pro: Comfortable fit and odor free Con: Tight fit around my neck Overall: A great shirt for year-round hiking   Review: In all of my years of hiking I can think of only two shirts I’ve purchased specifically for my time on the trails. Both were long-sleeved hooded shirts purchased for sun protection (I am a bald guy, after all). When hiking in hot weather,...

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Gear Review: Enertor Performance Insoles
Jul11

Gear Review: Enertor Performance Insoles

Enertor Performance Insoles make hiking easier Quick Hits: Pro: Helps make hiking and running easier Con: Heel cup takes getting used to Overall: A good boot/shoe insole that makes hiking and running more comfortable on your feet   Review: After a full day of hiking, especially when wearing hiking boots, many people will experience sore, tired feet. And that makes sense. You’ve just put your feet through the wringer – hiking over...

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Gear Review: Osprey Talon 22 Backpack
Jul05

Gear Review: Osprey Talon 22 Backpack

The Osprey Talon 22 – A great pack for all your hiking and biking needs   Quick Hits: Pro: Multi-purpose pack for hiking or biking Con: None (and I tried really hard to find one) Overall: A great daypack   Review: A daypack is an essential piece of gear for everyone, as we all need to carry a little something with us from time to time, whether it’s hiking, biking, flying, or just going to the farmer’s market. So...

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Gear Review: Big Agnes Big House 4
Jun19

Gear Review: Big Agnes Big House 4

Gear review of the Big Agnes Big House 4: the tent that rolls out the welcome mat – developed from field testing this tent for dozens of nights in the field.

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Father’s Day Camping and Outdoor Gift Ideas
Jun12

Father’s Day Camping and Outdoor Gift Ideas

Father’s Day is just around the corner – which, if you’re reading this, means last-minute gift shopping for dear old dad. Dads can be tricky to buy for – hence all the ties and coffee mugs for sale around this time of year.  But don’t worry about having to decide between a striped or paisley tie – Wandering Sasquatch has you covered with this 2016 Father’s Day Gift Guide.   We know dad’s love two things: gadgets and cooking with...

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