Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Trapezoidal Sleeping Bags

Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Trapezoidal Sleeping Bags

This is a trapezoidal sleeping bag. It’s kind of like a rectangular one, but it’s tapered at the foot making the shape of it more like a trapezoid. The nice thing about this is you’re cutting down on space inside the bag. In order for the bag to do what it needs to do your […]

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Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Down Sleeping Bags

Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Down Sleeping Bags

This is a down bag. It’s a great choice for someone who wants to keep the pack weight down because they tend to be lighter and more compressible than synthetics, but they have some things that you need to know about. When these get wet they’re useless. If you think about it, you have a […]

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Packing Essentials & Hacks

Packing Essentials & Hacks

Honestly the thing that’s saving me the most is my lash perm. No mascara. I do it every time before I travel. Buenos dias! I am in Spain right now specifically Sevilla. So traveling to Europe has been an experience. It’s our first time in Europe. There’s a lot of things that I definitely came […]

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Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Mummy Sleeping Bags

Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Mummy Sleeping Bags

Here’s a mummy bag. This is probably the most common backpacking bag. It’s thermally efficient, often they’re light. You can get all different weights in this so of course the more you pay the lighter it will be, but this one you’ll notice is tapered at the foot so there is not a lot of […]

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Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Types of Self-Inflating Mattresses

Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Types of Self-Inflating Mattresses

Now I’m going to talk a little bit about choosing self inflating mattresses. So you’ve got to look at the specs on the packaging and the outfitter will help you with this. Looking at these two pads, they look different but they are actually kind of the same pad. They are both twenty inches by […]

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Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Camping Backpacks for Women

Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Camping Backpacks for Women

I am going to talk a little bit about women specific packs. We all know women are shaped a little different then men and so maybe the pack should be as well. If you will notice on these twp packs here we have an Osprey Aether notice the straightness of the hip belt. Men are […]

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Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Camping Sleeping Pads for Women

Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Camping Sleeping Pads for Women

Talk a little bit about women specific pads and for this matter, it goes with women specific sleeping bags as well. If you’ll notice here, I have two pads very similar. The little diamond shaped spots are places where the foam is cut out. That makes it more compressible. But in the non-sex specific one […]

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Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Sleeping Pads in Camping

Camping Sleeping Bags & Pads : Sleeping Pads in Camping

I’m going to talk about sleeping pads and a lot of people don’t think they’re that important but they kind of are. If you’re out there getting some sleep at night, you can really mess your time on your vacation backpacking if you can’t get enough sleep because you’re not comfortable. Some people can go […]

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Backpacking Gear & Tips : Benefits of Ultra Light Backpacks

Backpacking Gear & Tips : Benefits of Ultra Light Backpacks

Now, I’m going to talk a little bit about ultra light backpacking. Not too many people do this, big couple years ago, but essentially what you’ve got is a pack, twenty pounds or less; going under twenty pounds. Don’t necessarily need a frame, here’s an ultra light pack, which is actually, it’s actually marketed toward […]

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Backpacking Gear & Tips : Good Boots for Camping & Backpacking

Backpacking Gear & Tips : Good Boots for Camping & Backpacking

I’m going to talk a little bit about boots now. Got three different classifications of boots. This one is one that a friend of mine actually used to start off on his trek of the Appalachian Trail. And he said it was a big mistake. Why was it a big mistake? Because this is the […]

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