Feeling confident that you can dunk your water bottle into your water source is a unique spot to be in. I only do it here and there in the Boundary Waters. Everywhere else, it’s good to have options on how to filter your water. Here the methods I have tried with pros and cons for each.
This list of essential items to consider when packing your own wilderness First Aid Kit.
Mittens are an important piece of winter equipment. While there is an abundance of options to purchase, it is not hard to make a pair of mittens yourself. Follow these step-by-step instructions to create a pair yourself.
Have a bunch of outdoor gear but want to step up your experience? Well, this shortlist targets the items to would upgrade first in order to have a more comfortable, enjoyable experience in the woods.
When it comes to packable stoves there are lots of options. Most of them have their place, each with their own pros and cons. We cover three types to consider for your wilderness use.
I can confidently say that there are certain characteristics to look for in a sleeping bag to make the one you buy work comfortably for most outdoor camping.
This backpacking gear list is meant to cut through the noise and tell you specifically what gear you need to hit the trail stress-free ASAP.
When weighing the pros and cons of bringing a saw on your next wilderness trip. Consider what you will be using it for besides the mere consideration of space and weight. The right saw in your kit can save a ton of work.
For years I did backcountry canoeing in the Boundary Waters. Its beauty was always difficult to capture without these three elements in the camera options