Recommended Gear

I write about my favorite outdoor gear and the different materials used in outdoor gear to help you make informed decisions before you buy!

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10 Quietest Sleeping Pads For Backpacking In 2022!

I admit it. I am a light sleeper and I hate when people are snoring or otherwise making noises during…

Is Nylon or Polyester Better for Rain Gear? (Explained!)

Modern rain jackets and rain pants can be made from several different materials, but most of these are derived from…

Is Polyester Warmer Than Down? (Answered With Data!)

If you are looking for a new jacket, blanket/duvet or sleeping bag, there are essentially two filling options to choose…

Is Dyneema or Nylon Better For Tents? (Answered!)

Dyneema is an artificial polymer just like nylon, but it has several fundamental differences. Both are plastics, but the manufacturing…

AKSOUL Sleeping Mat With Built-in Pump (Review!)  

The AKSOUL RUNACC inflatable foot-pump sleeping pad, a portable and convenient sleeping pad, is one of the first products to…

30D vs. 70D vs. 190T vs. 210D polyester? (Know the difference!)

Polyester fabric is a synthetic fabric found in numerous objects including clothing items, furniture, and tents! Here we will focus…

10D vs 15D vs 20D vs 30D vs 40D Nylon (Know The Difference!)

Most tents available today are made of synthetic lightweight fabrics like nylon or polyester. The difference between 10D through 40D…

What are the best pop-up tents you can stand up in?

Are you more into comfort ease than limiting your gear weight to a minimum? If yes, then this article is…

How to Keep Groundhogs and Gophers Out of Your Backyard!

I have previously written a range of articles on what groundhogs eat, and how they, depending on the season, may…

How to safely prepare beef jerky for hiking?

Making beef jerky is a great way to preserve meat when you go hiking, but there are a few things…