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!

Fjällräven vs. Osprey backpacks

If you’re someone who particularly loves outdoor adventures such as hiking, camping, or climbing, then you might already be familiar…

Fjällräven vs. North Face

There can be a lot of brands to choose from when it comes to your outdoor needs and equipment. However,…

How to Store a Down Sleeping Bag to Avoid Clumping?

Have you ever experienced “cold spots” in your sleeping bag? Clumping causes them and clumping may be caused by suboptimal…

CW300 – The Best Budget Ultralight Sleeping Bag? (Review!)

A proper sleeping bag is a must-have on any hiking or outdoor trip where an overnight stay is included. Whether…

Carbon Fiber vs. Aluminium Tent Poles (Which is Best?)

I have previously written two posts on how to choose a flysheet material including the different types of nylon used…

Does Merino Wool Shrink When Washed? (How To Avoid It!)

Merino wool is a remarkable material made from the wool of Australian and New Zealand merino sheep. Not only is…

Can You Make Jerky With Cooked Meat?

Whether you are going hiking or just looking for a healthy treat, beef jerky is a great choice because it…

Best Budget Hiking Gear for Starters (My Full Gear List!)

Getting started with outdoor activities such as camping, birdwatching or hiking can be difficult, especially if you’re on a budget….

Are Fjällräven Backpacks Waterproof? (Answered!)

And while most of their backpacks are exceptionally durable, they are not always fully waterproof. However, many are water resistant in their natural form and can be made fully waterproofed if a specific wax material termed “Greenland Wax” is applied.

What is the best way to inflate a sleeping pad to avoid mold?

As a microbiologist, I know better than anyone that bacteria and fungi, like us, need water and heat to survive….