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ALPS Mountaineering Comfort Series Air Pad Reviewe...

Posted on May 28, 2017

Roughing it in a survival situation often goes hand-in-hand, but it can be especially difficult for those not used to it. Sometimes the smallest amenity can have a huge impact on your rest and recovery out there in the wild, even if you are out there having a good time. “Luxury” items like air pads or foam mattresses can make all the difference to your psyche. Today, I’ll be covering the backpackable self-inflating Comfort Series air pads from ALPS Mountaineering to see just how comfortable it really is…

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Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core SL Reviewed

Posted on Dec 31, 2015

Air pads and mattresses are typically considered a luxury items in the bush, but roughing it can be a especially difficult for those not used to it. Simple amenities like sleeping on a thick lofty pad can have a huge impact, not only on your psyche, but also on the level of rest and recovery that you can achieve. Additionally, in cold weather some pads can provide a much needed insulative barrier preventing loss of heat through conduction. Today, I’ll be looking at the insulated Q-Core SL from Big Agnes to see how well it stacks up…

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Hennessy Hammock Jungle Explorer Zip Reviewed

Posted on Sep 29, 2015

The popularity of hammock camping has really grown rapidly over the years. Especially with the advancements in durable lightweight materials. You just need some sizable trees capable of supporting the weight of a hammock and you’re good to go. Today, I’ll be going over the Jungle Explorer Zip from Hennessy Hammocks. They were designed with some of the buggiest jungles on the planet in mind, so let’s have a closer look…

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eno SingleNest Hammock Reviewed

Posted on Mar 13, 2015

There has been a lot of buzz lately about the benefits and practicality of hammock camping. As with anything, there are advantages and disadvantages. But the hammock following is growing fast. As long as there are sizable trees capable of supporting the weight of a hammock, you’ve got a campsite. Today, we’ll be putting Eagles Nest Outfitters’ SingleNest Hammock to the test. Read on to see how well it fares…

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