Archive for the 'Hiking and Backpacking' Category

Ever stumbled upon a training activity where every participant was decked out in full battle gear and wielded weapons weighted like actual military firearms? Did everyone at this event speak and act like real soldiers, even if they weren’t? If you answered yes, then you must have stepped into a Military Simulation (MILSIM) event.

Loaded for Bear: Donning Tough Combat Boots for Ruck Marches

Posted by digital on January 20th, 2013

If you’ve seen film footage of soldiers training for battle, chances are that their bootcamp training included ruck marches in rather inhospitable environments. The U.S. 82nd Airborne trekking the woods outside Fort Bragg, Army troopers during Special Forces candidate training, and British soldiers yomping across East Falkland during the Falklands War are hard examples. These [...]

Choosing the Right Sleeping Bag For Your Backpack Trip

Posted by Michael Ruiz on September 11th, 2011

When choosing equipment for a camping trip, or even just a basic backpacking excursion, the primary factor is size and overall weight. The lighter the piece of equipment, the easier it will be to transport and manage during the course of the trip. When it comes to a quality sleeping bag, weight is not the [...]

Hiking is an ideal way to get out into nature and experience the world; it is also an awesome way to get some exercise and stay physically fit. Unfortunately, it can be rather dangerous. You will be out away from civilization, moving through the unpredictable wilderness. The following at the top ten things you should have to make sure you are safe.

Tips For Choosing The Right Tent For Your Needs

Posted by Michael Ruiz on July 2nd, 2011

If you are looking for a tent you have no doubt seen all the different sizes and styles on the market today. All of these styles and sizes may seem confusing and a bit overwhelming if you do not know exactly what you are looking for. This is where these tips should help make the [...]