Andrew

Andrew grew up in Pennsylvania and is a passionate explorer. He has backpacked throughout the world, from the European Alps, to the deserts of the American West, to the mountains of Great Britain and Ireland, and of course, the forests of Appalachia. From his current base camp in Southern Pennsylvania, Andrew spends his free time camping, hiking and blogging about his adventures through the wilderness.

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Top 6 Best Tactical Backpacks: Performance Reviews

A tactical backpack can be used for everyday carry or as an emergency bug-out-bag when you need to get out of Dodge quick. It’s a backpack that is designed to be practical and tough, and of course, comfortable when carrying heavy loads.  Most military backpacks come with a Pouch Attachment Ladder System (PALS for short), …

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top 5 best waterproof tents

Staying dry may be one of the biggest challenges you face when camping. No matter where you plan to go, rain is always a possibility, but you may also encounter dampness from dew, ground water, or even snow. For your next trip into the wilderness, we have identified the best waterproof tents for your situation, …

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Best Tent Stakes and Pegs for Camping and Backpacking

We narrowed our top choices for the best tent stakes down to six by looking at durability, versatility, hold, and price, and the Chill Gorilla came out on top. The MSR Groundhog, which is only a few hundredths of an ounce lighter, came in a close second.  Both of these tent stakes, along with the other …

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Tips for Camping with Kids: Family, Fun, & Safety

If you have a family and love nature, then the thought of taking a weekend camping trip has probably crossed your mind, but you’re not alone if you don’t know where to start! To help you out, I’ve written this post to give you some tips for camping with kids (whether they are babies, toddlers, …

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Best Camping Grill for Daily Grub

If you are in a hurry and need to know what the best camping mess kit is, we recommend the Char-Broil Deluxe Portable Liquid Propane Gas Grill for its quality, accessories, and function. The camping experience would not be complete without the food, and whether you are car camping or tailgating, food preparation can be …

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Best Camping Mess Kits for Hungry Hikers

If you are in a hurry and need to know what the best camping mess kit is, we recommend the GOLD ARMOUR 17-pc Camping Cookware Mess Kit for its quality, accessories, and function. Whether you are camping for a day or a few weeks, keeping you and your group well-fed with the proper balance of …

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