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Bear Safety for Hikers, Campers and Backpackers

Recently I wrote a post called “You Killed A Bear” that ended up getting way more online attention than I had anticipated. My message in that post was that less experienced hikers should read up about bear safety before they head out for a hike or go backcountry camping. Lots of people asked questions about …

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Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock

By now you’ve probably seen about a million Instagram photos of hammocks (some of which are set up in insane places) and you’re wondering what all the fuss is about: Are they actually that comfortable?  When are they actually useful?  Which one should I buy? I’ve owned the Therm-a-Rest Slacker Double Hammock and Suspender hanging …

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