All posts by Wyatt Maktrav

How to Choose the Right Backpack for You

While you plan your trip to the great outdoors looking at locations, weather and season details; picking a backpack is also anything but simple. The market has a wide range of backpacks, which make

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Top 10 Best Four-Season Tents

For most of us, nothing beats camping in the quiet winter landscape; if you think it’s going to be hard, don’t! It’s not as cold as you’d think, as long as you bed down in a four-season tent.

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How to Choose Proper Hiking Boots

Exploring the wilderness depends a lot on your footwear. Whether it is the Himalayas or the nearby park, your footwear can make or break your experience. These will help you in traversing challenging

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5 Best Cookset for Solo Backpacker

A lot of backpacking cookware comes with nested pots. If you’re going solo, your primary need would be to save space while bringing the comforts of home cooking to camp. Refueling after a long day

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Proper Layering of Clothes in Cold Mountain

To enjoy your outdoor trip to the fullest, you must be prepared to brace the weather. You might be tempted to just put on one bulky jacket to protect yourself from the elements and keep warm as opposed

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Top 5 Budget Bivy Sacks for Minimalist Campers

Bivy sack is short for "bivouac sack." Also commonly known as a Bivy Bag. It serves climbers who want lightweight emergency weather protection for sleeping bags during multiple-day ascents. The idea

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Nature vs Gadgets: Why It’s Best to Bring Your Child to Outdoors

Kids love to play. But the question of the hour is where are you letting them play? Kickball. Soccer. Mudpies. Climbing Trees. This is what we grew up with, but children these days seem to have lost

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Top 5 Cookset for Big Groups

If you’re outdoors for a few days, you’ll definitely end of up cooking meals. For this you'll want some backpacking cookware so you can enjoy some hot meals. It’s not really a complex process

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Preparing for High Altitude Climbing: 5 Things You Should Know

Hiking at higher altitudes (6,000 feet -1,828 m) is more difficult than hiking at lower altitudes. This is because the air contains less oxygen at higher altitudes. Therefore you need to train

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Top 5 Lightweight Hiking Shoes for Men

Have you heard of the expression - being light on your feet ? This denotes grace and agility. The same stands true when you’re choosing your hiking shoes! Heavy shoes won’t let

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12 Backpacking Tips for Beginners

Stop dreaming about a hike and make it real! Learning to backpack or hike can be very intimidating and you will hear pro hikers say “it’s easy” and some other enthusiastic and encouraging stuff.

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10 Best Camping Tents of Different Sizes

When you’re about to pick among the best camping tents, you’ll have a lot to consider that’s influenced by how, where and when you camp. The pack weight is affected by your sleeping bag, your

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10 Tips for Climbing and Camping with a Baby

When you love climbing and camping, what can you do? Would you just stop it when a baby arrives in your family? These questions may be hard to answer, but with the right set of Do’s and Don’ts

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Top 5 Lightweight Hiking Shoes for Women

Hiking shoes are made differently for men and women. Take the time out to pick what’s best and suitable for you. The topmost factor to be considered while choosing footwear for the hike is that it

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8 Things to Consider Before Climbing with a Baby

You have a baby and you’re thinking, "That’s it! My hiking, climbing and backpacking life is over!" Wrong! Once a hiker, always a hiker. While it could be a lot of work and planning, but consider

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Top 5 Lightweight Camping Stoves

When you’re heading out to the outdoors for camping, you may be stocked with all the gear. But food is as much a part of it as is anything else. Ensuring you’re well hydrated and nourished adds

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Top 5 Benefits of Mountain Climbing for Babies

When you have a baby and love hiking, it’s but natural to feel cooped up in the house all the time. Have you considered exploring the great outdoors with your baby? This could be a great

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How to Relieve Body Pain After Climbing a Mountain

It’s said that people who like to hike have batteries inside their bodies because of their endurance. Also, sometimes hiking lovers are called robots because it seems that they don’t feel anything

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7 Mistakes Every Solo Hikers Make

There are quite a number of mistakes that you can make as a solo climber, of which can cause harm and even death if fatal. If there is anything you can do before going for mountain climbing is to ensure

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10 Best 2-Way Radios You Can Use in the Mountain

Hiking in the backcountry? Out of cell phone range? One of the best ways to keep in constant contact with your companions is a two-way radio system. Two-way radios work best in rural settings where

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