Night Vision Devices — The Ultimate in BackCountry Toys

Many nights in the backcountry are far from dark.  A bright moon and a sky full of stars can throw off enough light to allow for reading a book, but add cloud cover, mountains or trees and it gets dark awfully fast.   When you need to see in the dark, you have two choices – […]

4 Season Tents For Gentle Summer Camping

There is no need to get 4 season tents for gentle summer camping. Even if there is a heavy downpour, the use of sleeping pads combined with adequate planning should keep everything fairly dry. The important thing is to not camp at the bottom of a hill, to make sure the rain fly is secure, […]

5 Easy Steps to Giving the Perfect BackCountry Gift

Does the thought of buying a gift for a friend or relative make you smile or does it stress you out?  Is there a hiker or camper on your gift giving list?  What can you give to the someone who already has everything?  The secret of gift giving is not always the “what.”  Many times […]

5 Tips for Successful Bird Watching

Can you name the number one spectator sport in North America?  It’s not baseball, figure skating or racing.  It’s bird watching.  That’s right, more people are watching birds than football and hockey combined.  With so many people hoping to see a bird they’ve never seen before, it’s not surprising to see a clamoring for the […]