Scents that Attract Bears

Many people assume that only meat attracts bears but that assumption is incorrect. Wintergreen chewing gum, toothpaste and other items with strong odors attract bears too! Out of best practice, I only sleep with a water bottle and a gun in my tent. I suspend all other gear from a bear pulley system while I

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How to Chill Drinks While Backpacking

This is how to chill drinks while backpacking. Streams are usually a lot cooler than the surrounding air and provide a natural way of making a beverage colder. #Backpacking #Howto

Sipsey Wilderness – Spring, 2019

Sipsey Wilderness, located in Bankhead National Forest, is one of my favorite places to go backpacking. Sipsey Wilderness offers a variety of terrain and water is plentiful. There are an abundance of trailheads.

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REI Passage 1 Review After Many Years Using

This is one of the best one-person backpacking tents that I have found! It's large enough to be comfortable for a taller person but light enough to make carrying it on a backpack during long hikes effortless! I purchased the REI Passage 1 Tent and the REI Passage 1 Footprint at the same time. I

DJI Osmo Pocket Perfect Campsite

The Osmo Pocket is first-in-breed. It features mechanically-stabilized video via a gimbal and an optional waterproof housing enables it to function underwater. I've been a long-time GoPro user since GoPro HERO2 but Osmo Pocket can be a game-changer! Osmo Pocket is small, lightweight and can record up to 4K60 video! It has an integrated screen

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How to Stay Clean While Backpacking

This is how I stay clean while backpacking. Deodorants, toothpaste, etc. can attract bears and other wildlife. After setting up my campsite and fire, I bathe in the stream and then coat myself in campfire smoke to mask body odor. This may seem silly but it works! Please subscribe, share and check out my other

Smoky Mountains Backcountry Campsite 37

All campsites in the Smoky Mountains National Park are by reservation only. Campsite 37 is an awesome campsite that is an easy hike from the trailhead. The hike provides a variety of terrain and awesome views of Big River. If multiple people have booked campsite 37, there are plenty of fire rings and bear pulley

Marmot Tungsten 2P Review

The Marmot Tungsten 2P tent is an exceptional backpacking tent! I'm tall and large but it has plenty of room for two people. Have two doors and vestibules is a great touch! It has storage mesh above each person's head and a hook in the middle that is excellent for hanging an LED tent light!

Ryno Tuff Camping Lantern Review

I've been backpacking for many years and size and weight is important. With that said, proper lighting is important too! This LED USB-rechargeable light is great for hanging inside of a tent, at a campsite, etc. and it's USB-rechargeable. Top-off the charge via a computer or a solar battery bank with USB port! It's great!