Deadman anchors are the way to secure a shelter in soft sand or snow. But there is a happy medium between a true deadman anchor and hoping your stakes hold.
An overview and comparison of sleeping pads for backpacking and camping. Updated October 2018.
Which rain gear or shell to wear? Depending on the conditions, one piece of gear may be better than another. Updated October 2018.
Nasty dirt, oils, sweat, and salt in your outdoor clothing and gear? Grab some white vinegar and baking soda!
An overlook at some options for ground cloths when backpacking or camping. Updated for 2018.
Different options for the wearing of blaze orange while hiking during hunting season. Revised for 2018.
A literal rule of thumb for gauging if you are too close to an animal for photo taking.
Some tips, pointers, ideas, and caveats about packing backpacking gear when you’ll arrive by plane, train, or bus.
Why basic hygiene in the backcountry is good for you, your health, your gear, fellow outdoor users, and the people in town.
An easy way to make sure the ground is level. Something showed to me when taking crew leader training for volunteer trail work.