The first frost has hit, the leaves have fallen, and blue skies are turning grey…it’s the end of autumn – my favorite time to go camping. When hitting up my favorite camp spots in cooler temps, a bit of planning goes a long way. Here are some essential items that will ensure you have a successful fall camping trip:
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Each summer, our family and one other do a long weekend packrafting and fishing down the Green River. It’s quickly become our favorite annual trip, but planning the needs for four adults, four kids, two dogs, and two boats camping out for four days and three nights in the middle of nowhere with no cell reception is no small undertaking. When it’s time to pack up, we lay everything out, pull out our big bag of Gear Ties and CamJam Tie Down Straps, and then the raft-packing-Jenga begins. After a few years of dialing in this process, here are my tips for making packing, and your trip run as smoothly as possible.
If you’ve been to the Overland Expo or been around 4X4 enthusiasts, you’ll learn quickly there is no limit to the amount of money one can spend to enhance the backcountry experience. Regardless of the amount of money you spend on your rig or equipment, you want to protect and keep it safe. The most important part about going backcountry, is the ability to make it back out. The road, or lack of a road, combined with mother nature are going to do their best to challenge your gear and you don’t need to break the bank to protect what you have. Keep these tips in mind when heading out.
Hey there, concertgoers and festival fanatics. Summer concerts are here, and whether your scene is heavy metal, bluegrass, or EDM, our pro tips - and pro gear - will ensure you have an epic season.
There is something uniquely freeing about backpacking and the way it can make you feel completely disconnected from your everyday life, yet entirely grounded in nature. Literally shouldering the weight of everything you need to survive and stepping away from your life’s comforts is humbling.
Here are our 10 tips for getting into the backcountry for the weekend.
As a 25-year resident of Colorado (and someone whose passion for getting outside started in the mid-Atlantic region in the 70’s and 80’s), there are few activities that have not been woven into my life. Be it rock and ice climbing, mountain biking, backpacking, backcountry skiing, fly fishing, camping, etc…there is not enough time in the day (or in the year for that matter) to tackle all that our hearts desire. And speaking of hearts, I had a rather gigantic health scare last year when some routine exams following a yearly physical revealed potentially deadly blockages building up in my arteries that left untreated, likely would have killed me. In April of 2022, at the age of 48, I had a quadruple bypass surgery and set my sights on bouncing back into a life of adventure ASAP. A good buddy of mine proposed the idea of a surgery-versary trip…looking out one year from the surgery and marking the occasion and comeback with a trip.
Winter is officially here, and it's got us daydreaming about hitting the slopes. Whether you're a skier or snowboarder, keep reading for gear hacks that'll help you shred smarter.
Ahhh, fall. That time of year when the leaves turn brilliant shades of orange, the air smells distinctly crisp, and Starbucks releases its beloved seasonal beverages. But some of us have been waiting patiently for fall for a different reason—it’s football season again! And who doesn’t love a good tailgate? Whether you’re throwing your own parking lot party, or you’re simply an enthusiastic guest, we have some gear recommendations to take your pregaming to the next level.
Our family loves to fish. And now that summer is here, we are in the thick of it. From quick lunch breaks on the creek to packrafting trips down some of the most iconic American rivers, we are soaking up every minute. To say that getting a family of four ready for a multi-day fishing trip is logistically intensive is an understatement. Really, even just getting ready for a fishing afternoon with little kids can be trying. But, I can confidently say that using Nite Ize products on your fishing outings can make it all go much smoother. From packing, to trailering, to camping, to gear organization, there is a Nite Ize product to make it better.
Nite Ize is such an innovative company making an amazingly wide and diverse set of products, most of which go totally and completely unnoticed as they are utility tools that discreetly make my life and adventures far more comfortable and organized! Below is a list of 5 of the most mission critical tools that my team and I always have on hand, and some uses that may been seen as unorthodox!