An often overlooked item when it comes to camping/backpacking (even hunting) is a pillow. With space at a premium people will settle for a rolled up coat, or a balled up sweater and call it a night. In a pinch these tactics can work, but what if there was a better way? There is, and its […]
Some items just work better and some relationships dissolve, even with our gear. Sometimes even a water bottle like Hydro Flask can change everything.
If you live in the Northern Latitudes like I do on the 45th parallel, winter is finally a thing of the past and spring is in full swing. For Spring Break, my family escaped to Anna Maria Island, Florida for a little reprieve from the long winter. Last year our “old-school” umbrella finally took a […]
(Article courtesy of Tactical Life) It doesn’t matter much whether you’re trying to survive the aftermath of a hurricane, an earthquake, a massive flood, an extreme blizzard or a volcanic eruption—once you’ve bugged out to your safe zone, you are probably going to be heating large quantities of water over an open fire. RELATED STORY: 11 […]
If you need a personal stove system that has the capability to operate in less than ideal conditions, look no further than the MSR Windburner.
Here at The Loadout Room you may have noticed a theme among our writing staff, we like to push our boundaries beyond what other people might consider normal. On these excursions, we love to test the limits of the equipment we get to demo and tell you about it. One major reoccurring concern we have […]
You can’t keep a good thing down. The MSR Whisperlite International is one of the best stoves in the world for cold climates and international travel.
It’s never too early to start planning for next years excursions. The problem that many of us face when planning our trips, loading up our backpacks and vehicles, is what style of cookware do we take with us, and what kind to leave at home. In my trip planning, I am fortunate to only have […]
Sometimes lightweight can go too far. See how the Sea to Summit Titanium Folding Spork holds up against the other full size utensils on the market.
(Article courtesy of Real World Survivor) Due to recent reports about the Zika virus spreading and posing bigger threats than previously expected, it’s better to be safe and prepared to fight against mosquito bites with the ThermaCELL Repellent Trailblazer Camp Lantern. RELATED STORY: 3 Ways To Keep The Bugs Away It shines a bright light that lasts […]