Gear Review: Dutchware Beetle Buckle for Hammock Suspension

A good suspension system is as important as the hammock itself. What a good system entails depends on individual preferences. For me, a good system is easy to set up, reliable, and easy to adjust. Keeping these qualities in mind, I decided to go with a cinch buckle system and use Dutchware's Beetle Buckles for my buckles.

The 3 Layers of Winter

The cold and snow won't stop us from enjoying the outdoors. In fact, one of my favorite times of year to camp and/or hike is winter. No crowds, just us and nature. But before we hit the trails, we always ask: How are we going to stay warm? Proper layering plays a key role in... Continue Reading →

Gear Review: Clark NX-270

How you camp is just as important as where you camp. Having a suitable shelter that fits your needs plays a major role in having a successful (and happy) trip. Back in April, I made the decision to switch from a tent to a hammock. It reduced the weight I carried, the amount of space... Continue Reading →

Hiking Preparation

It's almost time for our 42.2 mile hike through Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore. This will not be our most challenging hike but it will be our longest. We've taken many things into consideration planning this trip and thought it would be a good time to reflect. Why Pictured Rocks With this being my first... Continue Reading →

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