Old Caves Crater Trail Hike is a moderate to easy trail hike near Flagstaff Arizona. The summit gives you great views of the San Francisco Peaks and Mt. Elden, while offering a much easier and shorter hike than trying to summit any of these mountains. If you want an easy hike, with some cool views […]

Some true hiking boots are rigged, hard, and far from soft. The Merrell Moab has a feel much closer to a high top tennis shoe, and is great for everyday use. The Moab is often the most affordable of the REI range hiking boots. With a Vibram sole, the grip is good enough for most […]

Oh how great be the freedom of the outdoors. To camp is to become in touch with that primitive beast that sleeps inside you. One of the best things about the outdoors is the ability to do as you please. You are not surrounded by other people and their judging eyes and limiting rules. Though […]

I recently purchased two Marmot Kompressor Plus back packs for my wife and I. I am very impressed by the bags, as is my wife, so I figured I would give you guys the run down in this Day Pack Review.

Knowing How to Keep a Safe Camp Fire is one of the most important outdoor skills you can have. The camp fire is many people’s favorite part of camping. Many survival and outdoor enthusiasts concentrate only on the art of starting a fire, but what do you do after you have one started? It is scientifically […]

It is extremely important to properly put out your camp fire. According to the US Forest Service website http://www.fs.fed.us/ each year an average of more than 73,000 wildfires burn about 7.3 million acres of private, state and federal land and more than 2,600 structures. Most of these fires are started by camp fires. Putting out your […]

Hiking Etiquette, manners, decorum, all traits of the Trail’s High Soceity. Trail Etiquette helps to make sure we can all enjoy our next outing. Let’s face it, hikers are not often the hoity-toity type. You won’t often see passers by sipping tea, pinkies up, laughing in a strange belly cackle about how important they are. That […]