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  • Does Camp Stove Fuel Ever Go Bad?

     You may have stumbled upon a can of stove fuel from seasons past in your gear closet and wondered, does this go bad?

    No, they won't go bad if you're talking about sealed butane-mix canisters. If you're talking about a jug of white gas, however, it's a different situation. White gas should be used within a few months of being opened.

  • How to Clean a Hydration Bladder

    Ever wondered the best way to clean a hydration bladder? Today's post takes the guesswork out, giving the "why, what, and how" of keeping your water reservoir clean and bacteria-free.
  • How to Choose a Gaiter


    Most hikers have experienced getting rocks, sand, or even water in their shoes in the backcountry at one point or another. Gaiters are the solution to keeping these irritating things from making their way inside your hiking footwear and keeping your feet comfortable and dry. Not only do they prevent those pesky pebbles from sneaking into your shoes, gaiters also keep your legs insulated during cold weather, divert rain away from seeping into your shoes, and protect your ankles and shins from brush, rocks, and more. They take up little room in your pack when you're not using them, are very lightweight, and are relatively inexpensive.

    Gaiters are as varied as their intended uses. This can make it feel overwhelming when first researching your own pair. This article will cover the different styles of gaiters, materials, sizing, how to wear them, and some extra tips on choosing the right pair for your needs.

  • How to choose a daypack

    Outdoor activities that would normally require you to carry more than what you can store in your pockets will need a daypack. Daypacks may appear similar in appearance; however, each pack contains purpose-built features.
  • Understanding Down Fill Power

    What is Fill Power? You’ve probably came across the term Fill Power at least once in your life. Whether it was shopping for a down quilt, jacket, o...