Hiking Gear and Accessories
Gear Review: U-Dig-It Folding Hand Shovel
Meant for digging cat holes, this fold-up hand-shovel is good for so much more. Yes, I dig the U-Dig-It.
"The Fenis" Urine Director for Hiking
How well does the Fenis work for women hikers? Here's a review of this stand-up urine device (or urine director).
Action Wipes Instead of a Shower: How Well Do They Work?
Baby wipes are great for on-the-trail hygiene, but Action Wipes are better. Here's how I tested them, and why I think they're an improvement over baby wipes.
High-Tech Rescue Aids | Camping Life Magazine
A quick look at, and helpful descriptions of, several types of technology you might use to call for a rescue in the backcountry.
Quick Review: Lock Laces for Hiking Shoes
Tired of your hiking shoes coming untied? Want to install your own speedlaces? Lock Laces are great for light footwear.
How to Put on Gaiters
Gaiters keep snow and mud from creeping into your boots and pants legs. Here's how to put them on.
How to Attach Hiking Poles to Your Backpack
Here's how to put your hiking poles away so you can hike hands-free.
Hiking Gear Review: CamelBak All Clear
A hands-on review of the CamelBak All Clear
Hiking Gadget: Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation PRO
If you pack a lot of trail tech, the Mophie Powerstation PRO can keep your gadgets charged in the wilderness.
The Best Socks for Hikers
Finding the right socks to hike in is just as important as getting the best boots. Here are my favorites.