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Inflatable Vs Foam Sleeping Pad: Pros and Cons

When choosing a sleeping pad, the most important decision you’ll have to make is whether to go with an inflatable or closed-cell foam model. This choice depends on the conditions you plan to camp in as well as your personal preference. This guide outlines the pros and cons of using an inflatable vs foam sleeping …

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3/4 Length Vs Full Length Sleeping Pad: Pros and Cons

To cut weight and bulk, some hikers use a 3/4 length sleeping pad instead of a full-length model. This is an option whether you prefer inflatable or closed-cell foam. To help you choose the best sleeping pad length, this guide outlines the pros and cons of using a 3/4 length vs full length sleeping pad. …

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Single Wall Vs Double Wall Tent: Pros and Cons

Tents fall into two categories: single-wall and double-wall. The ideal tent design for your trip depends on the climate and weather conditions you camp in, how much weight you want to carry, and personal preference. This guide lists the pros and cons of using a single-wall vs double-wall tent. I’ll cover weight, setup time and …

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Hard Shell Vs Soft Shell Roof Top Tent: Pros and Cons

Roof top tents are becoming an increasingly popular shelter option among overlanders, road trippers, and off-roaders. When it comes to choosing a roof top tent, you have two main designs to choose from. This guide outlines the pros and cons of using a hard shell vs soft shell roof top tent. We’ll cover ease of …

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Bear Safety Tips: How to Avoid Bears While Hiking and Camping

Spotting a bear while hiking is both a beautiful and terrifying experience at the same time. On one hand, bears are absolutely incredible creatures to view in the wild. On the other hand, bears can be dangerous. Luckily, attacks are rare. This guide explains how to avoid bears while hiking or camping in bear country. …

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Sleeping in a Car Vs Tent: Pros and Cons

Some car campers decide not to bother with a tent and instead set up a sleeping area inside of their vehicle. With a few small modifications, you can comfortably sleep in a car, SUV, van, or even in the bed of a pickup truck. Whether you’re overlanding, road tripping, or just car camping, sleeping in …

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Rooftop Tent Vs Ground Tent: Pros and Cons

Rooftop tents are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to ground tents. Particularly among overlanders, road trippers, and off-roaders. This guide outlines the pros and cons of using a rooftop tent vs ground tent. We’ll cover comfort, setup time, costs, safety, ease of use, longevity, and more. Hopefully, this guide helps you choose the best shelter …

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Goose Vs Duck Down: Pros and Cons

While shopping for a down sleeping bag, jacket, quilt, comforter, or pillow you may have noticed that there are two different types of down available. This guide outlines the pros and cons of goose vs duck down to help you decide which insulation is the best choice for you. We’ll compare the warmth, weight, price, …

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