Boot Use Tip
TRUE OR FALSE?
Heavy duty mountain boots are obsolete for backpacking.
True. But while the ultralight backpacking crowd (carrying 20 lb. packs) get by on trails using trail running shoes or even good sport sandals, most folks carrying heavier loads should have some ankle support. Well-made light hikers with a 3/4 or full-height ankle collar are usually enough for moderate loads on most trails.
Find more great tips like these in our Repair Guide
Synthetic & down insulated sleeping bags can be cleaned when dirt and grime begin to interfere with loft. Most manufacturers recommend washing your spleeping bag after 20 nights of use.
In general: if it’s dirty, losing loft or smells – wash it!. Wash by hand or in a front loading commercial washer using ReviveX® Synthetic Fabric Cleaner or ReviveX® Down Cleaner. Dry the bag unzipped on a clothesline
When it’s breezy, mosquitoes will congregate on the lee side of objects to avoid being blown away. So pitch your tent door into the breeze. You’ll be able to enter without bringing the swarm in with you.