Posted by Brian Hughes on 6/19/2011
Unless you own
an RV, your tent will be your home while you are camping. As anyone who has ever slept in a tent knows
it is important to get the right one or you may be in for a rough night or
nights. There are so many tents on the
market these days; how do you know which one is the one you need? There are a few questions to ask yourself
before making your big purchase.
Posted by Brian Hughes on 6/6/2011
Hiking is very popular because almost anyone in decent physical shape can do it. Essentially, hikers are spending their days in the wilderness and returning once it starts to get dark. Unlike backpackers, hikers will only need the few supplies necessary for that day (food, first aid kits, cameras etc.) and aren’t forced to carry heavy loads. As a bonus, hiking is a great form of exercise.
Posted by Brian Hughes on 6/2/2011
Summer is the
most popular camping season, simply because the weather is nice and warm. Also, families can take advantage of their
children being out school. As you can
imagine, most campgrounds and campsites are more crowded during the summer, so
if it is possible to make reservations, you will definitely want to plan in
Posted by Brian Hughes on 5/21/2011
Most new campers
probably envision themselves deep in the woods, setting up a tent and sleeping
bag, and cooking over an open fire for a few nights. While it’s possible this is how you will
spend your camping trip, there are a few alternative choices, and each one has
its own pros and cons. The one you
choose is entirely up to you, your style, the equipment you own or purchase,
and what you hope to gain from your camping experience.
Posted by Brian Hughes on 5/9/2011
…Tuckerman Outfitters, an online retailer of outdoor equipment (www.TuckermanOutfitters.com
), has announced it will offer summer value packs, affordably priced gear for people who want to go hiking, climbing, kayaking or camping during the warm weather months. The packages each contain three main components needed for the sport, making it easy and inexpensive to get outfitted.
Posted by Brian Hughes on 4/12/2011
If you are going backpacking, you probably haven’t thought much about the actual backpack you will use, right? After all, it’s just a bag; why not just use that worn old backpack you carried in college that sits in the back of your closet? You could do that, but you probably won’t do it again after your first trip. Ill-fitting backpacks might not seem like a big deal at first, but after carrying one for several miles, it will, especially, if you end up with damage to your back or hips.
Posted by Brian Hughes on 3/30/2011
The idea of journeying into the wilderness and completely cutting yourself off from other people can be very appealing. Unfortunately, it’s not always smart. Traveling alone can be dangerous – if you get hurt, there is no one to go for help or provide you with first aid. The old phrase, “there is safety in numbers” is true when it comes to camping, especially if you are a Novice. Here are some tips for staying in touch with civilization and your fellow campers.
Posted by Brian Hughes on 3/26/2011
Many people choose to go camping in the transitional seasons – spring and fall – for many reasons. Generally, the weather is not too hot or too cold, and campsites aren’t too crowded. Also, you can’t beat the scenery, whether you want to take in the colors of the changing leaves in fall or the blooming flowers in spring.
Of course, there are always exceptions. The key to camping in any season is to be prepared and don’t make assumptions. Keep an eye on weather reports for the area where you will be camping. If you can, pack extra supplies just in case. Always stay alert and make health and survival your top priority.
Posted by Brian Hughes on 3/21/2011
A group of skiers trigger an avalanche in Tuckerman Ravine this past weekend, March 19 2011. The folks at Mt. Washington Avalanche Center reminds skiers & hikers to use caution even when avalanche danger is rated low, and points to some critical knowledge for spring skiing & climbing in the Whites.
Watch >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLMPNj1HK_c
Posted by Brian Hughes on 3/17/2011
all, thanks to the efforts of local John Shaw, the Nippo Lake area is part of a
statewide bobcat study. This area is where the TuckermanOutfitters.com
office is located and one of our favorite hiking spots.
Posted by Brian Hughes on 3/13/2011
When you choose to head out into the wilderness, you know you will be far away from civilization and all of the amenities you normally take advantage of. This means no doctors, nurses, or hospitals. If you get hurt, you are on your own. No matter what gear you do or don’t end up taking on your trip, your first aid kit should be your top priority. Anything can happen out there in the woods, and while you can never fully be prepared, you should try to be as much as possible.
Posted by Brian Hughes on 3/3/2011
Posted by Brian Hughes on 2/27/2011
When people think about
purchasing and packing up their camping gear, clothing may not be something they
take into consideration. Won’t any old outfit do? The answer to that question is
generally “no.” Weather and climate can be the biggest influence on how
successful your camping trip is, and for that reason, it is important to dress
accordingly. When camping, clothing shouldn’t be thought of as an accessory, but
as an important part of your gear instead.
Posted by Brian Hughes on 2/20/2011
Camping during the winter can be very challenging, but even so, many people enjoy it. There is something rewarding about knowing you braved the winter elements to take part in an exciting adventure.
Posted by Brian Hughes on 1/15/2011
We here at TuckermanOutfitters.com have inspired dozens of tree plantings. Together, we can Fight Global Warming. Please join UNEP's Billion Tree Campaign.
Tree planting is an easy first step to a more
environmentally responsible lifestyle. Through its "Plant for the Planet:
Billion Tree Campaign," the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is
appealing to global citizens to achieve the goal of planting seven billion
trees—roughly one tree for every living person on the planet. Mokugift has
partnered with UNEP to make it easy for anyone concerned about climate
change—even those lacking access to planting space—to take part in the Billion
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Posted by Brian Hughes on 1/9/2011
Grab your pack and join us at this years Seek the Peak, July 22-23, 2011. It's the 11th Annual Hike-A-Thon to support the Mount Washington Observatory. Mark your calendar!
Posted by Brian Hughes on 12/22/2010
Hiking and camping in the cold can be very challenging and dangerous, but by taking the right safety precautions, it can be one of the most fun and adventurous things you ever do. You may also see some of the most beautiful sights you’ve ever seen. Below, you will find some tips for helping you stay safe and warm during your winter outdoor adventures.
Posted by Brian Hughes on 12/16/2010
If you are into winter outdoor adventures, chances are you are either into snowshoeing or have given it some serious thought. It is an ideal way to pass the hours in the great outdoors. However, if you are new to snowshoeing, you want to be sure you purchase the right equipment.
Posted by Brian Hughes on 12/1/2010
If you want to make the most of your outdoor adventures, you want to pay close attention to the type of footwear you need, including your boots and gaiters.
Posted by Brian Hughes on 11/20/2010
Anyone who is planning to take part in some serious outdoor adventures, no matter what the season, is going to want to consider trekking poles. Naturally, because one will be carrying these items on occasion, they should be lightweight, yet of good quality and reliable.
Posted by Brian Hughes on 11/4/2010
You have started planning your outdoor adventure and have your shopping list of all of your outdoor needs. Some of the items on this list should be your instruments and optics.
Here, you will have a variety of items you want to purchase, and the price that you pay will depend on what budget you have set. By taking your time to review all that is available to you, you will be able to find some great deals on these items. However, you need to be sure that you get brands you can count on as being reliable and well made.
Posted by Brian Hughes on 10/18/2010
Living is the woods of New Hampshire has its perks. I had a great hike today on the trails throughout our neighborhood. We have a two mile loop that provides much needed break time from my desk and a chance to get some dirt under my feet. My dog is always egging me on to go outside, and today's hike was no exception. It appeared to be peak foliage time out there, with clear skies, and the sun kept trying to make it through the trees onto the trail. The air is cool, and my german shepherd and I had a nice time walking through the quiet woods - payback from a hot summer. The trails fluctuate with a few uphill sections that lead to a little exertion. The rest is an easy hike with some views of our lake.
Winter is approaching, and that is when this hike gets even better. There is nothing like snowshoeing on a quiet trail in the middle of the woods. I can’t wait. Until then...
Posted by Brian Hughes on 10/11/2010
Of all the items you are going to want when participating in outdoor adventures, some that might seem the most inconsequential are actually some of the most important. These include tools and knives.
It can be quite frustrating to arrive at your wilderness campground and realize you have forgotten items like your hatchet for chopping wood or even something as simple as a serrated knife. By making a short list of the knives and camp tools you need, you will be sure to have these items on hand when you need them.
Posted by Brian Hughes on 10/9/2010
Today’s journey was also enjoyed by a few friends who invited me out for a hike. We reached the trail head of Mt. Major around 10AM. The trails up there are full of rocks and can be steep at times, but otherwise pleasant and quiet - nothing too strenuous. About an hour later, with good conversation in between, we reached the summit. Although today was extremely windy, we managed to keep our feet long enough to eat an apple, take some pictures, and enjoy the expansive views overlooking Lake Winnipesaukee, which is probably the best view. I have been out on the lake many times, but today’s panorama was especially pleasant.
Mt Major should be on everyone’s list if you have an addiction to hiking!
Posted by Brian Hughes on 9/13/2010
If you are just beginning to purchase equipment for the great outdoors, then no doubt, camp cooking items will be on your list.