how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

The Pacific Breeze Easy Up didn’t score as highly here, but we were impressed with its ability to handle the wind. Its stiff frame doesn’t bend or sway during heavy breezes and stays put as long as it’s staked down or weighted by its five built-in sandbags. The Eureka Tagalong is lightweight with stellar components,… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

I have lost a couple of drain caps in my day which makes the cooler unusable until a replacement arrives. This cooler, when compared to the Pelican 45Q Elite and Yeti Tundra, has the smallest profile while still providing 45Q internal storage. It features rubber latches which I am a huge fan of for boating… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

To me, worrying about the temperature of the drinks I have on my boat is the absolute last thing I want to be thinking about when I am heading out on the water. Some 1-person tents will have two major spars or spines that cross for the main support structure. In the Ozark Trail tent,… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

(This is not sarcasm.) When I was a new mom a hike with my baby on my back was a wonderful antidote to the feeling of being overwhelmed by this huge life change. And once he was old enough to walk on his own, his little brother was being carried by me or my husband.… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

In essence, I had committed to the permanent rainfly option by default and there was a certain contentedness that came with that. The first good design feature is the placement of the door on the side, and more specifically on the long side of the tent. I’ve tried tents with the door on one end… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

I mailed food resupply boxes to Bushy Creek Lodge and The Landing in Van Buren. Size is perfect for day trips, smaller individuals, and teens. Great for hiking in warm weather, thanks to the breathable construction, mesh straps, and hydration bladder hook up. Material is durable and will stand up to heavy duty use. Backpacking… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

Not the best choice for long trips or hikers who need to carry a large amount of gear. While this is made of a lightweight water resistant material, it does not have a built in rain flap. While this pack may not be big enough to carry all the gear you need for longer treks,… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

The only thing I might add is a liner for wet days, like a small plastic trash bag. I can’t imagine loading this up with a lot of bulky, heavy items. I backpack in the backcountry of the Sierra Nevada. And I do day hikes in Sequoia National Park and on the coast. I know… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

It was one of those planned events in 2020 that was delayed for years, from what else, but the Covid-19 pandemic. Since the trip was three years in the making, the anticipation was doubly intense. We like that this pack has a lot of pockets including a zipper that allows you to access the middle… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums

And I do day hikes in Sequoia National Park and on the coast. If you’re looking for a daypack, or a carry-on that fits everywhere, this is the deal. All told, I’ve had the pack on my back for about 50 miles. Keeping the load under 15 pounds seems to be the key. I really… Continue reading how bad of an idea is Ozark Trail gear? Backcountry Beginners Backcountry Forums