Good Design: The Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent

Shoulder straps are lightweight mesh-lined with very little padding. Make sure to let a friend or family member know what you’re doing and where you’re going. Tell someone how many days you’ll be gone and approximately where you think you’ll stay each night. I, on the other hand, could have stayed out longer. True, I… Continue reading Good Design: The Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent

Good Design: The Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent

My friend chose to not put up his rain fly betting on the perfect weather to continue while enjoying the stars at night. During those five minutes of rain, he was a little more stressed as the risk of a wet sleeping bag had not been completely mitigated and he rushed back to the campground.… Continue reading Good Design: The Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent

Good Design: The Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent

A higher price tag should mean a higher quality product, right? No, that is not always the case and any outdoorsmen, gear junkie, or general abuser of products will tell you the same thing. Every so often a brand will fly under the radar producing products that are not only a great value but also… Continue reading Good Design: The Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent

Good Design: The Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent

The Ozark Trail Association Trip Planner contains information on a thru-hike, including directions to Onondaga State Park and Eleven Point Western trailheads. If you’re searching east of the Rockies for stunning scenery, technical terrain, and a long hike option sans the AT crowds, this is your pick. I tried actually sewing one on, but I… Continue reading Good Design: The Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent

Good Design: The Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent

Be sure to step up onto the boulder so you’re officially at the highest point possible. The Missouri high point at 1,772 feet reminded me of Arkansas’ high point on Mount Magazine (2,753 ozark trail canopy feet). Hardwood forests surround both high points rather than expansive vistas. The impressive views from these mountains are closer to the mountain ridges at lower… Continue reading Good Design: The Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent

Good Design: The Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent

Be aware, this is a daypack, intended for lighter loads and shorter distances. It isn’t built to be on your back 8 hours a day, and it won’t support 25 pounds. Used for its intended purpose, this is one of the best hiking/backpacking deals I’ve ever come across. I sweated just a bit but not… Continue reading Good Design: The Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent

Good Design: The Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent

The weather was going to be great and the hammock was where I wanted to be during the restful moments of the day. In the following paragraphs I share just a few design features that, in my opinion, make this a well-designed product. A perk of hiking lesser-traveled trails are fewer (or non-existent) permits and… Continue reading Good Design: The Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent

Good Design: The Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent

Many higher quality tents could cost 3 or 4 times that amount. Usually I share a 2- or 3-person tent when backpacking with others to split up the weight, but as mentioned we each needed to be self-contained so I brought my 1-person tent from Ozark Trail. If you’re searching east of the Rockies for… Continue reading Good Design: The Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent

Good Design: The Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent

I did finish my activities very sweetly and was able to walk and hike without carrying anything in my hands. I drooled over all the lightweight packs from the major manufacturers for a few years. There’s no way I can justify paying five times more for something that might carry just as well. I plan… Continue reading Good Design: The Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent

Good Design: The Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent

We recommend buying this type only if you intend to carry your chair long distances, whether you’re backpacking or trekking across Central Park. If you do need a fits-in-a-knapsack chair, we recommend the Helinox Chair One. We found this model to be slightly more comfortable and easier to pack than other, similar chairs. This fact… Continue reading Good Design: The Ozark Trail 1-Person Backpacking Tent