Tagged with camping

Celebrity Gear Outfitting – Bob Dylan Edition

Sorry we’re a little later with this than we’d originally planned, but hey…better late than never, right? In case you missed our last edition (featuring Katy Perry), these installments take a celebrity and hypothesize what that person would buy if he or she were to walk into Mountains Plus looking for a tent, backpack, and … Continue reading

Celebrity Gear Outfitting – Katy Perry Edition

At Mountains Plus, we frequently discuss ideas for interesting blog topics. We also frequently watch Pop music videos (Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys, Beyonce, etc.) at the office. This morning, we found ourselves doing both simultaneously (amidst Katy Perry’s “California Gurls“) and wondered, “If Katy Perry walked into Mountains Plus needing a tent, backpack and sleeping … Continue reading

The “Evolution” of Backpacking

I remember when I first started backpacking as a kid in the early-to-mid 70’s (I know, I know… that dates me, and I really don’t like thinking about it!).  My family had been backpacking for years, so as soon as I got old enough to carry a pack I got a hand-me-down Kelty external frame … Continue reading

How to choose the perfect sleeping bag

Living in Seattle, there’s no shortage of outdoors enthusiasts; they’re everywhere. So it always amazes me when I run into someone claiming to be an avid backpacker who’s never moved beyond his $20 Walmart bag. While that type of “value bag” may work for someone who does the bulk of his camping in his backyard, … Continue reading

Nemo Nano Elite Tent Reviewed by Gear Junkie

T.C. Worley, of the Gear Junkie, posted a glowing review of the Nemo Nano Elite Tent. The tent was spotlighted, among other things, for its outstanding performance and popularity among adventure racers. You can read the review in its entirety here. And now that you’re eager to buy, you can purchase the tent (with a … Continue reading