Top 12 Things to Do for Free in Los Angeles

As the largest city on the West Coast and home to Hollywood, the City of Angels may seem like a playground for the rich. Appearances, however, can be deceptive. As many tourists and visitors to the city find out, Los Angeles has a ton of activities lined up for you that do not make a dent on your wallet. In the following selected list, you will discover the top 12 things to do for free in Los Angeles.

1. Rodeo Drive

This is an exclusive shopping district featuring exotic brands and exclusive privately managed boutiques. Rodeo Drive was made memorable by the venerable Julia Roberts in the movie Pretty Woman. Ever since, hordes of visitors visit the place to catch a glance of their favorite celebrities and browse the stores. There is no compulsion to shop, and most of the store owners are used to tourists.

2. Griffith Observatory

Located atop the south side of Mount Hollywood, the Griffith Observatory offers a stunning view of the city and the adjacent areas. While the planetarium shows cost money, visitors can enjoy the spectacular hiking and biking trails and make use of some of the best photo-ops at this massive urban park. Other attractions include the zoo and botanical gardens, the iconic Hollywood sign, and an impressive museum of selected exhibits.

3. Venice Beach

When it comes to free Los Angeles activities, a trip to the iconic Venice Beach is among the top attractions. While Venice the city is inspired by Venice, Italy, the beach has now acquired a distinct Californian identity of its own. Scores of tourists come to the beach to enjoy sunbathing, the famous boardwalk, and a chance to look at all the funky and eclectic characters around.

4. Santa Monica

It’s not an overstatement to say that the beach at Santa Monica is among the most iconic in the US. Visitors to Santa Monica are rarely short of activities and things to see with some of the most eye catching street performers, spectacular nightlife, and soft sandy beaches on offer. The famous pier and the Ferris wheel are also worth mentioning.

5. Getty Center

Top 12 Things to Do for Free in Los Angeles-5Designed by the legendary Richard Meier, the Getty Center is undoubtedly one of the most famous architectural landmarks in America. The center is home to some of the most sublime works of arts from across the globe. Whether it is Baroque sculptures or Renaissance artworks, visitors can look forward to some of the most delightful and intriguing masterpieces at the Getty Center. The magnificent views of the city are an added bonus.

6. Hollywood Walk of Fame

Visitors to Los Angeles will miss something if they don’t take the opportunity to soak up the atmosphere at the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Consistently rated among the most fun things to do in LA for free, the Walk is the who’s who of Hollywood. As a bonus, you can also visit the TCL Chinese Theater where some of the most iconic Hollywood movie star hand prints and signatures can be found.

7. Walt Disney Concert Hall

This is yet another architectural masterpiece right in the center of downtown Los Angeles. This Frank Gehry masterpiece is credited with transforming the cultural landscape of the otherwise dull downtown LA. Visitors can choose to listen to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra or simply take a guided tour of this venue which is offered for free.

8. Sunset Boulevard

This magnificent location has been immortalized in a number of Hollywood movies. Clearly one of the most recognized thoroughfares in the US, the Sunset Boulevard offers visitors a peek at the glitzy lifestyle of Hollywood’s who’s who. This charming palm-fringed strip has now transformed into a lively nightlife hub with several eateries and live performance centers.

9. Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl is a lovely outdoor Amphitheater that has been graced by some of the biggest names in the world of music including the Beatles and Madonna. Visitors can look forward to an outstanding musical experience in this surreal setting. In addition, the museum at the venue has impressive artwork and memorabilia showcasing its history.

10. Runyon Canyon Park

For those who cannot get enough of trails and views to die for, there is no better place than Runyon park. Located minutes away from the Hollywood Boulevard, visitors to the park can look for sweeping and expansive views of the Pacific and the San Fernando valley.

11. Grand Central Market

This is a downtown LA foodie’s paradise with over 30 vendors serving up food from tacos to ramen noodles. Plus, it is open every night until 10 pm so there are plenty of places to enjoy a late dinner or grab a craft brew.

12. Bradbury Building

It is the oldest commercial building left in LA but that’s not why this building is a tourist attraction. With its beautiful, light-filled central atrium that rises almost 50 feet high, marble stairs, and ornate iron railings, the Bradbury Building has been featured in many films, most notably in Bladerunner and (500) Days of Summer.

Source by Bob Tom

Treasure Hunting Wilderness Hunting – Color or Camo?

I must admit that I’m not the most sociable person in the world. I’m not one to walk up and start a conversation, especially with strangers. Nor am I one that relishes people coming up to me and starting a conversation, although I can be sociable when that happens. But, usually it’s not a long conversation. When I’m walking around the ‘big city,’ I’m going somewhere to do something, and ‘sitting around on a park bench chatting with the locals’ is not my thing. Nor do I stand out in a crowd… other than my altitude. I don’t dress to be seen. I don’t act to be noticed. I don’t intentionally draw attention to myself. It’s not that I have anything against being visible. I just would rather ‘be in the background.’ Call it leftovers from living a life of being in the shadows.

A lot of this comes out in me when I’m working ‘in the field.’ I’m out there for a purpose… generally, treasure hunting, metal detecting, or prospecting for gold. When I’m concentrating on my activities, I don’t want to be approached, especially if I’m wearing headphones (listening to the almost imperceptible changes in tone of my metal detector) or working around or under water for gold. I’m not paranoid, but in my experience, not everyone is friendly and with good intentions. I’m leery of people I don’t know who approach me in the middle of nowhere, especially if I’m looking for or digging up valuables and some stranger walks up wanting to know what I’m doing. It’s not that I’m trying to hide either. If I were, I’d go into complete “stealth mode” (A whole other subject). So, when I’m “out and about,” I dress for success… my kind of success.

I cannot tell you how many times I go out into the woods only to see streams of people walking the trails dressed like they were trying to be spotted from space. Now, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong in wearing neon colors, if that’s your thing. If communicating [some kind of] a fashion statement is part of your enjoyment in getting out into the wilderness, by all means do it. As a treasure hunter, doing so has some inherent risks… especially if you’re successful or perceived to be successful in your hunt.

When I look for clothing and equipment for my treasure hunting (in all its forms) activities, I have a couple of basic criteria. First, it must be functional for what’s needed. Second, it must be “earth-toned,” or at a minimum, “not-flashy.” I won’t even consider bright reds, blues, yellows, oranges, lime-greens, whatever. I choose to blend in. Camouflage is great. I have a lot of camouflage “stuff.” But, camo is not mandatory. Dark blue… OK. Dark orange (like an autumn “burnt orange”) – OK. If I’m going to wear it, carry it, or use it, I want it to NOT draw attention… to it or me.

One of the easiest things to spot is a bright non-natural color against a naturally colored background. Fortunately, there is a large selection of good quality garments and equipment that manufacturers make in earth-tones… many of which also come in bright colors (if you choose to do so). Fleece for warmth, Gortex for rain proof, 400 Denier nylon for durability. All of them come in “subdued” colors. There are other technologies for modern fabrics besides these three, many of which are good. But, whatever it is, I choose ‘subdued.” I recommend you do the same.

Now for one piece of contrary advice. Always… and I mean always… carry something that is blaze orange, signal red, or at least “very bright.” Why? If you get hurt. If you get lost. If you are marking a location for aircraft or rescue parties, you need to have something that they can easily spot. Keep it handy in the bottom of your rucksack, or carry a cut down version in your cargo pocket or a pouch on your canteen belt/knapsack. But, carry one.

The primary intent of getting out ‘in the woods” while treasure hunting is to have a great time. If part of that ‘great time’ is attracting people so you can interact and do some public education while working, by all means “Dress for Success.” If, however, you would rather not have crowds around watching you detect, dig, sluice, and find coins, jewelry, and gold, then I recommend my kind of “Dressing for Success.” So, here’s to seeing you (or not) out on your next treasure hunting adventure!

Source by Mark Prewitt

Hiking Israel: 10 Best Day Hikes on the Israeli National Trail

Hiking in Israel offers a wide array of experiences and adventures, for all ages and experience levels. The Israel National trail, spanning 620 miles from north to south of Israel, encompasses most of Israels most significant and beautiful hiking trails. It is no wonder then, that the best day hikes are found on the trail. Here are the 10 best day hikes for individuals and families looking for hiking Israel. Rating the best day trips on the Israel National Trail is not an easy task. If I had to write about only one trip, Karbolet Mountain would win the prize. Many hikers find this the most beautiful day on the trail, but it is also the most challenging one. The common opinion is that the Negev desert is the most beautiful part of the trail. The Negev is my own personal favorite as well. 75% of Israelis agree with me.

When hiking through the desert you sometimes get the feeling of being alone in front of the earth and god. The Negev night sky is different; it has many more stars than any other area due to low population and low light pollution. The sight is astonishing. Waking up to a cool desert morning feels like nothing else. Everything is blissfully quiet. I will recommend 5 trails in the Negev area, and five north of Arad. In my personal opinion these are all nicer than those in the northern part of Israel, but they are not arranged in order of preference (except for mount Karbolet which I will write about first).

If not stated otherwise, you can approach the start and end of the day hike with private vehicle or taxi. Logistics of getting there and back would usually be driving your car to one end, and pick up by taxi back to your car on the other end. All trails are described walking north to north.

Detailed trail descriptions from both directions along with topographical maps that allow you to navigate are in the Hiking Israel National trail guide (The Red guide).

1. Karbolet Mountain: This is the most beautiful as well as the most challenging day trip. It is 18 km long. It starts at the gate of the Oron plant, and ends in a night camp in Mador Stream, accessible only by 4X4. This hike is for experienced hikers only, and the view is magnificent throughout. You will walk on the edge of a ridge, to your west an abyss, and to your east a 45 degrees slope. Many compare this to walking on the edge of a knife.

There are a few steep climbs and down-hills along the way. You should carry at least 6 liters of water per person and more on hotter days. Walking on the ridge is slow and difficult, but coming down through Afran stream is the harder part. You MUST exit Afran stream before night fall, the trail is dangerous to walk with impaired vision conditions. Plan your time carefully, and make sure you do not enter into darkness hours. Take a flashlight, for any case. If time doesn’t allow getting out through Afran stream, you should avoid it and exit through Mador stream instead.

HIking from Oron through Mador takes about the same time as only the downwards part through Afran, despite the latter being longer. This segment is not recommended for large groups between October and March as they tend to hike slowly. Also it is recommended to keep your groups small and agile. Hiking in a desert area on your own is dangerous, small mishaps can turn into big ordeals under desert conditions. Travel safely, and enjoy.

2. Nadiv Gardens to Caesarea: This is a 10 km long hike. It is easy and suited for families. You won’t need more than 3 L of water per person and there are sufficient refill spots. You can add “Taninim river” (Alligator River) to your trail to extend it to 13 km. This is one of the most diverse day hikes on the Israel National trail and has a lot to offer: Nature and beautiful flower blossom in springtime, wonderful scenery, archeological sites and an amazing sea shore. It starts in the beautiful Ha-Nadiv gradens, especially beautiful during spring time. The “Carmel Edge” (Hotem Ha’Carmel) offers breathtaking views, and walking down is steep but short and quick. Be careful if recent rainfalls have left the ground slippery. In rare occasions Taninim river is flooded, you should bypass it through the old Benyamina quarry, and go back north. You walk along Taninim river and then cross route 4 via an underpass. You will see the 10th Roman legion symbol carved in stone, they’ve built the aqueduct. Cross Jiser a’ Zarka and reach a picturesque fishermen village. Walk south along the beach to reach Caesarea where you can enjoy a tour of the old ruins.

3. Small Crater edge to Ein Yorke’am: 15 km long and aside from a intermediately difficult downhill on Ma’ale Yamin, climbing a 10 meter ladder, and a short walk along a cliff, the trail is fairly easy. You should carry 4 L water per person. Walk from road 227 to a beautiful overlook of the small crater. Return and continue west to Mezad Zafir. The view of the Yamin Planes is nice. In Ma’ale Yamin the eco of your voice sounds longer than 5 seconds, give out a shout and hear it for yourself. Beautiful blossom happens in fall time. Go down the Yamin stream and continue west to Wadi Hatira. Go up the Palmach ascent, using a 10 meter high ladder. Arrive at Ein Yorke’am.

4. From Gazit junction to Upper Nazeareth: 18 km, intermediate-advanced trail, especially going up the Tabor mountain which is steep and challenging. Carry 4 L water per person. Your efforts will be rewarded with the breathtaking view from the Tabor Mountain. Go down to Shibli through the Ben-Keshet forest and up Debora Mountain, where you observe the Mt. Tabor. Go down and up the Barak stream through the Nazareth Iris reserve, blooming in Feb-Mar. End in upper Nazareth.

5. From Mitzpe Ramon to Mif’ar Gevanim on route 40: 14 Km (19 if you continue to the field school of Mitzpe Ramon). 5 L water per person. Going up to “Ramon tooth” is difficult and so is “Zohalim Valley”. If you do not want to pass by the field school, go down to the crater on the green marked trail and join the Israel national trail after 1 km. This will save you 5 Km. The view from Mitzpe Ramon boardwalk is one of the most beautiful views on the Israel National Trail. There is only one tree along the way and you may rest in its shadow. Continue south towards “Ramon tooth – Shen Ramon”, a steep climb and then go down east and climb back up through “Zohalim Valley” for another beautiful view of the Crater. The hike ends on route 40.

6. Sataf to Bar Giora: 15 km, intermediate hike. Especially nice during springtime. Start at the Sataf. In winter time in early morning, Sorek river valley is often wrapped in heavy fog, which is a beautiful site from above. Go down the Sataf to Sorek stream, continue towards Ein-Heindak and up to Hirbat Sa’adim on the Ma’ayanot trail (Springs’ trail). The view going up is beautiful. Go down to Refa’im valley, which is rather steep. Go up Kobi stream to Ein-Kobi. Continue through some pine tree woods. Bar Giora is on road 386, a few hundreds of meters from the trail.

7. Barak stream to Zihor: 30 Km, intermediate or more due to its length. It’s a steep uphill climb in the Barak Canyon and a steep down hill in Vardit Canyon. Carry 5 L water per person. Go from Barak night camp, about 2 km off route 90, and continue in Barak stream and up the Barak Canyon, using ladders and pegs attached to the rocks. Continue on a mostly planar trail and reach the Vardit Canyon, go down using ladders and pegs as well. In winter time after flooding, you can swim through water-full pits. Exit through Vardit Canyon and walk the wide Paran river valley, south to the Zihor junction.

8. Yesha junction to Dishon village: 16 Km, easy to intermediate, suitable for families hiking Israel. Take 4 L water per person. Pass a beautiful outlook of the Hula Valley on Keren Naftaly. Best season is spring. Walking the Dishon river is fun and very beautiful.

9. Be’er Metek to Timna Park: 15 Km, accessible only by 4X4 from route 12. The view of Timna is absolutely breathtaking. Ma’ale Milhan is steep and beautiful. Pass “Bik’at Sasgon” and the impressive Sasgon Mountain. From Tinma park entrance go up the Timna mountain from which you will view the whole area. In the afternoon the desert colors are especially eye catching. End by the Timna lake. Carry 5 L water per person. Walking up Ma’ale Milhan is difficult and so is the climb to mount Timna.

10. Mt. Meron: 13 Km, beginning in Hirbat Humema and ending in Meron village. Suitable for families. 3 L water per person. Going up Mt. Meron is a bit difficult but not too steep. Climb Mt. Neria for a beautiful overlook. Continue to the peak trail, towards the peak day camp. From there down towards Hirbat B”ak, Hirbat Shema and Moshav Meron (Meron village).

Source by Jacob Saar

Hiking to Dazzling Ramona Falls, Oregon – USA

Ramona Falls is one of the premier attractions of Mt. Hood National Park Oregon. The site features magnificent cascades that rush down from the mountainside of Mount Hood. The falls flow from the top and through a rock wall that rises up to 120 feet.

It is truly a picturesque waterfall worthy of being on photos and postcards. But before you are enticed to marvel at Ramona up close, you should know that it is not going to be easy. Visiting Ramona Falls means you need to hike a seven-mile trail that takes you to an elevation of more than 1000 feet. But don’t get discouraged! The combination of this very scenic hike and the sight of the magnificent falls are more than enough reason to take on the Ramona Falls Trail.

Ramona Falls Trail is open from the last week of April through October. It starts from the south, passing through the gorgeous Ramona Falls. The trail then heads north before going back to the trailhead and completing a loop. This loop trail is actually officially part of the Pacific Crest Trail. Completing the trail usually takes four and a half hours. Even though the total distance is not that long, it still takes time to complete due to the rising elevation of the trail.

Speed hikers can definitely finish the entire hike in less than three hours. But Ramona Falls is not the kind of place that you want to be in a hurry leaving. Allocate a couple of hours in enjoying the falls and relaxing next to it, and of course, get some great photos. Expect that the northern leg of the trail will be more scenic than the southern leg because it features a lush green landscape that surrounds Ramona Creek. You will also encounter towering cliffs before going south again towards the trailhead.

The Ramona Falls Trail is a favorite among day-hikers from Portland, which is the main gateway to the falls. Seasoned hikers who are taking on nearby routes like the Timberlaine Trail and Yocum Ridge, usually make it a point to stop by Ramona Falls. Some of them often choose to camp nearby the site. But even with the big number of visitors coming to Ramona, it still remains a must-see, especially if you are a nature lover and outdoor enthusiast. But before you hike away, make sure to consult with the local park authorities so that they can advise you about the route and the varying conditions especially the crossing of the river on foot.

As mentioned, it is possible to camp overnight near the vicinity of the falls. From Ramona Falls, there are two trails that lead you to designated campgrounds. One of them goes Northwest, while the other to the West. The West trail leads to a number of paths that bring you to various campsites. This is the reason most people choose this particular trail. The Northwest trail goes along Ramon Creek, which offers several nice and serene places to camp. The great thing about these campsites is that they have enough space to accommodate a big crowd, especially during busy summer weekends.

You will need to acquire a National Forest Recreation Day Pass at $5.00 or an annual pass before embarking on a Ramona Falls hiking adventure. Details regarding the passes are available at the Mt. Hood National Forest Service website.

Source by Nagib Georges Araman

Camping, Hiking and Knowing What Foods to Eat to Keep You Energized

If you're out in the wild on a great camping trip I hope that means that you are leaving the confines of the camp site and making a day of hiking, swimming, fishing, climbing, etc. Camping is a great fitness trip but like all fitness activities your body needs energy to keep going, especially on long activities that your body may not be used to.

That is where food comes in to play. Believe it or not … not all food is created equal, even if calories are.

For example the benefits that come from eating a peanut butter sandwich (on wheat) completely differs from eating a piece of chocolate cake. The cake is called empty calories, you get the calories but get no healthy benefits and though your energy may quickly rise, it will also quickly fall … and all you'll be left with is extra stored fat.

Now for camping and your outdoor fitness activities … there are 3 important times to eat and I will of course start with the first:

What should you eat before exercise?

You want food that is slowly absorbed to give last energy that will not spike and quickly fall like the cake example. Foods should combine these three big groups:

* Complex carbs (whole wheat, fruits, veggies)

* Protein (nuts, meats, beans)

* Fiber

Food like: peanut butter sandwich, turkey wrap, nuts, apple and peanut butter just to name a few.

What to eat during activities

Foods that are easily digested, absorbed and easy on the stomach. Energy gels, drinks, and energy bars are great ideas, or homemade trailmix.

Recovery, what to eat when the workout is over?

Your body and muscles are nurtured and need to recovery. The magic muscle recovery food is: Protein, protein and protein. You'll be carving a good hearty meal after your long day out away from the campsite so your body will remind you of its need for rich quality protein. So what are good protein options? Turkey burgers (here's a great camping recipe), grilled chicken, fish, seafood, lean beef, bison, nuts, etc.

When packing food just keep in mind the 3 factors:
portability (apples, bananas and other fruit is great), shelf life, and convenience (are you able to pack it, fix and enjoy it?)

My Person Power Foods, straight from the fitness trainer's mouth:

Whey protein, Powerbars, energy bars, Cliff gels, rice cakes and peanut butter, almonds, apples and pears, whole wheat bread, water, grilled chicken and sweet potatoes, ostrich jerky and energy cubes.

I recommend drinking protein shake after each big fitness activity you do. It energizes you and feeds the muscle. This is not just a guys drink, even women should have one. Do not worry they wont bulk you up.

For camping, I hope that you are as active as possible and not simply sitting around the fire all day. Hit the trails and burn off some calories, use this time as fitness time for you and you camping group. Just stay energized!

Source by Kindal Guthrie

Patagonia: A Leading Destination For Hikers And Anglers

Within the southernmost part of Latin America is a vast territory of magnificent beauty – the Patagonia. Shared between the nations of Chile and Argentina, Patagonia delivers incredible panoramas, glaciers, mountains, along with almost everything a trekker could imagine.

Trekking in Patagonia is probably every hiker's fantasy. It truly is world distinguished because of its unceasing pampas, wild forests, wonderful aqua green waters, vibrant creatures, huge glaciers and spectral landscapes.

Every aspect of Patagonia contains something distinctive. There is certainly a lot more to this spot than simply a haven of mountain ranges and wetlands. If you are searching for excellent outdoor pursuits, then participate in snowboarding, mountaineering, along with the legendary fly fishing.

Winter Sports

Planning to go snowboarding on the subsequent visit? Then the Lake District is definitely a must visit! Here, you can find the top ski hills placed all around you. A notable site certainly is the Cerro Catedral based in the periphery of Bariloche. Moreover, while you are up there, you will be able to check out some of the most wonderful landscapes of Patagonia – a superb technique to admire the appeal of the whole region.

A Fisherman's Dreamland

Do not go home without trying out the highly acclaimed Patagonia fly fishing. In the event you do not know the pursuit yet, allow me to introduce you to it. Fly fishing is a sort of angling that involves utilizing a synthetic fly. It is different from the standard angling techniques as the fly is cast with a rod, reel, in addition to a customized weighed line. The man-made fly is actually a hand-made material, typically made of yarn, foam, or feather that is like natural invertebrates or food (termed bait) so that you can tempt fish to the hook. The species of fish within the rich waters of Patagonia happen to be substantially large and numerous, so you can be prepared to net the giant types. To experience the top Patagonia fly fishing, go with Junin de los Andes, and Villa La Angostura. All these fishing areas will certainly provide you with the best fly fishing experience you might ever have.

Hikers, Rejoice!

Last but not least, you have the Patagonia hiking. Naturally, this is what you actually planned to do – go up to the highest summit attainable and appreciate its magnificent view. The mountain ranges here are certainly an exciting heaven to trek. It's just amazing (and nerve-wracking) to ascend the extraordinary mountains and trek all over the green woods, tremendous grasslands, plus the shining waters of the lakes and rivers. Of course, if you are looking for more adventure, the options are countless. Applying hot springs, a gorgeous lake-side beach, shining azure glaciers, colorful giant towers, and much more are yours to discover.

Patagonia has demonstrated itself as a major hot spot due to its vibrant biodiversity, and specifically as a leading tourist spot designed for outside journeys as well as remarkable encounters with the grasslands, mountains, lakes as well as its original plants and creatures. In the eyes of holiday makers, this specific area is unquestionably a wonderful escape from all of the requirements of existence. Even then, it truly is a long way beyond words will be able to explain; therefore, the ideal way to take pleasure in Patagonia hiking is to do it.

Source by Tanya S

Online Stores For Camping Gear

Camping gears are available at several online stores like,,,,,, , and All provide various choices of camping essentials coming from reputable suppliers.

To have a memorable camping experience, the first thing to do is to be equipped with the most dependable gears and essentials. Choosing a good quality of camping gear and equipment is just one click away from different online stores like:

Campmor –

With over 30 years in the industry, it has a good selection of discounted camping gears from clothing, to tools and gadgets.


An outdoor clothing company who owns to the top "100 Best Companies to Work For" has complete lines of camping gear selection for climbing, hiking, camping, and snowsports.

Camping-R-Us –

A company who specializes in backpacks, tents and swags with over 20 years of experience in camping equipment has a wide range of outdoor gears. All stocks come from quality suppliers like Coleman, Oztrail, Kookaburra and a whole lot more.

Outdoor-gear –

The best source for camping equipment online, Outdoor-gear offers an affordable price for all gears and equipment.

Eastern Mountain Sports –

An online store for camping gear and equipment, which ensures guaranteed satisfaction for every purchase made. The company follows a full refund policy in case of dissatisfaction on the part of the end-users.

Camping-Equipment-World –

An outdoor equipment company, which is one of the leading and fastest camping gear retailers with over 400 online stores from different manufacturing partners. This is where you can find all camping essentials from sleeping to cooking.

Camping gear outlet –

This company specializes on camping gears for all types of outdoor recreation with a wide collection of best value equipment. –

Managed by a dynamic team, this site provides you with the best information about outdoor gear and equipment in the market that is suitable for all ages.

Before choosing a perfect gear, determine first the camp location and the number of campers so that you will not end up choosing the wrong type of gear. If you want to spend a day or two in a mountainous area, choose a tent that is especially designed for hilly lands. If you are planning a big family camping adventure, choose a tent that can accommodate a huge number of people. It's not the brand of camping gear that counts but, the quality. Although quality products sometimes are bit expensive, it is worth the investment than the cheaper and less durable ones.

Note that camping stoves can be considered a gear you may really want to bring along.

Source by Pie Leopoldo