Riley Draper

Riley Draper is a writer and entrepreneur from Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a world traveler, he has been to more than fifty countries and hiked some of the most elusive trails in the world. He is the co-founder of WeCounsel Solutions and has published work in both national and global outlets, including the Times Free Press, Patch, and Healthcare Global. When he's not writing, he's probably on a hiking trip or climbing in the mountains.

Articles by Riley Draper

A camping hatchet in a wooden log.

7 Best Camping Hatchets (Buying Guide)

You might think that hatchets are just for the hardcore campers out there. Although hatchets might make you look seriously hardcore in a campsite they...
A camping stove with a propane tank.

How to Attach a Propane Tank to a Camping Stove

Many of us turn to camp stoves to prepare our meals in the backcountry, and why not? Camping stoves are a simple, convenient, and effective...
A person on top of a mountain covered by snow.

The Best Microspikes for Hiking (Buying Guide)

Hiking is a wonderful activity. It allows us to see beautiful highs and exhilarating lows. From canyon valleys to high-altitude peaks, it’s a great way...
An orange canvas tent at night in the forest.

Best Canvas Tents (Buying Guide)

With new technologies and materials being added to camping equipment all the time, it’s easy to forget the classics. Nowadays, most campers use tents made...
Group of people on a grass field.

Best Instant Tents (Buying Guide)

You no longer have to have experience to go camping. Previously the past time of dedicated outdoors enthusiasts, now any of us can go camping...
A brown bear in a green field.

What to Do If You See a Bear While Hiking

Most of the backcountry is also bear country in North America. Black bears and brown bears, also called grizzly bears, are very intelligent creatures that...
Lake Ouachita, Arkansas, USA

The Best Fishing in Arkansas for Anglers of all Types

Arkansas is a state abound with beautiful fishing spots, it's arguably home to some of the best angling in the US. There is a huge...
A person fishing next to the water.

How to Fish a Buzzbait

Fishing a buzzbait can be a surprisingly successful way to catch prize-winning bass if you select this bait in the right conditions. It’s quite strange...
A couple red tents in a field in the mist.

How to Replace Shock Cord in Tent Pole

There are numerous tiny components in a tent that can break, but they don’t warrant buying a whole new unit. Tent pole shock cords can...
A rock formation in Arizona.

Winter Camping in Arizona

Arizona has some of the most famous rock formations in the world. One of the main reasons people visit this state in the winter is...