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

dispersed camping

What is Dispersed Camping & Where Can You Do It?

Our lives have become so rushed that many people find the only way to enjoy a rest break is to seek the peacefulness, fresh air...
young tourist man holding coffee cup in the tent in morning enjoying the leisure and freedom.

8 Best Backpacking Tents of 2021 – Reviewed

If you’re going to tackle the challenge of backpacking, be it across the country or through a deep backcountry camping site, you’re going to need...
camping tent on mountain

How to Fold Your Pop-Up Tent Step-by-Step (With Video)

Pop-up tents might be easy to set up, but they’re not super easy to take down. It can be very confusing to fold it back...
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Tent Fabrics 101: Which Material is the Best?

You might think that tents are all the same, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. All of the materials used to make tents...
Fisherman in action with trophy in hand. Catching pike fish from snowy ice at lake.

What to Wear Fishing in Hot vs Cold Weather

What you wear fishing can make or break your fishing trip. You could freeze or get a sunburn. It is best to learn about what...
fishing rods

How to Store Fishing Rods the Right Way

Storing your fishing rods the correct way could mean the difference between keeping them for a while or having to get new ones. The life...
Tent Footprint

What is a Tent Footprint & Do You Need One?

Do you love camping and soaking in the wonders of nature? If you do, your tent and other camping equipment likely cost a pretty penny,...
Backpack and fishing rod on the river.

10 Best Fishing Backpacks of 2021 Reviewed

For hundreds of years, anglers of all kinds have relied on the tried and true tackle box. If you’ve ever been on a fishing trip,...
fishing boat on the ocean

Inshore vs Offshore Fishing: Everything You Need to Know

Most people think that inshore and offshore fishing are more similar than different, but that’s not true. There are lots of differences that separate inshore...
old anchor on a fishing boat by the sea

The Major Danger of Anchoring a Fishing Boat From The Stern

When going out fishing, safety should be one of your primary goals. The last thing you want to happen is some sort of awful accident...