Sam Brooks

Hi, my name is Sam Brooks and I'm a huge hiking, fishing and camping enthusiast. I bring my dog Max as often as I can because he also loves the great outdoors. Although I consider myself a private person, I really want to share my passion and knowledge with the readers here at outdoorcommand.com

Articles by Sam Brooks

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Best Hikes in Sedona

Sedona, Arizona is an incredible midwestern desert town filled with excellent hiking trails. Each hiking trail is unique and leads hikers to a new discovery,...
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How to Insulate a Tent for Winter Camping

Winter camping can be a fun experience. You can experience the outdoors in a whole other way. The smell of pine trees and seeing snow-covered...
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How to Keep Bears Away from your Campsite

When camping, whether you’re in your backyard or in the backcountry, you will often encounter all types of wildlife. You may spot deer or rabbits...
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The Best Camping in Missouri Is Abundant

The state of Missouri is packed with fun, unexpected, and exciting places to camp. Of all the amazing places in the United States, the Ozarks,...
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How to Make a Camping Toilet

When camping you have several options when choosing your campsite. You may choose to stay at a campground with showers and restrooms for your convenience. ...
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How to Make a Camping Hammock

There is nothing like being in nature, and rocking gently between two trees in a hammock. Hammocks are not only an alternate sleeping arrangement from...
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How to Make an Ankle Brace

When we hear about ankle injuries, we tend to think of athletes. But, in truth, athletes are not more at risk than backpackers and hikers....
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How to Make Your Backpack Lighter

Ever wish that backpacks in real life could be like those in video games that hold tons and weigh ounces? Most backpackers dream of the...
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How to Plan a Backpacking Trip

Nothing says adventure like a person, a backpack, and the open country. Whether you want to backpack through the Pacific Crest Trail or cross the...
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River Crossing – How to Ford a River

Hiking in the wilderness is a great experience that many people enjoy. Most hikers stick to well-known trails and maps to ensure a safe and...