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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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...
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How to Avoid Ticks When Camping

When we think about a camping trip pleasant ideas come to mind: fresh air, spacious environments, calmness, etc. We do not think about disgusting little...
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How Much Water to Bring Camping

When camping one of the key supplies to pack is water. As we all know, water is key to our survival in any situation. When...
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How Many Miles Can You Hike in a Day?

If you love hiking and can’t get enough of it, or maybe you’re totally new to hiking but are looking to hike as much as...
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Fun Things to do While Camping – Ideas to Make Memories in the Great Outdoors

Camping with the people you love is the perfect way to spend a weekend or a holiday. Taking to the mountains, setting up camp in...
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The Difference Between Hiking & Backpacking (plus the best places to do both!)

If you’re a fan of being in the great outdoors, or even if you’ve just toyed with the idea of spending some days and nights...
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Hiking Safety Tips – Making Memories the Safe Way

Whether you’re going out alone, or bringing along your loved ones, ensuring your own safety is a top priority will ensure your trip is memorable...