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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Can You Pitch a Tent Anywhere? Everything You Need to Know About Wild Camping

Camping is the ultimate salvation from the long working week and allows you to be at one with nature. You can feel liberated out in...
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10 Best Hikes in Yosemite National Park

One of the most populous of the United States, California is an incredible place to visit for many reasons. Not only is Los Angeles filled...
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The Best Hikes in Virginia

Virginia has it all. From the Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Mountains to Virginia Beach and historic Richmond and everything in between, you’d be hard...
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The Best Hikes in Los Angeles: See the City of the Stars from a Whole New Perspective

Los Angeles, also known as home to America’s booming film industry, is also a great place to go hiking when you’re ready to get out...
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The Best Camping Sites in Georgia

Wherever you camp in Georgia, you will find hospitality, history, and scenery that is lush, peaceful, and unique. The campsites are also as diverse as...
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9 Best Camping Desserts to Share around a Campfire

The best thing about a campfire (besides getting warm) is making cooking up some sweet, hot, and gooey dessert recipes! And you know we’re talking...
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The 5 Best Backpacking Trips for Beginners

The best backpacking trip for beginners is one that is planned. This way, you can learn your strengths and limits at your own pace. This...
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The Life-Changing Health Benefits of Camping 

The obvious benefits of camping may be therapeutic, but the real health benefits of camping go far beyond the fresh air and Vitamin D. So...
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Backpacking with a Guitar: A Fast Way to Make New Friends

Whenever you go backpacking, there’s always that one person who brings a guitar. And this person always seems to have others around them, interested in...
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Backpacking with a Baby Won’t Slow You Down

Backpacking with a baby can be a wonderful bonding experience for your new family. And let’s face it – you’re already a hardcore backpacker. Backpacking...