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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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...
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14 Backpacking Meals That Will Get You Through a Long Day

Backpacking lunch ideas can make or break your backpacking trip. It’s because lunch is one of those backpacking meals where everyone is hungry and looking...
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The 9 Best Places to Camp in Illinois

No matter where you go in the state of Illinois, you’ll find the best camping in the U.S. It completely stands to reason. First and...
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A Hiking Date Can Be Adventurous, Fun, & Romantic

Since a hiking date can mean so many awesome things, it also means being prepared for anything. So what to wear on a hiking date...
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How to Keep Food Cold on a Camping Trip

How to keep food cold is the number one challenge for anyone who goes on a camping trip. This is especially true for groups of...
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Paleo Backpacking Meals Made Easier

Paleo backpacking meals aren’t as impossible to make and carry as you might think. There are many more options available as people choose paleo meals...
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What is Dry Camping? 

Dry camping, in its simplest terms, is overnighting in the comfort of a motorhome, but without using the hookups. It’s best described as venturing down...