Samantha Bos

Samantha is an avid outdoor enthusiast who loves exploring the great unknown. She’s traveled all across the globe to sample nature’s delights. And her travels have taken her to all corners of the world: from hiking the famous Inca Trail in Peru to ice-hiking on glaciers in Alaska.

Besides hiking, Samantha likes to challenge herself with all kinds of outdoor activities. She doesn’t shy away from testing her limits. For example, navigating Grade 5 rapids whilst whitewater rafting in New Zealand, and avoiding close-encounters with bird-eating spiders and poisonous plants in the Australian rainforest. Currently based in Manhattan, New York, she’s traded in the real jungle for an urban jungle. But she tries to get out and explore nature in the surrounding Hudson Valley, Catskills, and Harriman State Park areas as often as she can.

She shares her knowledge of hiking, backpacking, and outdoor activities in handy ‘Best of’ overviews. Bundling the best-value, top-rated products that will no doubt make every reader a ‘happy camper’.

Articles by Samantha Bos

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7 Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads

As a backpacker, you know there’s nothing worse than setting up camp at the end of the day only to feel every single rock and...
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7 Best Hiking Shoes for Flat Feet

Flat feet are fairly common and typically painless, which is why many hikers with the condition will hardly give a thought to wearing special shoes...
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7 Best Camping Tables

You've probably been on a camping trip where you found yourself struggling to enjoy your meal simply because the paper plate on its own won't stay balanced...
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7 Best Camping Tarps

Camping can be fun, especially when you bring the right equipment, including the best camping tarp you can get your hands on. Unfortunately, the camping tarp doesn't get as much love...
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The Best Sleeping Bags for Cold Weather (Top 7)

Cold weather camping trips can be just as much fun as pitching your tent at the beach. The biggest difference is in the kind of preparation that needs...
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5 Best Pop Up Canopy Tents – Reviewed

July 14, 2021/Samantha Bos/Last Updated November 16, 2021 If you're in need of some additional sun protection or shelter from the rain, then a pop-up canopy...
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The 3 Best Tents For Tall People – Reviewed

June 15, 2021/Samantha Bos Table of Contents If you're a tall camper, you know there's nothing more annoying than waking up with your face pressed...
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The 6 Best Backpacking Trowels

June 15, 2021/Samantha Bos Table of Contents It's time to talk about an essential piece of backpacking gear, that some campers are reluctant to discuss...
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10 Best Gazebos for Camping

    June 13, 2021/Samantha Bos Table of Contents Craving some much-needed sun protection for those extra hot days at the beach? Perhaps you're in...
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The Best 10-Person Tents – Reviewed

June 8, 2021/Samantha Bos Table of Contents Love camping with a large group of friends or family members? Then you're going to need a spacious...
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The Best Camping Dinnerware – Top 7 Reviewed

May 10, 2021/Samantha Bos Table of Contents When it comes to outdoor gear, there's something every camper, hiker, and backpacker should invest in… Quality dinnerware....
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The 7 Best Sleeping Bags for Tall People

May 2, 2021/Samantha Bos Table of Contents For tall campers out there, finding a sleeping bag that snuggly fits can be a real challenge. As...
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Places to camp near Boston

If you’re thinking of taking a vacation to Boston, camping probably doesn’t spring immediately to mind. Travelers tend to hit up the town for a...
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3 Best Wood-Burning Tent Stoves

April 19, 2021/Samantha Bos Table of Contents Wood-burning tent stoves are a great way to keep warm on cold nights out in the wilderness. Lightweight...
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5 Best Tackle Boxes

April 13, 2021/Samantha Bos Table of Contents No matter what type of angler you are, a quality tackle box or bag is a must-have item....
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8 Best Hiking & Camping Headlamps

March 26, 2021/Samantha Bos Table of Contents A camping headlamp is a fantastic solution to light up your nighttime adventures, whilst keeping both arms free...
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The Best 3 Room Camping Tents Reviewed

March 18, 2021/Samantha Bos Table of Contents If you love family camping, or often go exploring the outdoors with a group of friends, then a...
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The 5 Best Camping Stools Reviewed

March 16, 2021/Samantha Bos Table of Contents When it comes to camping, there's a piece of outdoor gear you won't regret buying: a quality camping...
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5 Best Wool Blankets for Camping

March 16, 2021/Samantha Bos Table of Contents Looking for the best wool blankets for camping? Then you've come to the right place! Our team has rounded up our...
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4 Best Mosquito Nets For Camping

March 15, 2021/Samantha Bos Table of Contents Mosquito nets can save your trip and, in extreme cases, your life. We love camping and spending the...
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The 4 Best Pet-Friendly Ice Melts in 2021 Reviewed

March 10, 2021/Samantha Bos Table of Contents Looking for the best pet-friendly ice melt? Our team at Outdoor Command has got your defrosting needs covered!...
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10 Best Outdoor Clothing Brands in 2021

Planning to upgrade your hiking or backpacking wardrobe? We've got you, and your clothing needs, covered! In this review, we're highlighting the Top 10 Best...
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Kelty Cosmic Down 20 Sleeping Bag Review

The Kelty Cosmic Down 20 Sleeping Bag is one of Amazon's best-selling outdoor products, but is this sleeping bag actually worth the hype? Our team...
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The 7 Best Fixed-Blade Survival Knives in 2021 – Tested & Reviewed

Looking for the best survival knife to tackle the great outdoors? We've got you covered with this handy overview! Our experts have ranked the Top...
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10 Best Fire Starter Kits For Campfires: Reviewed

The secret to lighting a campfire quickly, and keeping it going all night long? Finding the best firewood! The right campfire wood can make your...
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The 11 Best Roll Up Camp Tables: Reviewed

Looking for the Best Roll Up Camp Table? Our team at Outdoor Command has got you, and your camping needs, covered! Our experts have scoured...
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The 10 Best Hammock Tarps: Reviewed

An essential piece of outdoor gear for any hammock camping adventure? A high-quality hammock camping tarp! This piece of fabric, also known as a hammock...
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The 10 Best Hammock Top Quilts: Reviewed

A must-have accessory for any hammock camping trip? A hammock top quilt! Don't settle for a traditional sleeping bag when you can enjoy superior comfort...
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The 10 Best Hammock Underquilts: Reviewed

Love hammock camping, but dislike those colder nights where you wake up with a stiff, cold back? Then you need a Best Hammock Underquilt to...
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8 Best Outdoor Misting Fans – Reviewed

One of the easiest ways to keep your cool this summer? A best outdoor misting fan! This must-have essential has the cooling airflow a regular...
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8 Best Outdoor Backless Benches

Looking for affordable furniture to spruce up your outdoor areas? Then an outdoor backless bench can be your perfect find - as this patio essential...
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6 Best Bean Bags for the Outdoors

The Best Bean Bags for the outdoors? We've rounded them up in one, comprehensive overview! Our team wants to help you save time and money,...
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10 Best Campfire Cooking Tools

Looking for the best campfire cooking tools? Then our team at Outdoor Command has got you, and your culinary ambitions, covered with this handy overview!...
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10 Best Outdoor String Lights On The Market

Looking for a way to boost the ambiance at your campsite, cabin, or outdoor spaces at home? Then a set of outdoor string lights can...
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8 Best Outdoor Scented Candles

Craving the scent of nature, but aren't able to go camping or hiking? Then treat yourself to some outdoor scented candles, enabling you to bring...
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3 Best Travel Duffel Bags – Reviewed

Luggage comes in all shapes and sizes, from lightweight hiking backpacks to big, heavy-duty suitcases: there's a solution for every kind of travel scenario. However, there's one...
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10 Best Enamel Camping Cups

Looking for a quality camping cup to sip your coffee, tea, or hot chocolate in style? Then an enamel mug is a great addition to...
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The Best Thermal Socks in 2021 Reviewed

Love camping in cold weather, but hate chilly feet? Then you need a pair of quality winter socks to keep you warm and comfy, even...
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The 4 Best Motorcycle Tents for Camping – Reviewed

March 12, 2020/Samantha Bos Table of Contents Do you love exploring the great outdoors by motorbike? Then you need to invest in a Best Tent...
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Best Sleeping Bag For Appalachian Trail in 2021

Thinking of hiking the Appalachian Trail? Then investing in the right outdoor gear is your starting point. Whether you only plan to hike a section...
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5 Best Fleece Jackets in 2021 – Tested & Reviewed

One item of clothing we recommend any outdoor enthusiast to own? A classic fleece jacket. Honestly, there are few items in our wardrobe that we...
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The Best Down Jackets – Tested & Reviewed

Looking for the best down jackets for your next adventure? Then this handy overview can help you save time and money when shopping for the...
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6 Best Binoculars For Kids

Love exploring the great outdoors with your little one? Then a pair of quality kids binoculars is a must-have addition to your outdoor gear. Kids...
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The 5 Best Bear Sprays and Maces to Protect Yourself on Hikes in 2021

February 23, 2020/Samantha Bos Table of Contents A must-have for campers and hikers who plan to venture into bear territory? A quality bear deterrent spray,...
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The Best Baby Carrier Backpacks

Want to take your little one on an outdoor adventure? Then you need a quality baby carrier backpack in your hiking gear collection! A quality...
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6 Best Hiking Leggings For Women in 2021 – Reviewed

One of the absolute staple pieces of my hiking wardrobe? A pair of stretchy, breathable leggings. Yes, I know some women may prefer classic hiking...
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The 5 Best Traveling Tripods – Reviewed

A must-have essential for any keen travel photographer? A Best Travel Tripod! Whether you snap images on a smartphone or DSLR camera: a travel tripod...
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The Best Heated Mittens in 2021 (Top 5 Reviewed)

January 21, 2020/Samantha Bos Table of Contents Do you want to enjoy the outdoors all-year-round, without suffering cold hands when the temperature drops? Then you...
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5 Best Bushcraft Gloves

January 12, 2020/Samantha Bos Table of Contents If you want to put your wilderness survival skills to the test, you'll need some high-quality gear to...
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The Best BBQ Gloves – Reviewed

Friends don't let friends grill without BBQ gloves. One of our favorite outdoor activities? Grilling! There's nothing more satisfying than hearing a sizzle when your...