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


Best Pet-Friendly Ice Melt

Looking for the best pet-friendly ice melt? Our team at Outdoor Command has got your defrosting needs covered! Whether you're an actual dog owner, or...

Best Hiking Leggings For Women

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...

Best Travel Tripod

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...

Best Heated Mittens

Do you want to enjoy the outdoors all-year-round, without suffering cold hands when the temperature drops? Then you need to invest in a pair of...

Best Bushcraft Gloves

If you want to put your wilderness survival skills to the test, you'll need some high-quality gear to help you thrive in nature. One of...

Best BBQ Gloves (Buying Guide)

One of our favorite outdoor activities? Grilling! There's nothing more satisfying than hearing a sizzle when your piece of steak, veggies, or whatever you want...

Best Hiking Baby Carrier (Buying Guide)

Love exploring the great outdoors with kids? Then a high-quality child carrier can be the perfect addition to any camping and/or hiking adventure. Designed to...

Best Wool Mittens (Buying Guide)

Looking for a pair of high-quality wool mittens to keep you warm in cold weather conditions? We've got you - and your fingers - covered...

Best Packable Rain Jacket (Buying Guide)

When bad weather strikes, being prepared is key to your comfort. That is why every backpacker, hiker, and outdoor enthusiast should invest in a high-quality...

Best Backpacking Trowel (Buying Guide)

It's time to talk about an essential piece of backpacking gear, that some campers are reluctant to discuss in public. Yes, we're talking about finding...