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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5 Best Pop Up Canopy Tents in 2021 – Reviewed

July 14, 2021/Samantha Bos/Last Updated September 13, 2021 Table of Contents If you're in need of some additional sun protection or shelter from the rain, then...
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The 3 Best Tents For Tall People in 2021 – Reviewed

    September 2, 2019/Samantha Bos Table of Contents If you're a tall camper, you know there's nothing more annoying than waking up with your...
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The 6 Best Backpacking Trowels in 2021 (Buying Guide)

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

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 need of...
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The Best 10-Person Tents in 2021 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 in 2021 (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 in 2021

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 in 2021 – Review

April 19, 2021/Samantha Bos Table of Contents As there is no shortage of products on the market to choose from, we've compiled a list of...
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5 Best Tackle Boxes of 2021 Reviewed

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 in 2021 Reviewed

    July 27, 2020/Samantha Bos Table of Contents A camping headlamp is a fantastic solution to light up your nighttime adventures, whilst keeping both...
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The Best 3 Room Camping Tents in 2021 Reviewed

    March 12, 2020/Samantha Bos Table of Contents If you love family camping, or often go exploring the outdoors with a group of friends,...
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The 5 Best Camping Stools in 2021 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 in 2021 – Reviewed

    April 3, 2020/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...
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4 Best Mosquito Nets For Camping in 2021 – Reviewed

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...
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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 in 2021 (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 in 2021 (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 in 2021 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 in 2021 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 in 2021 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 in 2021 – 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 in 2021

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 in 2021

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 in 2021

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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The 10 Best Outdoor String Lights On The Market in 2021

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 in 2021

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 in 2021 – 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 in 2021 Reviews

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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5 Best Tables for Camping Trips in 2021 – Reviewed

March 21, 2020/Samantha Bos Table of Contents Why waste time and money on finding the best camping table? At Outdoor Command, we've got your camping...
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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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10 Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads of 2021 – Tested & Reviewed

Looking to upgrade your backpacking gear with a sleeping pad? Then look no further than our Best Backpacking Sleeping Pad overview! Our experts have rounded up our top 10 buys on Amazon,...
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The 4 Best Motorcycle Tents for Camping in 2021 (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...
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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 in 2021 – 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 in 2021 Reviewed

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 in 2021 Reviewed

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 in 2021 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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The Best Bushcraft Gloves in 2021 (Top 5 Reviewed)

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 in 2021 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...
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The 5 Best Hiking Baby Carriers in 2021 Reviewed

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...
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Best Wool Mittens On The Market in 2021 (Top 5 Reviewed)

January 7, 2020/Samantha Bos Table of Contents Looking for a pair of high-quality wool mittens to keep you warm in cold weather conditions? We've got...
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The 4 Best Lightweight Packable Rain Jackets in 2021

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...