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18 Camping Food Ideas That Don’t Require A Fridge



Cooking in the woods.

Camping is one of the best family vacation options out there. Getting out into nature to explore and reset is a great bonding activity, and will create memories lasting for years to come. But sometimes all the camping equipment you have to carry around with you can make your trip a hassle, and distract you from properly enjoying it. When the time of your camping trip is getting closer, nobody is looking forward to dragging around a heavy camping cooler. 

There are a few scenarios where it would be much less bothersome to just pack food that doesn’t require refrigeration. For example, long-term camping trips where carrying a cooler just wouldn’t work, you would have to take two or more to carry enough food, and it’s not a good idea to rely on them for that long to keep your food fresh. On much shorter camping trips, its also a great idea to take non-refrigerated foods, to decrease your pack size exponentially. Although it’s completely normal to see a camper dragging around a camping cooler all day, it’s easier than you think to go without.

For those of you who enjoy staying on the move, visiting multiple camping sites per trip and hiking throughout the wilderness, carrying along some type of camping cooler is also a huge hindrance, it’s so much easier to just take food inside your backpack. It might seem like an impossible task to camp without a fridge, coming from your home where almost every meal comes out of there, but there are plenty of options for food to take camping without a fridge. We’ve compiled a list of some camping foods and meal ideas for your next trip into the wild, none of which require any refrigeration. 


A photo of a girl drinking coffee.

Since many of the best trails are only accessible by foot, it’s essential to bring non-refrigerated food items with you.


18 Camping food ideas

We have compiled a list of 18 basic food options that you can bring from home without a fridge. There are many different filling and nutritious meals you could make out of these ingredients, and later we’ve included some meal ideas as well. 


1. Tea and Coffee

The most popular way to start the day for almost everyone in the world, your morning tea or coffee requires no refrigeration. Simply bring along your coffee grounds or tea bags and heat your water over a stove or campfire. Even easier, you could try some instant coffee packets, it doesn’t get more convenient than that. If you like milk in your hot drinks, use powdered milk or creamer, and of course, sugar can be brought along in a small sealed container.


2. Oatmeal

Another fast and easy breakfast idea, and perfect for some slow-release carbohydrates, oatmeal starts the day of millions of people around the world, and it’s so easy to take on a camping trip, no fridge required at all. Just cook it up with water over your camping stove, and add in some dried fruits or nuts for flavor. 


3. Granola or energy bars

Whether you make them yourself at home or take them store-bought, most granola bars and energy bars don’t require a fridge. They make a great snack or quick breakfast, and you can take them anywhere without worrying if they’ll last. They’re also ideal for packing into your day bag for any hike or perhaps kayak trip. 


4. Potatoes

Uncooked potatoes don’t require any refrigeration at all, and they work for all meals in the day. Dice them up and fry in oil with a little seasoning and some onions for breakfast, or throw them in your curry at dinnertime. 


5. Peanut Butter

All types of nut butter, be it peanut, almond, or even cashew, will be fine in any temperature. They’re delicious, loved by kids and adults alike, and pack a great protein punch. You can eat peanut butter on toast, in a PB&J sandwich, or just out of the jar with a spoon!


A photo of peanuts.

Bringing along peanuts or peanut butter is a great way to get a healthy dose of protein while backpacking.


6. Fruit

Pick a few seasonal fruits to bring along, they make a great snack and will do just fine out of the fridge. Bananas go along great with peanut butter and are full of energy, and some berries like strawberries or raspberries will keep fine out of the sun for about two days. 


A photo of an orange.

Fruits are essential to staying healthy and hydrated while camping.


7. Canned fruit

Another option for taking along some healthy snacks, canned fruit is a great idea if you don’t have room for fresh fruit. Just make sure to get fruit canned with water, as the ones in syrup contain a lot of added sugar, not so much of a healthy option. You can bring along a few choices, like peaches and pears, or a fruit cocktail. 


8. Beef jerky and turkey jerky

Dried meat jerky has always been a camping staple, because of its ability to keep for long periods without any refrigeration. It also can give you great protein boosts throughout the day as a snack or can be served as a meal with crackers and veggies. 


9. Bread

Packs of bagels, bread buns, any bread that’s already made into individual portions are ideal for camping. You can bring along whole loaves too, but these will start to go stale after the first day, which is why bagels make a better option. You can use them for all different types of sandwiches, or grill them up over the fire and serve with a little oil, hummus, or garlic salt for a quick meal. 


A photo of bread.

In its many different varieties, bread is an excellent source of carbs and goes well with many different types of meals.


10. Pasta and grains

All types of pasta can be brought camping without a fridge easily, and cooked up with water. The same goes for noodles, rice, quinoa, and couscous, there are plenty of choices for your carbohydrates.


11. Chopped veggies

Carrots, cucumbers, and tomatoes will all last a few days without refrigeration. Just cut them up to add to sandwiches or make salads. For salad dressing, individual packets will help save on packing space, and also mean you won’t have to worry about leaky bottles. All you need to do to make these ingredients last is to leave them in a cool spot, out of the sun. 


12. Homemade cookies and brownies

Both of these would last up to a week on your trip, but they probably won’t make it that long before being eaten up. Chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, there are so many classics to choose from. Just whip up a batch of your family’s favorite recipe and wrap them up well. For extra freshness we recommend you transport them in a sealed container. For a healthy option, why not try some homemade energy balls, with such ingredients as dates, almonds, nut butters, and coconut. 


A photo of cookies.

Cookies are perfect for providing us with an extra boost of energy on any outdoor adventure.


13. Store-bought cookies and snacks

No time to bake? Just run to the grocery store before your trip and pick up a package of your favorites. Grab some Oreos or a pack of muffins, none of these delicious snacks need to be kept in the fridge, and they make an excellent treat after a long days hike. 


14. Grilled vegetables

Grilling some veggies over the campfire is a delicious and easy meal for the end of your day. While you’re at home, pre-package some veggies and seasonings in foil packets, and just sprinkle with salt and pepper and olive oil before grilling them over the fire. Some good vegetable choices are carrots and potatoes, corn, onions, and even butternut squash. Add in some canned tomato and you’ve got a delicious sauce for with pasta or rice. 


15. Instant potatoes

Instant potatoes don’t need to be kept in a fridge, and you can add in pretty much anything for some flavor. They make a great accompaniment to other foods, and all you need to do to cook them is add water and bring to a boil. 


16. Hard cheeses

As long as the weather isn’t too hot, a block of hard cheese such as cheddar or parmesan will last a few days out of the fridge. Keep it wrapped up in a tea towel and in the shade, and as well sealed as possible. Grated parmesan in a sealed container will also last around three or four days. 


A photo of cheese.

While hard cheeses last longer, softer ones will still remain fresh for up to a day.


17. Baked beans

A staple of student life, cans of baked beans are also a camping classic. Everyone in their childhoods has eaten a can of beans heated up over the campfire. Add some nachos or toast on the side for a tastier and more filling meal. 


18. Herbs and spices

Just because you’re camping, doesn’t mean you should miss out on properly seasoned food. All your herbs and spices at home are options to bring camping, and none of them need to be kept in the fridge. For some basic seasonings, we recommend bringing along some paprika and chili flakes for a bit of heat. If you’re planning to cook pasta, basil and oregano never go amiss, whereas if you’re leaning towards curries, cumin and ground coriander are your best bet. You can make your own mixes at home and sprinkle them into all sorts of camping meals, and never forget the all-important salt and pepper. 


People around a campfire.

Bringing along some items that can be cooked over a fire is always a nice touch.


Camping meal and snack ideas

If you’re short on inspiration, here’s a few meal ideas made entirely from ingredients that don’t require a fridge. There are options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as some healthy snacks to keep you going, and some not-so-healthy s’mores to look forward to at the end of the day. After all, even the most health-conscious of us can agree, it’s not camping without s’mores. 


  • Breakfast cereal: This one’s a favorite with the kids, breakfast cereals will last through pretty much anything as long as you keep them sealed. Just use a little milk powder with water, the same as you do with your coffee. There’s also granola and muesli for the grown-ups, a great high energy breakfast if you’re planning a hike later on. 


  • Oatmeal: Another fast and easy breakfast idea, and perfect for some slow-release carbohydrates, oatmeal starts the day of millions of people around the world, and it’s so easy to take on a camping trip, no fridge required at all. Just cook it up with water over your camping stove, and add in some dried fruits or nuts for flavor. 


  • Pancake mix: Pre-packaged pancake mixes are an excellent choice for a no-fridge breakfast. A hot and delicious breakfast like that will make you forget you’re away from home at all. Fry them up with a little oil, and top with maple syrup or jam for a decedent early meal, without having to worry about camping coolers at all. 


  • Tuna sandwiches: Cans of tuna don’t require a fridge to transport, so make a great lunch option on sandwiches, served with a little salad. You can mix with individual mayo packets to save on packing space, and use chickpeas for a vegetarian or vegan option. There are lots more vegan camping recipes on our website, so if you’re interested, take a look. 


  • Canned soups: A hearty canned soup makes a great option for your dinner, choose a thick one with lots of vegetables inside to fill you up. Just heat over your camping stove or fire, and serve with some toasted bread or a sandwich. 


  • Homemade campfire soup: If you’d rather make your own soup over the campfire, its a much healthier option, and can be rewarding and fun to eat something you cooked and prepared yourself. Just add all your ingredients to a pot and let it simmer for an hour- we recommend using vegetable stock, with plenty of onions and garlic, and some carrots, potatoes and dried lentils. None of these ingredients require a fridge, and you get a fresh meal that could have been cooked in your kitchen. As an optional extra, you can add in some pre-packaged dried meat.


  • Pasta with tomato sauce: A really quick and easy dinner, just boil some pasta in water and add canned tomato sauce. If you have it, sprinkle some cheese on top, and liberally add as much seasoning as you’d like. You can also add in the grilled veggies from before, and some pre-packaged dried meats, for a really hearty meal. 


  • Mac n cheese: A box or two of macaroni and cheese is always good to have in reserve on a camping trip. It’s not exactly a gourmet meal, but if you need to quickly whip something up for hungry kids, its quick and easy and will fill them up. 


  • Mexican instant rice: An easy dish to cook up, just add your rice mix to boiling water, then add in your extras. Canned beans and salsa, and also canned corn goes a long way with instant rice. A small sachet of taco seasoning (available on Amazon) would also really bring the flavor, and you can serve up with some tortilla shells for a proper Mexican night around the campfire. 


  • Popcorn: Popcorn can be made from scratch or store-bought, and easily heated on the campfire. It’s a snack that’s delicious, filling, and easy, eating popcorn and telling stories around the campfire is a great way to spend your summer evenings. 


  • S’mores: It wouldn’t be camping without s’mores, they’re possibly even more important than remembering your sleeping bag. Marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers are all easy to keep without a fridge, so you can cook them up over the campfire without worry.


  • Dried fruit and nuts: We recommend making your own trail mix, a snack that is filling, sweet, and full of protein and energy. You can bring as much as you want without ever having to worry about storage, as a good trail mix will last you through almost anything. 


A photo of a sandwich.

At the end of the day, a healthy meal makes all the difference.


Final Verdict:

You may not have thought it was possible to camp without the hindrance of a camping cooler. Gone are the days you were jealous of the RVers with their fridge on board, now you can put together a gourmet camping meal and dine in style on your next adventure vacation. With some delicious pancakes for breakfast, a filling pasta dish for dinner, and plenty of trail mix in between, you should be full of energy and ready for some family fun.

Not included in our list are some other options you could try, for example, pasta salad and campfire burritos, which you can make easily with a mix of canned beans and veggies. One thing to remember is campfire safety; doing your cooking over a campfire is a really fun way to make your meals, and make your trip feel like a genuine wilderness experience. However, campfires are one of the biggest causes of wildfires in the US, and the last thing any camper wants to do is endanger the environment we love to explore. Just make sure you follow proper safety protocols and you won’t have anything to worry about, and you can concentrate on making wonderful memories with your family.

If you want to take it one step further, we have an article available on dehydrated backpacking recipes. These are meals optimized to be as light as possible for you to take on the trail, and all you need to do to cook them is just add water. It doesn’t get more convenient than that!


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How to have amazing experiences camping in Alaska?




Do you want to make the most of your camping experience in Alaska? Camping is the best way to cherish the mesmerizing Alaskan scenery and be in proximity to Mother Nature with your friends and loved ones.

Are you wondering where to camp, where to go, and what items to pack for an Alaskan camping trip? This article has all the answers regarding camping in Alaska! Moreover, this place comprises a few amazing bewilderments that make it different than other camping locations.

If you’re ready to explore Alaska and be immersed in its camping, here are the top 4 tips for a seamless camping experience in Alaska.

  1. Be ready for the varying types of weather

The temperature of Alaska is unpredictable. Hence, if you’re camping in summer in blisteringly hot weather, it would be great to carry something waterproof and warm clothes. In your Alaska travel and camping, it’s required to carry your bibbed waterproof rain pants, raincoats, and hip boots.

This is how you don’t worry about the sudden rain and catch fish all day. Moreover, camping without a bathing suit doesn’t seem right! Camping and cruising go hand in hand; hence, a trip to Alaska will help you get the most out of your Alaska trip.

  1. Pick a campground mindfully

Although you are not mandated to stay at a campground run by the federal government if you wish to go tent camping, it may be the best bet if this is your initial camping trip. Establishing your individual camping place in the bush might feel more adventurous. Still, when camping with small children, you should remain closer to society in case a bear visits your campsite.

When you opt to lease a camping site, you must make your booking ahead because the more renowned campsites might fill up rapidly. Look on the internet for campgrounds near the events and routes you want to visit.

  1. You will have the option to relax or unwind

Although some corporate Alaska campers provide cable TV and Wi-Fi facilities, none of the federal campsites do. Whether you come here expecting to remain up to date on all the accouterments of technologies (or your beloved TV show), you may feel frustrated. But what if you treat your camping vacation as a time to relax and enjoy the unique stunning scenery surrounding you? It feels exciting.

  1. Keep the bears at bay

Bears are amazing animals, which doesn’t imply you should invite them with welcoming hands inside your camp. You must be capable of keeping bears away from your campground if you wish to enjoy the woods with them without causing mishaps. Below are a few suggestions:

  •     You can bypass bear highways by not camping along riverbanks or pathways.
  •     Do not even camp alone: for your safety, striving to remain close to others would be better.


These are the top 4 tips to enjoy camping in Alaska. What are you thinking of? Dive into the best experiences of camping, and cherish the moments forever. Happy camping! 



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Why Duck Boots are Good for Hiking



are duck boots good for hiking

The quest to find the perfect hiking shoes is never-ending, so the next option we’re going to explore is Duck Boots. Duck Boots have been around for more than 100 years and they’re used for all sorts of outdoor activities, so we can’t discount them as a hiking boot. Let’s dive in a little deeper into what duck boots are, and whether they’re an ideal choice for your next hike.


A pair of Bean Boots.

The legendary Maine-made L.L.Bean Boot was designed by “L.L.” himself in 1912 and has been keeping feet dry and comfortable ever since.


What are Duck Boots?

Duck Boots, also known as Bean Boots, were created by Leon Leonwood Bean, who founded the company L.L. Bean. Bean, who got sick of wet feet during hunting trips, wanted to create a boot that would keep his feet dry while still being ideal for the outdoors. He theorized mixing together two types of boot, combining the rubber sole of a work boot with the leather upper of a casual or hunting boot.

The rubber sole would provide all the necessary protection from the elements, while the leather upper would retain the flexibility and comfort of a regular leather boot. Thus, the Duck Boot was born and became a huge success. Other brands now produce this style of boot, but you can never forget the original waterproof boots.

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A pair of Duck Boots in a puddle of water.

When choosing which hiking boots you should buy, Duck Boots should be considered for their weatherproof design.


What makes a good hiking shoe?

If you’re considering Duck Boots for use as a hiking shoe, you should first know what you’re looking for. There are so many elements to consider when searching for the perfect boot, as there is no one size fits all. Different shoes are optimized for different conditions, different situations you might encounter on the trail, so finding the right shoe isn’t an easy task.

Various terrains put different pressures on your shoes during hikes. This is why hiking boots are usually split into three main categories, each optimized for a different sort of hike. Lightweight hiking shoes (trail shoes), which resemble trainers, are essentially reinforced running shoes. They provide some support, but their main purpose is to be light and breathable while still protecting your foot.

These shoes are designed for day hikes, but they’re actually a favorite among long-distance backpackers. A sturdier shoe would provide more support, but trail shoes are a popular choice long-distance as they aren’t as heavy or constricting as other boots, while still providing enough protection to keep your feet safe and happy during a hike. The only downside of trail running shoes is their lack of ankle support, which leaves you at risk of twisted ankles and other injuries.

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 On the other end of the scale are mountaineering boots, designed for terrains which present more of a challenge to traverse. If you’re hiking through rocky territory or icy glaciers, this type of boot provides all the necessary extra protection. They’re much more heavy-duty than hiking shoes, often warmer, water-resistant, abrasion-resistant, and provide much more support to your foot.

Backpacking boots make a compromise between the two, as they aim to keep you prepared for any terrain. For multi-day treks, this type of boot is ideal as it’s durable and supportive enough to carry you through most challenges in the backcountry.

The materials used to construct a hiking boot define it, as the wrong fabric can cause so much suffering for your feet. Finding the right combination of waterproofing and breathability, while still being a comfortable shoe, can present a challenge. That’s why we’re going to break down the material considerations you’ll need to remember when deciding is a shoe is right for hiking.

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Full-grain leather is a very durable and versatile material, so many mountaineering boots are made using this fabric. For rigorous hikes which pass through rough terrains, full-grain leather is fully protective while remaining very comfortable. It has excellent waterproof properties, as well as being warm and highly durable. However, in return for this protection, you have to deal with the increased weight of these heavy-duty boots.

You may have heard the saying “one pound on your feet equals five on your back” and this applies to full-grain leather boots. They may not feel too heavy when you try them on, but five miles down the trail you might find yourself wishing for a lighter shoe. Of course, over rough terrain, the valuable protection full-grain leather provides is well worth the weight, but you don’t need such a heavy shoe for casual hikes.

Split grain leather offers reduced protection, but is more breathable than full-grain leather. It’s still a durable material, but it’s less heavy-duty and has reduced water-resistant properties. It’s often used in combination with synthetic materials, creating a compromise between protection and comfort, and this combination is the most common choice for casual hikers.

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Various synthetic materials are used in the construction of hiking shoes, such as nylon and polyester. One benefit of synthetic materials is that they are much easier to break in than leather. These shoes feel lighter and also dry faster, but lack the water-resistant properties of leather. Of course, you can improve the water-resistance, but this can affect the breathability. Check out how to waterproof hiking boots for more information.


A pair of boots in the grass.

Different hiking boots are better suited for different terrains and it’s best to find a pair of boots that fits your adventure.


Also, depending on the type of trekking you do, hiking boots are available in different cuts and heights. Lightweight trail running shoes are often low cut, meaning they end below the ankle. This allows for a wider range of motion but leaves your ankle vulnerable to injury.

Shoes like this are best worn on well-maintained trails, where there’s less risk of trail debris and uneven terrain. Mid-cut boots offer more ankle support and better balance and protection, but the most protective style of boot is high-cut. These boots reinforce your ankle fully and are necessary for off-trail adventures.

Many hiking boots are equipped with devices that provide extra internal support, the purpose of which is to protect both your feet and the soles of your shoes on uneven terrain. One option is shanks, which are 3-5mm thick inserts sandwiched between the midsole and outsole of your boot. These add load-bearing stiffness to hiking boots, which is important to ensure you stay stable and balanced.

Shanks vary in length, some running the whole way down the boot, others just half-way. This feature makes the sole of a hiking boot less flexible, keeping your feet in a mostly flat position.

This may seem counterintuitive balance-wise, but a flexible sole allows your foot to wrap around every root and rock you step on, which can be painful, and tires you out much faster. Having a reinforced sole is a big benefit, but it could make your boot heavier; it all depends on the material the shank is made from.

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Some hiking boots feature plates as a form of internal support, which are thin and semi-flexible. These can be used in conjunction with shanks, and they protect your feet from getting bruised by anything you step on.

All hiking boots have rubber outsoles, the part of your boot which spends the most time in contact with the ground. Some have additives such as carbon, which increases the hardness of the material. This is most commonly seen in mountaineering boots for extra durability, but the extra harness of the outsole can mean they feel slick if you go off-trail.

Traction is very important in a hiking boot for obvious reasons, so make sure you get a boot with enough traction to keep you comfortable. If you’re constantly trying not to slip, the increased pressure on your muscles can be painful and even damaging, whereas a boot with a good grip will make your hike so much easier.

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So, what makes a good hiking shoe? The ideal footwear for hiking finds the right balance between comfort and protection, and this depends on your own personal hiking preferences. In general, you need a degree of protection from the elements, water resistance, comfort, and breathability. A good hiking boot should protect your foot without hindering your process, and if you make the right choice then your hikes will be so much better for it.


A girl hiking in the mountains.

Duck Boots are well-known for their water resistance and ability to be easily cleaned, but are they the best hiking boot option?


Are Duck Boots good for hiking?

Duck boots are constructed using a rubber sole and lower shoe, whilst incorporating a full-grain leather upper. This means Duck Boots have excellent water resistance. Full-grain leather is highly waterproof, as is rubber, so with these shoes, you’ll never have to worry about wet feet.

Of course, Bean Boots claim to be the “original antidote to wet feet”, so water resistance is one thing we know they’re good for. A good hiking boot should always be water-resistant, as there’s a high chance of encountering puddles, streams, and other wet terrains when you’re on the trail. There’s also always the possibility of rain, so even if you step around the puddles, your boots always need to have a good degree of water resistance. If there’s one thing Duck Boots are, it’s waterproof.

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L.L. Bean’s Duck Boots use a steel shank for additional support, and this is a great feature for a potential hiking boot. Reducing the flexibility of the sole means more protection for your feet, so this feature of Duck Boots is a big benefit. Remember, this only applies to L.L. Bean’s branded Duck Boots, as there are many other boots of the same style available which might lack this additional internal support.

Duck Boots are known for being very comfortable. Boots are the number one most important piece of equipment for a hiker, and comfort is paramount. If your hiking boots are uncomfortable, it can make you hate every minute you wear them. On the other hand, finding a pair of boots that are comfortable for you is a big first step towards having the right shoe, so regarding comfort, Bean Boots get a pass from us.

Another benefit of Duck Boots is that they’re easy to clean. This isn’t as important as other factors, but after a long hike through muddy and dirty conditions, these boots only need a quick spray from a hosepipe and they’re clean and ready to go.

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We’ve covered the benefits of wearing Bean Boots for hiking, and there are a number of reasons you might think they’re a good choice. Duck Boots are highly waterproof, very comfortable, and feature shanks which are a big help towards stability. However, there are some elements of these shoes which might mean they aren’t the best choice for hiking.


A man climbing on rocks.

While Duck Boots offer great water resistance, their ankle support is not the best which may deter some people from using them for longer hikes.


Why Duck Boots might not be the best choice

Ankle support is a big deal when it comes to hiking boots; as we explained before it can be the difference between a successful hike and a painful injury. Duck Boots are high cut, meaning they rise above your ankles. This means they do provide some support, but it’s minimal, and ideally, a hiking boot would offer more structure around the ankle. For hikers traversing rough terrain, more protection is needed, as if you miss a step in Duck Boots there isn’t much to save you from injury.

Another important thing to consider is traction. Duck boots are designed specifically to handle wet weather, and they do it very well. If you’re in wet, muddy, slushy or otherwise slippery conditions, Duck Boots are ideal, as they have plenty of traction and grip.

However, mud isn’t the only thing which hiking boots have to put up with. On the trails, the traction Bean Boots provides is considerably reduced compared to hiking boots, the difference is noticeable and unfortunately, the traction on the soles of Duck Boots just isn’t strong enough for any sort of serious hiking.

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The materials from which Duck Boots are made make them excellently waterproof. However, rubber and full-grain leather aren’t the most breathable of materials. Although they may do a good job of not letting in water from the outside, they also keep it in.

The lack of breathability here can be very uncomfortable, leading to hot and sweaty feet. This can cause blisters, and for this reason, we would not recommend them as a hiking shoe. All hikers need waterproof boots, but there are others available which won’t make you suffer.

Blisters are something which all hikers have to deal with at some point, but if your boots aren’t breathable then they’re much more likely and threaten to ruin your hike. The best hiking boots keep your feet dry while staying breathable and comfortable, so don’t make an exception here.

If you’re keen on mountaineering, then your hiking boots need to be crampon compatible, which Duck Boots are not. Crampons help with grip when scaling rocky terrain, so having a boot they work with is necessary for safety reasons.

We have no choice but to conclude that L.L. Bean’s Duck Boots are no good for hiking. Although they are comfortable and highly water-resistant, the lack of extra support and breathability means they aren’t the best hiking boot.

A boot specifically designed for hiking could offer the same level of comfort while giving you much more support on the trails. Hiking boots made from Gore-tex would provide the same level of excellent waterproofing while still maintaining breathability, so there are better options out there.


A pair of Duck Boots on a ladder in the snow.

While Duck Boots may not be the best option for hiking, they are still a great overall winter boot.


What are Duck Boots good for?

Although we cannot avoid the conclusion that duck boots are no good for hiking, they’re still an excellent outdoor shoe. Bean Boots are ideal for making your way through snow and slush, so we do recommend this style as a general winter boot.

For any outdoor activity in cold weather, these shoes are ideal, as their warmth and waterproofing will keep your feet happy, while their traction is perfect for walking in the snow. Duck Boots are much closer to snow boots or rain boots than they are hiking, so for these weather conditions, we can whole-heartedly recommend these high-quality shoes.


Other branded duck boots

L.L. Bean was the original creator of the duck boot, but other brands have made their own version. Sperry offers a shoe called the Watertown Duck Boot, and its design is very similar to the original. Sperry’s version boasts a rubber lug outsole with no-slip traction, which could mean improved grip compared to L.L. Bean’s shoe. However, this is still not a hiking sole, so it’s not ideal for outdoor adventuring.


Final Verdict:

So, are Duck Boots good for hiking? The short answer; no. Although Duck Boots make an excellent winter boot, ideal for cold and wet weather, they just aren’t up to the same standard as hiking boots in other areas. The traction Bean Boots provide is optimized for wet conditions, such as snow and slush, but it’s simply not good enough for hiking in the backcountry.

The ankle support is admittedly better than trail running shoes, but more protection is needed if you do anything other than light and easy hikes. For your next hiking trip, Duck Boots aren’t the best choice, even though they’re comfy. If you’re still looking for an outdoor shoe, you might wonder, are Timberlands good for hiking? Read our article on the subject to find out if Timberlands might be the answer you’re looking for.

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Bob And Brad C2 Massage Gun Review/The Best Massage Gun for Sports Lovers



Massage guns have become popular in recent years as a way to help people relax and ease pain. They are especially popular among those who enjoy sports, as the massage guns can help to reduce muscle soreness after a workout resulting in faster recovery and improved performance. 

Some other benefits associated with the use of massage guns include:


Increased blood flow– Massage guns can help to improve circulation by increasing blood flow, which helps to reduce inflammation and swelling in the muscles. This is especially important for those who are involved in sports or exercise, as increased blood flow can help to repair damaged tissue faster.


Improved flexibility– Massage guns also help to improve flexibility by loosening tight muscles and tendons. This allows the body to move more freely, resulting in improved performance during physical activity.


Reduced stress– The massage gun can also help to reduce stress and anxiety levels. Massaging the muscles helps to release endorphins, which are hormones that act as natural painkillers. By releasing these endorphins, people can feel less stressed and relaxed after using a massage gun.


Relieves pain– Massage guns are great for relieving pain and discomfort, as the vibration helps to loosen tight muscles and release tension. This can help to reduce pain caused by inflammation, arthritis, or other aches and pains.


Enhances performance– Massage guns can help to improve performance when it comes to physical activities, as they help to reduce muscle fatigue and soreness. This helps people perform better in their chosen sport or activity.

Why Choose the Bob And Brad C2 Massage Gun 

It’s well known that massage guns are a great way to relieve tension and soreness after a long day or workout. But with so many different massage guns on the market, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. In this Bob and Brad C2 Massage Gun Review, we’ll take a look at the pros and cons of this popular massage gun to help you decide if it’s the right one for you.


If you are an athlete or just someone looking to soothe sore and aching muscles, the Bob And Brad C2 Massage Gun is an ideal choice. This powerful massage gun is designed to provide deep tissue relief through its variety of adjustable speed settings and interchangeable massage heads. The ergonomic design allows for comfortable use during longer sessions, and the lightweight body makes it easy to transport and store. With its powerful motor, the C2 Massage Gun is capable of providing up to 3200 revolutions per minute. With five different intensity levels, this strong force helps to penetrate deep into muscle fibers and provides effective relief from soreness and pain.


The Bob and Brad C2 Massage Gun is designed to help athletes and active individuals recover faster after strenuous activity. It provides a deep-tissue massage that can reduce soreness, improve flexibility, and increase the range of motion in the body. This massage gun also comes with four interchangeable heads for various massaging techniques including a flat head for larger muscle groups, a round head for deeper tissue work, a U-shape for joint relief, and a conical head for smaller areas like the neck or hands. With this variety of massage heads, the C2 helps to target specific areas of discomfort and provides customized relief.



Overall, the Bob And Brad C2 Massage Gun is an excellent choice for those looking for a reliable and powerful massage gun that can provide effective relief from muscle soreness after exercise or long days. With its adjustable speed settings and interchangeable massage heads, it is sure to meet your needs. So if you’re an athlete or just someone looking to give their muscles some well-deserved love and attention, the Bob And Brad C2 Massage Gun is a great investment.


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