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Elizabeth Paashaus
Elizabeth Paashaus

Elizabeth Paashaus

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Elizabeth Paashaus found her love for the outdoors through backpacking as a way to prove her self reliance. After earning her degree in graphic design, Elizabeth wasn't ready to sit down in an office and took a 1600 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail. She never got ready to be in front of a computer all day and has spent the last 15 years working in various parts of the outdoor industry from guiding climbs and hikes in Estes Park, CO to retail management in NC. Now Elizabeth travels the country with her husband and two kids in a retired school bus, living on public lands, climbing class routes, paddling through canyons, backpacking the wilderness, and teaching her kids along the way.

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Best Hammock of 2022

Best Hammock of 2022

How do you find the perfect hammock in a market exploding with options? You lay around a lot. We tested the top contenders in the field side-by-side to help you find the perfect option for...
Best Backpacking Backpacks for Women of 2022

Best Backpacking Backpacks for Women of 2022

Ready to go backpacking? We tested the top women's specific backpacks on the market to determine which one is best. After researching hundreds we bought the best to carry loads large and...
Best Backpacking Chair of 2022

Best Backpacking Chair of 2022

Have you been stumped by the quest for a comfortable backcountry seat for your rump? We gathered data on over fifty of the most popular chairs on the market, and then carefully selected 11...
Best Budget Hammocks of 2022

Best Budget Hammocks of 2022

After researching more than 50 models, we bought the top 8 hammocks and put them to the test with a thorough hands-on review. We spent hours setting up and taking down each model, not to...
How to Choose the Right Hammock

How to Choose the Right Hammock

So you want to try camping in a hammock instead of a tent? Maybe you've heard that owning a hammock can lighten your load and provide a unique experience, but you aren't sure if you will...
Dream Sparrow
Top Pick

Dream Sparrow

The Dream Hammock Sparrow offers all the right features and plenty of customization to build your perfect hammock. Its long length give your feet plenty of space when sleeping.
How to Choose a Women's Backpacking Backpack

How to Choose a Women's Backpacking Backpack

Choosing the backpack that is most suitable for your needs can be challenging, but we have broken down the most important aspects of the top rated women's specific backpacking packs to...
Moon Lence Camp Chair
Best Buy

Moon Lence Camp Chair

This Best Buy winner offers a high level of comfort for low weight and minimal price. It is a bit bulky when packed and would be even more comfortable if it sat you up straighter, but...
How to Choose a Backpacking Chair

How to Choose a Backpacking Chair

What should you consider when buying a lightweight portable backpacking chair? Below we break it down so you can sit back and enjoy the view in comfort on your outdoor adventures.
Big Agnes Skyline UL Stool
Top Pick

Big Agnes Skyline UL Stool

Ultralight, stable, and remarkably comfortable, even without a backrest, this well-designed stool changed our perspective on stools in the backcountry.
Therm-a-Rest Z Seat
Top Pick

Therm-a-Rest Z Seat

Take the edge of sitting on rocks and logs with this ground pad. For only 2 ounces, even gram-counting thru-hikers can get some added comfort and insulation with this uber-durable and...
Big Agnes Skyline UL
Editors' Choice

Big Agnes Skyline UL

This chair is a crowd-pleasing product with a great price and high scores across the board. Its blend of comfort and weight is unmatched in this review, and we just couldn't get enough.
ENO DoubleNest

ENO DoubleNest

The DoubleNest has proven itself over the years as a great hammock. There's a reason it's been so successful over so many years.
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