Love the outdoors

Love the outdoors

Ursack Bear Bag
Ursack Bear Bag
These are an alternative to large bulky bear canisters is the Ursack bag and bags will cost you around $100 depending...
Packing a backpack
Packing a backpack
You may think that packing a backpack is a mundane task, however, it is both an art and science! How...
MSR Freelite 1
MSR Freelite 1
Review The MSR Freelite 1 is an ultralight 1 person solo tent. The MSR Freelite 1 weighs in at just...
Mount Tamanos
Mount Tamanos
Preparation Mount Tamanos is in the SE corner of Mount Rainier National Park. The park is about a 2hr SSE...
Mount Tamanos Gear
Mount Tamanos Gear
Total Dry pack gear weight 21lbs. Excludes water, fuel and food. This is an overnight trip in September with temperatures...
Doughboys
Doughboys
The doughboy is a tasty trail treat. Not overly heavy to carry but fun to make and wonderful to eat....
Tent Stakes
Tent Stakes
Tent stakes or pegs (the UK name) often come with tents and occasionally with some other gear. In this case,...
EagleNest Profly Tarp
EagleNest Profly Tarp
Eagle Nest Outfitters ProFly Tarp Review Unlike simple square tarps, Eagle Nest Outfitters (ENO) have contoured, shaped and sized the...
Hang a hammock tarp
Hang a hammock tarp
Tarps can be used above ground for a hammock, or on the ground like a tent. It is quite easy...
How to pick a tent
How to pick a tent
Tents are the most commonly used form of shelter on the trail and there are a number of things to...
Big Agnes UL1
Big Agnes UL1
Review The Big Agnes UL1 tent is an ultralight 1 person tent. At just 2.1 lbs, this is a fantastically light...
Mt Mitake and Mt Hinode
Mt Mitake and Mt Hinode
Mt Mitake and Mt Hinode are in Chichibu-Tama-Kai National Park, about 50Km west of Tokyo. It take around 2hrs to reach...

Knowledge

The greatest thing about knowledge is that it is probably the most useful thing you are carrying on a hike and yet it weighs nothing. Also, it only costs a little time.
Packing a backpack
Packing a backpack
River Crossings
River Crossings
Truckers Hitch
Truckers Hitch
Knot Terminology
Knot Terminology
Insects
Insects
Farrimond hitch
Farrimond hitch
Sheet Bend
Sheet Bend
Cord Carabiner
Cord Carabiner
Clothes Line Hang
Clothes Line Hang

Jolly Trails

Jolly Trails is dedicated to backpacking, hiking and having safe fun in the outdoors.

  • The Hikes category describes some hikes around the world.
  • The Gear category walks through how to select gear and contains product reviews of individual items and ‘systems’
  • The Knowledge category gives useful tips and information for being safe in the outdoors