Outdoor Guide/Videographer/Writer

Pak, Eugene

My name is 박 (Pak). I am a first-generation Korean American who has worked in the outdoors for 6 years as a guide. Now I'm enjoying traveling around with my bicycle and spending time outdoors with my dog Gaara.

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  • 10 Best Fire Pits for Camping in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    10 Best Fire Pits for Camping in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    Are you looking for that perfect fire pit to take camping with you? Whether you want a pit to grill food on, to keep you warm or at night, or just be a central point to gather around, a fire pit can brighten up your camp. Portability is key when it comes to choosing camping gear, but you need to ensure your fire pit is also safe.This is why it can be difficult to choose the best fire pit for camping. Thankfully, we’ve done the research for you and picked the Portable Outdoor Fire Pit and BBQ Grill by Campfire Defender Protect Preserve Store as our favorite. It's sturdy, easy to assemble, and has plenty of room for food! We’ve also put together a 10 best list for you to consider and created a handy buying guide reviewed by an outdoor guide to help you make your choice.
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  • 10 Best Toiletry Bags for Camping in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    10 Best Toiletry Bags for Camping in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    Every camper knows that a bag of toiletries is a camping essential. Whether it's toothpaste, a bar of soap, or a razor and a tube of shaving cream, it's always best to have all your bathroom needs handy especially in the middle of nowhere. After all, your chances of finding a convenience store in the middle of the forest are little to none. A toiletry bag for camping will make your trip stress-free, as it's compact, lightweight, and waterproof. It also usually comes with a convenient hook that allows you to hang it just about anywhere. Since there are so many different types and sizes to deal with, we took care of the research for you. The result? A list of the 10 best toiletry bags for camping. Taking first place is Mirason's Waterproof Dopp Kit, which is sturdy thanks to its leather material. Besides being compact and user-friendly, it's also equipped with secure double zipper closure. After checking out the rest of our top picks, give our buying guide reviewed by an outdoor guide a read--it's got some information you don't want to miss!
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  • 10 Best Camping Coffee Percolators in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    10 Best Camping Coffee Percolators in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    You cannot call a camping trip complete without a cup of morning coffee to perk you up. Modern coffee machines have taken over coffee pots and percolators in our households. However, coffee percolators were, are, and will always be one of the most important products for preparing coffee, especially while camping and traveling.To assist you in your search, we came up with a list of the 10 best camping coffee percolators. Our top pick is the Farberware Classic Yosemite Stainless Steel Coffee Percolator. The polished steel body, wide handle, and perfectly-sized spout add to its great features. The product comes with a lifetime warranty, instilling more trust in the product and the brand. For more choices and a buying guide full of shopping tips and reviewed by an outdoor guide, keep reading!
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  • 10 Best Camping Cookware Sets in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    10 Best Camping Cookware Sets in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    The great outdoors are calling to tell you that it’s time to go camping. As you gather your gear for your trip, don’t forget about cookware! When you’re out in nature, you’ll still want to make sure that you’re able to have delicious meals to help keep you energized and ready for adventure.There are a wide variety of camping cookware sets available, including ones in stainless steel or cast iron, so we put together a list of the 10 best ones to help you select the best set for your camping needs. Our number one choice is the GSI Outdoors Pinnacle Camper Cooking Set because it comes with essential nonstick cookware and color-coded dishware, all of which are both easy to store and clean. Keep reading on to see the rest of our selections, along with our helpful buying guide reviewed by an outdoor guide.
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  • 6 Best Men's Waterproof Hiking Boots in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    6 Best Men's Waterproof Hiking Boots in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    Do you long to spend time in the great outdoors? Is your hiking footwear beginning to fail the test of time? Take a peek at our top ten best men's hiking boots! Life can be an uphill climb, but it's a little easier when you have the right hiking footwear. Whether you're backpacking, day hiking, or camping, a good pair of hiking boots will do you good.Our number one pick for the best men's hiking boot is the Danner Men's Gore-Tex Hiking Boot. It has a speedy lace system to make gearing up a little easier. But, we've included other options for the novice climber, the expert mountaineer, the outdoorsy vegan, and everyone in between. When you're done you can walk on over to our buying guide reviewed by an experienced outdoor guide for extra tips and tricks for purchasing the right fit for your foot!
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  • 9 Best Backpacking Chairs in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    9 Best Backpacking Chairs in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    If you're going on a backpacking trip, a backpacking chair is a lifesaver if sitting on the dirt or a rough log isn't your thing. Since you don't exactly know what critters are crawling on the ground, keeping off the ground might be a good idea. Plus, it's a comfortable way to relax and enjoy nature after a long hike. But with all the different kinds of backpacking chairs that are available, it can be hard to choose one. Luckily, we compiled a list of our 9 best backpacking chairs. Our favorite pick is the Helinox Chair Zero, because it weighs only one pound, is super compact, and has a deep comfortable seat! Check out the rest of our list, and make sure to go through our buying guide reviewed by an outdoor guide for useful information on picking the perfect chair.
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  • 10 Best Water Containers for Camping in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    10 Best Water Containers for Camping in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    Whenever you go on a camping trip, you will want an easy way to get fresh and delicious water. After all, you'll spend more time outside and doing physical activities than usual, making hydration important. If you plan to go camping with a group, you may want to get a water container for camping as an easy way for everyone to enjoy some water.You have a couple of things to consider when picking a water container, so we made a list of our 10 best choices! We chose Igloo container as number one since it does a great job of maintaining temperature while providing conveniences, such as handles and cup dispensers. Read on to see the rest of our choices, and scroll down to our buying guide (reviewed by an outdoor guide) for helpful shopping tips.
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  • 10 Best Bike Water Bottle Holders in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    10 Best Bike Water Bottle Holders in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    Whether you bike for exercise, for competitions, or for fun, it's always important to stay hydrated along the way. To fully enjoy the breath of fresh air while biking, always stay hydrated with the use of a bike water bottle holder. These contraptions strap or mount on your bike's front or back end to hold your bottle in place. Finding a suitable holder that is sturdy, easy to reach and install, and reliable can be a bit of a search; that's why we've gone ahead and studied the best holders to date. Accmor's Bike Water Bottle Holder took first place in our 10 best list for its no-screw installation and rotating cage. Take a look at the other products on our list to find the best holder for you. We've also added a buying guide reviewed by an outdoor guide and cyclist that will further assist you with your purchase. 
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  • 9 Best Water Filter Bottles in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    9 Best Water Filter Bottles in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    If you plan to travel or go to a foreign country, you may want a way to purify your water, such as a water filter. Even though water filter pitchers are nice to have at home, a water filter bottle would work well for a trip. Due to this, you may want to look into your water filter bottle options to find something that will provide you purified, great-tasting water.Since it can be hard to find water filter bottles, we decided to create a list of our 9 best picks. Our favorite was the Vostok bottle by Epic Water Filters because it's made with stainless steel to keep water cold, among other reasons. The eight other options are also excellent choices, so make sure to check them out alongside the buying guide (reviewed by an outdoor guide) since it will help you find the right water bottle for you.
    Kitchen supplies
  • 9 Best Camping Tarps in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    9 Best Camping Tarps in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    When you're going camping, the most important thing is your tent. But what happens when nature doesn't cooperate with your camping plans? When you have to face the relentless heat from the sun or deal with heavy snowfall, you might regret taking that trip. So, grab a tarp! A tarp can protect you from the rain, sun, snow, and wind. When we checked out the myriad of choices, we decided that the B-Air Grizzly Tarp is the most impressive. It's a top pick for many camping enthusiasts too! We loved it for its quality, simple design, and waterproof capabilities. We've also got eight other great tarp options for you, so read on. Also check out our buying guide reviewed by an outdoor guide for more information to help you choose the right tarp for your camping needs. 
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  • 10 Best Lanterns for Camping in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    10 Best Lanterns for Camping in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    There's no doubt that a lantern is essential for a camping trip. Whether you sit down for card games at the campground or inside a tent, or you're indulging in some cooking spree, a lantern will be a significant help. Also, if you're moving around your campsite in the darkness, it can be handy as a flashlight! That's why we searched e-commerce sites like Amazon for both freestanding and hanging lantern types for camping. Our favorite pick is the Vont LED Camping Lanterns. With a power pack of 30 LED bulbs illuminating the lantern, each runs for 90 hours. Check out even more great options in our 10 best list, and read on until the end for some things to keep in mind while browsing on your own.
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  • 8 Best Men's Hiking Sandals in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    8 Best Men's Hiking Sandals in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    If the weather has become hot and humid, and you dread having your feet bound up in those heavy hiking boots of yours, it may be time to consider alternating with a good pair of hiking sandals. Luckily, there are wide selections of hiking sandals available that function just as well or better than your big heavy strapped-up hiking boots, without sacrificing style.The number of hiking sandals available on the market today can be staggering, but we've picked out eight of our favorite pairs to make your hiking experience the best. The TEVA Men’s Hurricane XLT Sandal, in a nutshell, has everything the average hiker will need: support, breathability, and durability. It's also waterproof, lightweight, and easy to throw on and off. Read on for more great choices and a buying guide reviewed by an experienced outdoor guide to help you pick one on your own!
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  • 10 Best Hammocks in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    10 Best Hammocks in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    Hammocks are the ultimate outdoor accessory. They are great for camping, convenient for your backyard, and some even work indoors. They've come a long way from the traditional rope hammocks of old, now available in a variety of designs and styles to suit different needs. From the classic rope hammocks to spacious double hammocks, there are plenty of hammock options available to suit different lifestyles.For people who take relaxation seriously, our 10 best list features the very best of hammocks starting with the luxurious Vivere Double Cotton Hammock. Read on to see our other 9 picks, and scroll to the bottom for our buying guide full of advice and tips, reviewed by an outdoor guide.
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  • 10 Best Air Mattresses for Camping in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    10 Best Air Mattresses for Camping in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    Camping can be much more comfortable when you have the essentials to sleep and relax on. These days, camping mattresses are available in various types, and air mattresses are the best considering that they pack light and are easy to maintain. We searched all over the web to gather the 10 best air mattresses available. Our favorite was the King Koil Luxury Air Mattress because it has vertical air chambers, is double-height, is flocked, has a quilted top, and has the ability to inflate in under three minutes. Be sure to check out the whole list and read our accompanying buying guide, which was reviewed by an outdoor guide, for how to choose the perfect camping mattress!
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  • 10 Best Fire Starters in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    10 Best Fire Starters in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    Struggling with getting a fire started outdoors is never a memorable experience, especially if you're camping and your warmth depends on the source of heat. Or, perhaps everyone is eager to start roasting marshmallows! With the addition of a fire starter, you can get a good flame going within minutes.However, there are a ton of options to sort through. So, we've looked for the most reliable and camper-approved fire starter options and compiled a list for you to consider. Überleben's Zünden Fire Starter, for example, is compact, easy to hold, and releases sparks with each strike. There are nine more fire starters in the lineup, plus a buying guide reviewed by an outdoor guide to help you pick the right one for your needs. 
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  • 10 Best Bicycle Panniers in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    10 Best Bicycle Panniers in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    Are you tired of carrying all of your gear on your back while you bike to work or go on vacation? Are you looking for a better way to distribute the weight, while keeping your belongings safe and dry? Then a bike pannier might be what you need! These bags attach to your bike and can take the strain from your back. Choosing the best bike panniers can be confusing as there are so many available. We’ve done the research for you and picked the Back-Roller City Rear Pannier by Ortlieb as our favorites. They're durable, waterproof, and easy to secure to your bike. We’ve also put together a 10 best list for you to consider and created a handy buying guide reviewed by an outdoors and cycling expert to help you make your choice!
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  • 9 Best Camping Pillows in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    9 Best Camping Pillows in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    When you go on a camping trip, you'll want something to support your head as you sleep. Others may like the added convenience of having a pillow to sleep on after a long day of camping. You could look at camping pillows and bring one on the trip. Since there are tons of options, like different fill materials and sizes, you may not know which one you should buy.We created a list of camping pillows to help you find one that will support your head during a trip. Our favorite was the Therm-a-Rest Pillow since it includes foam, comes in four sizes, and you can compress it. Read on for more of our choices, and at the end, we also created a buying guide reviewed by an outdoor guide, so you can find your ideal filling, thickness, and other important points!
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  • 10 Best Seat Bags for Bikepacking in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    10 Best Seat Bags for Bikepacking in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    Are you looking to head out into the wild with only your bike and the equipment it can carry? If so, then it sounds like you've discovered the exciting hobby of bikepacking! A good seat bag is an essential piece of kit for any bikepacker as it will carry your equipment while also protecting it from rain, snow, or mud.With so many seat bags for bikepackers available, choosing the right one can be a difficult task. That's why we’ve done the research for you and picked the Terrapin Bag by Revelate as our favorite because it's waterproof, durable, and secure. We’ve also put together a 10 best list for you to consider and created a handy buying guide, reviewed by an outdoor guide, to help you make your choice!
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  • 8 Best Frame Bags for Bikepacking in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    8 Best Frame Bags for Bikepacking in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    When you go on a bikepacking trip, you need a way to carry your belongings. A backpack or side satchel may seem tempting, but those bags can slow you down and get in the way during your trip. If you want something convenient and useful, you could get a frame bag! That's why we made a list of 8 great bags so you can pick one for your next trip.We loved Rock Bros' Front Frame Bag since it had composite carbon polyester, excellent straps, and a good amount of storage space. As you read our list of the 8 best frame bags for bikepacking, you should also check out our buying guide, reviewed by an outdoor guide, to help you pick frame bags with everything you need!
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  • 8 Best Hiking Compasses in 2022 (Suunto, Coghlan's, and More)

    8 Best Hiking Compasses in 2022 (Suunto, Coghlan's, and More)

    Are you looking to venture into the great outdoors but are worried about getting lost? A compass can help keep you on the right track by helping you find north and orienteering yourself, no matter how far away from civilization you are! Compasses are an essential tool for hikers, boy scouts, or anyone that wants to prepare for surviving in the wilderness.Choosing the best hiking compass can be confusing considering how many different features are available. Luckily, we’ve done the research for you and picked the Baseplate Compass with Attached Sighting Mirror by Suunto as our favorite. It has an adjustable declination, is well-made, and is sturdy. We’ve also put together an 8 best list for you to consider and created a handy buying guide reviewed by an outdoor guide to help you make your choice!
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  • 10 Best Camping Cups in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    10 Best Camping Cups in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    There's nothing like sipping a warm cup of coffee while watching the sunrise by the campsite. With the plethora of items made especially for camping out, it can get confusing to find the perfect items to bring along with you. We're here to introduce the best camping cups that are lightweight, compact, and multipurpose that will make your camping trip or backpacking adventure stress-free. We've gone ahead and researched the best camping cups out there and chose Me.Fan's Collapsible Silicone Cups as our favorite for its easy portability and range of colors to choose from. For more of our top picks, continue browsing through this article! A detailed buying guide reviewed by an outdoor guide is also included to further help you find the best camping cup for your trip. 
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  • 10 Best Freeze-Dried Meals in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    10 Best Freeze-Dried Meals in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    If you're going on an outdoor expedition and are looking for some ready-to-serve meals that are convenient to bring with you, consider purchasing freeze-dried meals. They're ultra-light, easy to store, and are quick to prepare. You'll just need to add boiling water and wait for a bit, and your delicious meal is ready! Also, freeze-dried meals are calorically dense, so they can fill you up quickly. One of the most popular freeze-dried meals currently available online is Good To-Go's Thai Curry. It's flavorful and is made with only natural ingredients! To know more about this product and also other options on our list, keep reading! There is also a buying guide at the end reviewed by an outdoor guide to help you quickly figure out which product works the best for you. 
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  • 7 Best Men's Hiking Pants in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    7 Best Men's Hiking Pants in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    Preparing for a hike can take some preparation such as getting the right equipment, bringing enough water, and stretching beforehand. However, you also need to wear the right outfit on a hike, so it's important for you to find a great pair of pants. With plenty of hiking pants options, we did some research and created a list of our 7 favorite pairs.Columbia's Silver Ridge Convertible Pants sit at the top of the list since they work great in most weather conditions, can turn into shorts, and have a lightweight design. As you check out Columbia's hiking pants along with the others, you can go through the buying guide reviewed by an outdoor guide to figure out what important features to look for.
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  • 10 Best Sunglasses for Hiking in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    10 Best Sunglasses for Hiking in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    Whether you're going on a summer hike or a trek up a snowy mountain, a pair of sunglasses designed specifically for hiking will stay securely on your face, shielding your eyes from the glare of the sun and its harmful UV rays. However, since there are so many different kinds of sunglasses to choose from, ranging from tinted lenses to pairs with inner padding for extra security and comfort, it can be overwhelming to pick out the best one for you.Don't worry though! We've got you covered. After looking far and wide, we've come up with a top 10 list of the best sunglasses for hiking that we found. Topping our special selection is Oakley's Flak 2.0 sunglasses, which work in both bright and low-light conditions. They're also designed to grip onto your skin even when you break a sweat! Check out the rest of the items on our list and give our buying guide, reviewed by an outdoor guide, a read for tips on how to choose sunglasses on your own.
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  • 10 Best Daypacks for Hiking in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    10 Best Daypacks for Hiking in 2022 (Outdoor Guide-Reviewed)

    Hiking is a difficult activity on its own, so you want to make sure you have as light a load as possible. So when you're trying to find a way to carry essentials without having a lot of weight, daypacks are the way to go! They are usually equipped with hydration pouches and hiking-specific features to make your journey more enjoyable.We searched the internet for 10 of the best daypacks for hiking, and we've ranked the Oasis 1100 Hydration Pack from Teton Sports at number one. It's colorful, versatile, and durable. And a big bonus is that it's made from ripstop nylon, making it extremely durable and long-lasting. There are daypacks in all styles and structures, so if this one doesn't quite suit your tastes, check out the rest of our list. And read on to the end for a buying guide reviewed by an outdoor guide!
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