Trek Southwest - Hiking and Camping the Desert Southwest

Outdoor Gear

Below are reviews for some of our favorite (and not so favorite) gear. We do sometimes have affiliate links in some of the posts in this section (that’s how we pay the bills for the website), but we will never post a review of an item we haven’t used and will always post our honest opinions. Your trust in us is what makes this site worthwhile.

If you have an opinion on what we are reviewing, or know a better product, please let us know. We’d like to check it out.

Gear Guides and Reviews

Desert Hiking Clothing – What to Wear and Why
The Best Camping Chair for Big Dudes
Leatherman Skeletool – The Best Multitool
Cooking Over Firelogs – Fire Logs Tested and Reviewed
Swedish Torch Test – The Good and The Bad
Cast Iron Dutch Oven Accessories and Equipment

DIY Camping and Hiking

Upcycled Camping Hacks
Best DIY Firestarters
DIY Camping Toilet
Desert Survival Kit – Pocket Version

Hiking with Pets

Dog Hiking Boots – Popular Brands Tested and Reviewed
Dog Hiking Gear – What to Bring and Why