Hiking & Backpacking

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Best Car Camping Gear (Buying Guide)

Planning a car camping trip and are wondering what essential outdoor gear to pack? Don't stress: our team at Outdoor Command has got your car...
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How to Pack a Tent in a Backpack 

A tent and a backpack can be your key to the great outdoors and nearly limitless adventure. With so much of life flying by at...
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Best Base Layer For Hiking (Buying Guide)

When it comes to hiking, layering clothes is the key to staying comfortable in the great outdoors. Though high-quality jackets and pants are always a...
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Best Hikes Near Seattle

We’re lucky out here in Seattle. With a temperate climate that allows for year-round exploring, it’s easy to get away and find a new trail...
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How to Remove Burrs from Clothes

Hikers and backpackers who tend to take their trekking off the beaten path and into brambles and weeds have doubtless had the perturbance upon exiting...
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Why Do My Hands Swell When I Hike?

One of the most common but rarely-discussed ailments out on the hiking trail is a mysterious condition where hikers’ hands will swell up, causing rings...
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What to Wear When Hiking

Even when weather conditions seem favorable, hikers are still out in the elements the entire time they’re backpacking on a day hike. Hiking clothing is...
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What to Wear When Hiking in Winter

For hikers who can withstand cold weather, the winter months are just as good as the high season to explore the backcountry. On really cold...
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Training for Backpacking

Trekking on a long hike over backcountry hiking trails with a heavy pack can really take it out of a backpacker. The physical process of...
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Best Large Family Camping Tents (Buying Guide)

Are you a family camper that loves nothing more than to explore the great outdoors with your loved ones? Then you need a spacious family...