Hiking Gear Reviews & Guides

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Yaktrax vs MICROspikes Review: Which is Better? 

If you’re going to be encountering the cold, you’re highly likely to run into ice. When you’re out there in nature you’re surrounded by water,...
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6 Best Long Range Trail Cameras in 2021

June 14, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents "Hands off" is a phrase that perfectly encapsulates the beauty of a long-range trail camera. No matter for what purpose...
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Browning Trail Camera Review: Which Is Best In 2021? (Buying Guide)

June 10, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents Due to high demand for their equipment and accessories, the market is saturated with a vast range of...
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Best Hiking Shoes For Hawaii in 2021 (Buying Guide)

June 9, 2021/Caleb Cole Table of Contents Aloha!  So, you're planning a trip to Hawaii are you? As I am sure you're already aware, Hawaii...
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Sawyer Mini vs Squeeze – Which is The Best Water Filter?

At a certain point, backpacking and hiking are all about the weight you have to carry on your back. You need to find a way...
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10 Crucial Hiking Tips for Beginners

Just like with any new hobby, there’s only one place to start, and that’s at the beginning. Experienced hikers have their own way of doing...
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The 5 Best Hiking Belts in 2021 Reviewed

May 10, 2021/Caleb Cole Table of Contents A quality hiking belt is an essential accessory for every outdoor-enthusiast. Whether you use it during day hikes,...
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8 Best Energy Bars for Hiking in 2021

April 19, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents The hardest part of a difficult hike, ironically, isn't the difficult hike. Where people tend to struggle the...
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7 Best Mountaineering Sunglasses of 2021

April 18, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents When you're hitting the slopes or clawing your way to the top of a difficult mountain, you might...
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8 Best Wildlife Trail Cameras in 2021 – Reviewed

April 12, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents From assisting in hunting to home security purposes, trail cameras have many uses. When used in the bush,...
Camelback Mountain in Arizona.

How Long Does it Take to Hike Camelback Mountain?

The ancient rock of Camelback Mountain calls out to hikers from across the world. Named for its resemblance to the hump and head of a...
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8 Best Hiking & Camping Headlamps in 2021 Reviewed

    July 27, 2020/Samantha Bos Table of Contents A camping headlamp is a fantastic solution to light up your nighttime adventures, whilst keeping both...
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The 7 Best Microspikes for Hiking in 2021 – Reviews

March 23, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents Microspikes make hiking easier. Hiking is a wonderful activity. It allows us to see beautiful highs and exhilarating...
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10 Best Hikes Within Two Hours of Denver CO

The Mile High City of Denver, Colorado is surrounded by miles of gorgeous landscapes overflowing with natural wonders. With just a short drive out of...
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10 Best Hikes Within Two Hours of Seattle WA

Did you know Seattle is known as the Emerald City? Unless you live in or near Seattle, it is very likely you immediately think of...
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10 Best Hikes in Maui HI – Ancient Maui Hiking Trails

Maui is one of the islands that belong to the state of Hawaii, and it’s filled with gorgeous trees and beaches. Maui is home to...
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Everything You Need to Know about Hiking in Jeans

Jeans are one of the most universal items of clothing; almost everyone has a trusty pair of denim trousers in their wardrobe. Seen as a...
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Best Knee Brace for Hiking in 2021 – Top 7 Reviewed

March 16, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents The human body is famously finicky. You can pull something out of place simply by exercising it too...
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Best Portable Battery Chargers in 2021 – Camping & Hiking

March 16, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents Our world has quickly become more modernized. We're increasingly surrounded by devices that need a trickle of electricity...
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6 Best Ratchet Belts For Camping and Hiking in 2021

March 15, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents Ratchet belts are the kings of adaptability. Whether you've been hiking for a few days, and want to...
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8 Best Survival Food Brands for Long Term Food Storage

Hope for the best, be prepared for the worst. Pandemics, natural disasters, wars: one never knows what the future holds. In these kinds of situations,...
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The 5 Best Climbing Helmets of 2021 – Tested & Reviewed

    January 7, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents The backcountry is calling you. The urge to explore nature by traversing mountains, canyons, boulders, and...
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Windbreaker vs Rain Jacket: Which is Right for You?

So much of successful outdoor recreation relies on you having the right equipment. Many people will deliberate forever on the right climbing gear, the right...
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Osprey Atmos 65 AG Review

The Osprey Atmos is one of the most popular hiking backpacks, but is this product worth the hype? Our team is reviewing this best-selling daypack...
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10 Poisonous Wild Plants That Look Like Food 

Berries are some of the most varied and abundant naturally-growing foods, as trees and bushes bearing berry fruits are common across the United States. Strawberries,...
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10 Best Vegan Hiking Boots for Her & Him in 2021 (Reviewed)

Premium hiking boots that are both animal-friendly, and durable enough for any outdoor adventure? Yes, they are available! Vegan hiking boots are a great alternative...
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The 9 Best Hikes in Sedona

Sedona, Arizona is an incredible midwestern desert town filled with excellent hiking trails. Each hiking trail is unique and leads hikers to a new discovery,...
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6 Best Waterproof Camera Bags in 2021 (Buy Guide)

Game and trail cameras are often expensive technical devices, ones which outdoor enthusiasts invest a lot of money in. Because trail cameras are valuable, they...
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6 Best Wireless Trail Cameras in 2021 – Reviewed

Trail cameras are incredibly useful pieces of technology, allowing us to capture all sorts of animal movements and activity which would otherwise be completely unavailable...
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6 Best Waterproof Trail Cameras in 2021 – Review

April 16, 2020/Riley Draper Table of Contents Trail cameras are used by hunters and wildlife researchers alike, to document wildlife movements and improve their knowledge...
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6 Best Trail Cameras Under $100 in 2021 – Review

Trail cameras vary massively in terms of price. You can find good trail cameras for 500 dollars, and ones that perform really well too for...
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6 Best Night Trail Cameras in 2021 – Review

No matter which purpose you’re planning for your new trail camera, it’s vital that the trail camera performs well at night. If you’re using a...
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6 Best Motion Activated Trail Cameras in 2021

Motion activated trail cameras are sometimes known by other names, like remote cameras, or game cameras. All cameras in this category fit under the same...
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6 Best Home Security Trail Cameras in 2021

You might think that trail cameras are only useful for tracking game, and preparing for a hunt. However, trail cameras don't just respond to the...
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6 Best Cellular Trail Cameras in 2021 – Reviewed

The hunting enthusiasts among you will know that sometimes a hunting excursion can be frustrating, but cellular trail cameras can make it easier. Although the...
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What to Do If You See a Bear While Hiking

Most of the backcountry is also bear country in North America. Black bears and brown bears, also called grizzly bears, are very intelligent creatures that...
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The 5 Best Bear Sprays and Maces to Protect Yourself on Hikes in 2021

February 23, 2020/Samantha Bos Table of Contents A must-have for campers and hikers who plan to venture into bear territory? A quality bear deterrent spray,...
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6 Best Hiking Leggings For Women in 2021 – Reviewed

One of the absolute staple pieces of my hiking wardrobe? A pair of stretchy, breathable leggings. Yes, I know some women may prefer classic hiking...
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6 Best Work Gloves in 2021 (Buying Guide)

In search of a pair of high-quality work gloves that offer maximum protection, without sacrificing on comfort and dexterity? Our Best Work Gloves Overview has...
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5 Best Welding Gloves in 2021 Reviewed

Looking for a pair of quality welding gloves? Our Best Welding Gloves overview has got you, and your safety needs, firmly covered! Our experts have...
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The 7 Best Hiking Gaiters in 2021 Reviewed

Love hiking, but hate getting dirt and debris in your shoes - or even worse: walking for hours with wet socks? Then there's a solution...
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8 Best Minimalist Sandals for Hikers (Buying Guide)

No longer an embarrassing accessory worn by your uncle, sandals have grown in popularity in the last decade, especially in the hiking world. This is...
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How to Get Poison Ivy Off of Shoes

Poison ivy is one of the most proliferous weeds in North America. It comes in both eastern and western varieties and hikers in the western...
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How to Find Hiking Trails

Even the best hiking trails occasionally feel a little overworn after many successful traversals, especially if hikers don’t take care to add some variety to...
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How Long Does it Take to Hike the Appalachian Trail?

Stretching for 2,168 miles from Georgia to Maine and crossing through 14 states including North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, the Appalachian Trail is...
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How Long Does It Take to Hike Pikes Peak?

Just 12-miles west of Colorado Springs in Pike National Forest sits Pikes Peak, the tallest peak of the southern Front Range of the Rocky Mountains...
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Exactly How Long Does it Take to Hike Mt. Bierstadt?

Mount Bierstadt is one of the most popular mountains to climb in Colorado. It is one of the famous fourteeners group, or 14ers to locals,...
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How Long Does it Take to Climb Enchanted Rock?

In the middle of Texas hill country, there is a massive granite dome called Enchanted Rock. Thousands of years of history, several mythical stories, a...
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The 5 Best Hiking Baby Carriers in 2021 Reviewed

Love exploring the great outdoors with kids? Then a high-quality child carrier can be the perfect addition to any camping and/or hiking adventure. Designed to...
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How Long Does it Take to Hike Mt. Monadnock?

Mount Monadnock is a free-standing mountain, nestled between the towns of Jaffrey and Dublin in New Hampshire. Also known as Grand Monadnock to differentiate it...