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How to Make Gaiters for Hiking

Gaiters are essential footwear items for hikers and backpackers. There is a wide variety of styles available on the market, from Gore-tex mountaineering gaiters to...
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A Hiking Date Can Be Adventurous, Fun, & Romantic

Since a hiking date can mean so many awesome things, it also means being prepared for anything. So what to wear on a hiking date...
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Knee Pain After Hiking? Here’s What You Must Know

Knee pain after hiking is a very common problem. Most hikers just want to get out and explore the great outdoors, but sometimes knee pain...
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5 Best Hiking Compression Socks

August 22, 2019/Samantha Bos Table of Contents Every hiker should own a proper pair of hiking socks. Quality footwear will not only add to your...
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The Best Chacos For Hiking (Top 3 Reviewed)

August 19, 2019/Caleb Cole Table of Contents When it comes to hiking shoes, there are multiple top brands considered as true experts, renowned for their...
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Are Timberlands Good for Hiking?

Back in 1973, Sidney Swartz introduced the iconic Original Yellow Boot. Designed for the ”hard, wet, snowbound winters of New Hampshire”, the boot instead became...
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6 Pieces of Equipment You Should Get to Have a Safe and Pleasant Outdoor Experience

  People like to spend their time outside and unwind, no matter if they are going hiking or camping there are some pieces of equipment...
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10 Best Camping Chairs

Very few things can ruin a perfectly good day out camping than having to remain standing or, at the very best, crouching as you try...
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The Best Heated Insoles – Top 5 Pairs Reviewed

June 26, 2021/Riley Draper Table of Contents Wearing heated insoles in your hiking boots or walking shoes helps keep your feet comfortable so you can...
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The Best Tent Brands on the Market

April 28, 2021/Riley Draper To the untrained eye, many 3-4-season tent brands may seem identical in terms of virtually all characteristics except price. However, there...
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How to Clean Your Tent (Plus 5 Tent Care Tips)

It’s a good idea to clean your tent every time your return from a camping or backpacking trip. You’ll also want to give it a...
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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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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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Backpacking the Trans Catalina Trail on Catalina Island

Nestled within the old-world charm of small island towns and rustic territory is the Trans Catalina Trail: a 38.5 mile-long backpacking trail located on Santa...
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The Best Camping Gear for Dogs

Camping with a canine friend along is a great way to commune with nature without spoiling the serenity. As much as we want to hit...
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What You Should Wear Rock Climbing

Like any outdoor activity, the clothes you wear for rock climbing can have a significant impact on your performance. For a sport such as rock...
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10 Best Outdoor Clothing Brands in 2022

Planning to upgrade your hiking or backpacking wardrobe? We've got you, and your clothing needs, covered! In this review, we're highlighting the Top 10 Best...
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10 Survival Uses For Paracord

It’s difficult to name a survival item more useful than paracord. You could argue that a knife or multi-tool is more important in emergency situations,...
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28 Genius Camping Hacks To Improve Your Trip

Every avid outdoors-fan loves a good hack; these simple tricks can make your life easier in the most wonderful of ways! There’s a lot of...
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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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What is Rucking? Your Questions Answered Here

A fortifying physical activity with tons of health benefits that are mental, social, and physical has entered the civilian world from its origins in the...
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How to Hide a Trail Camera

When you’re out in the backcountry in the off-season you’ll be looking for some game trails and other great spots to set up a trail...
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What is a Game Trail?

If you are new to the sport of hunting or you are only just starting to pip your interest in wildlife in general you may...
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The 10 Best Campgrounds at Yosemite Park

Great and mighty Yosemite, called Ahwahnee by the indigenous Miwok people who once inhabited the land, is a titan among national parks and one of...
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3 Best Travel Duffel Bags – Reviewed

Luggage comes in all shapes and sizes, from lightweight hiking backpacks to big, heavy-duty suitcases: there's a solution for every kind of travel scenario. However, there's one...
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The Best Thermal Socks Reviewed

Love camping in cold weather, but hate chilly feet? Then you need a pair of quality winter socks to keep you warm and comfy, even...
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The Best Socks for Sweaty Feet in 2021 Reviewed

Whether you suffer from hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) or are simply prone to sweaty feet: investing in a pair of quality socks to keep odors at...
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The Ultimate Camping Checklist

Sometimes there’s nothing better than heading off on a spontaneous camping trip. You can decide the day before, round up all your friends in the...
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How to Clean a Nalgene Water Bottle for Your Next Trip

Whether you’re hiking camping or fishing, the one thing that is essential in the great outdoors is fresh, clean water. It’s the key component of...
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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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8 Best Waterproof Sprays for Jackets

Waterproof jackets are an essential hiking item. Whether it’s a fold-up waterproof coat or poncho, just in case a shower hits, or your trusty waterproof...
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The Ultimate Boy Scout Camping Checklist

The Game with a Purpose, which develops character by practice, endeavors to have young mean lead their younger brothers in ‘learning by doing’ exciting things...
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How to Wear a Boot Knife While Camping

Just like any pocket knife or camping saw, a boot knife is super useful as a ready tool in situations where your primary implement has...
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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 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...
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Can You Hike the Appalachian Trail in Flip Flops?

Hiking the Appalachian Trail is a great symbol of human endurance and persistence. The camaraderie, culture, and beauty of the experience are unrivaled. Everyone sort...
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The 8 Best Hikes in Southern California

Stretching from the northern borders of San Luis Obispo and San Bernardino counties all the way to the bottom of San Diego and Imperial counties...
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The 8 Best Day Hikes Near Denver

Denver, the capital city of Colorado, is famous for its pristine mountain vistas and idyllic landscapes. Like the rest of Colorado, Denver and the surrounding...
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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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How to Prepare for an Overnight Hike

Beyond the backpacking gear list, an overnight hike requires many considerations to be properly planned and effectively executed for maximum return on investment to the...
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What to Bring on a Hike

Even hikers who have cut their teeth on many backcountry day hikes have trouble selecting what backpacking gear they want to include in their rucksacks...
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What is a Thru-Hike?

The classification of hikers may confuse those new to backpacking or unfamiliar with navigating hiking trails through the backcountry. Enthusiasts often speak of day hikes,...
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How to Plan a Backpacking Trip

Nothing says adventure like a person, a backpack, and the open country. Whether you want to backpack through the Pacific Crest Trail or cross the...
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River Crossing – How to Ford a River

Hiking in the wilderness is a great experience that many people enjoy. Most hikers stick to well-known trails and maps to ensure a safe and...
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How to Camp in the Winter

Calculating campers and backpackers may reason that the secret to winter camping trips is to simply head south and camp in warmer climates. Fleeing cold...
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The Best Time to Buy Camping Gear

Just as there are advantages and disadvantages to camping in different seasons, so are their strategic times to buy all the outdoor equipment campers will...
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The Best 1 Person Tents – Top 6 Reviewed

Camping alone is a wonderful adventure. It’s the truest way to test your limits and really see what being in the wilderness is all about....
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How Many Miles Can You Hike in a Day?

If you love hiking and can’t get enough of it, or maybe you’re totally new to hiking but are looking to hike as much as...