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Finding the Best Hiking Pace for You

Finding the Best Hiking Pace for You

July 30, 2020 5 min read 0 Comments

Have you ever gone out on a new loop trail that you thought you could tackle in a few hours, and then it's lunch time and you wish your granola bar was a sandwich and your car still seems miles away? If so, chances are, you haven't thought enough about hiking pace.
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A Guide to Packing for Three Seasons of Hiking

A Guide to Packing for Three Seasons of Hiking

June 27, 2020 6 min read 0 Comments

There are a few differences in how you'd pack for hike or trek in summer, spring or fall. Learn more in this post.
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5 Amazing Backpacking Trails in National Parks

5 Amazing Backpacking Trails in National Parks

May 14, 2020 4 min read 0 Comments

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Bug Out Like a Backpacker - When You Need to Get Out Quick

Bug Out Like a Backpacker - When You Need to Get Out Quick

April 01, 2020 8 min read 0 Comments

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7 Survival Skills Backpackers Should Know

7 Survival Skills Backpackers Should Know

March 26, 2020 9 min read 0 Comments

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Get in Shape by Hiking

Get in Shape by Hiking

February 06, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

Hiking is a fantastic complete body workout. Primarily hiking is lower body and core workout, but can also be an upper body workout, i.e. using trekking poles while hiking. Nature’s numerous obstacles, inclines and descents all work simultaneously to take on different muscle groups in varying ways.
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Hiking in Bear Country

Hiking in Bear Country

February 06, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

When backpacking or hiking in a spot inhabited by bears, black bears, or grizzlies, there are precautions and safety measures you can take so you are less likely to encounter them.
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How to Choose the Right Camping Cookware

How to Choose the Right Camping Cookware

February 06, 2020 3 min read 0 Comments

Cooking can be incredibly enjoyable, especially when outdoors. However, when you’re out there and you have a lot of other gear to bring, you don’t really get to have the luxury of bringing the entire kitchen with you.

If you’re just hiking on a short solo trip, then you might not need anything more than a titanium cup and a spork. However, if you’re backpacking with a group, you would need more cooking pieces. 
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Breaking In Your Hiking Boots

Breaking In Your Hiking Boots

February 06, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

When hiking, your hiking boots are one of the essentials that you cannot overlook. Even great-fitting and well-made boots need to get adjusted with your feet. If you take the time to break in your new pair of hiking boots, you will enjoy many more comfortable and trouble-free miles out on the trail!
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Tips on Protecting Tech Gadgets on the Trail 💻

Tips on Protecting Tech Gadgets on the Trail 💻

February 06, 2020 3 min read 0 Comments

FYI - These are some basic tips below as I am not a huge techie. So, I won't be too upset if you stop reading based on your level of tech savviness :)
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Basic Tips for Getting in Shape for the Trail

Basic Tips for Getting in Shape for the Trail

February 03, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

The best way to train for hiking is to simulate the activity as closely as possible. The amount of preparation you need depends on your present fitness and the kinds of hiking terrains you have planned to take on.
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Top 9 Hammock Camping Tips

Top 9 Hammock Camping Tips

February 03, 2020 2 min read 0 Comments

Who doesn’t like hammocks? They are undeniable one of the most relaxing ways to grab some shut-eye after a long day on the trail.

These hanging slings are one of the best examples of a minimalist shelter. They require no ground preparation, leveling, or staking. When used with a eco-friendly suspension system, hammocks don’t affect the natural environment.

Needless to say, the smaller your "footprint" you leave in camp, the less likely you are to impact plants or wildlife.
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