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  • How To Survive And What To Do When You Get Lost In Hiking

    It is hard to plan if you get  lost while hiking. It is confusing and terrifying, particularly if you are somewhere unfamiliar and don't know where to begin looking. If you find yourself lost in hiking, it is helpful to keep your wits about you and take advantage of these tips to ensure that you remain safe while getting back home.
  • A Backpacking Guide To Winter

     

    With a bit of planning and special camping gear, backpacking trips are possible all year long. In this guide, we cover what you need to know to plan, prepare for and enjoy your day-time or overnight winter escape. You can take an amazing trip, create memories that will last forever, and not have to freeze your butt off at the same time.

    There are a lot of people that believe that you need to be an expert with backpacking in order to backpack in winter. As long as you are prepared, the elements are actually your best friend. Here are some of our tips. Winter is a great time for backpacking! 

  • 7 Best Gifts For Backpackers

    Which is more fun: Giving or getting presents? It's a tough call, but when it comes to gifts for backpackers, the answer is easy. That's because, unlike most people, backpackers tend to be gearheads by nature. They love new toys, no matter how impractical they might seem. This season of giving, let us show love to our family and friends that share the same passion for the outdoors. We handpicked these gears to provide superb quality products that will surely bring excitement and joy to our fellow backpackers. 

  • 5 Important Tips To Rule Your Outdoor Adventure

    After a tiring day at work, you sat down beside the window and looked outside. You saw the clouds, the mountains and the brushing trees as the sun slowly fades away to the horizon. Nature has never been this awesome, you thought to yourself- I want to go hiking! But wait! You can't go outside without us having a few words of advice. Well, take it from the experts, I suppose. Here are 5 valuable tips for ruling your outdoor adventure.

  • Let's Start Training!

    (Credit: Chun Kit To via Flickr)

    You go to a gym, workout classes, or even get a personal trainer to help get you to reach your fitness goals. Have you thought about training for a backpacking trip? People don’t often think that there is a lot to it, however they gotta stop and think. You’re going to be experiencing inclines/declines, altitude changes, terrain changes, on top of carrying a full backpack. So, how do people train for a trip?

  • Help! I'm sick in the Backcountry!

    (Credit: sergejf via Flickr)

    It’s a beautiful morning, the sun is starting to rise, birds flying in the air. But all of a sudden, you get out of your sleeping bag and realize your nose is congested and you let out some coughs. It is much more different getting sick while you are out on your trip than when you are at home. However, if you educate yourself about symptoms and possible remedies, you may be able to continue your trip!

  • Food for Your Trip

    After a long day of work or school, one thing you always look forward to is that amazing smell of home-cooked food waiting for you on the stove. Whether it’s your mom’s lasagna, or grandma’s chili, it will always get you excited. However, after a long day of backpacking, you mostly likely will not be sharing in this experience that night. Here are some helpful food tips to get you through your trip. 

  • Mental Health: A Topic Worth Thinking About

    There is so much that we are forced to juggle every single day. We often think about: What should I eat for lunch? What time can I go to the gym? Who is picking up the kids? How do I this project for work? However, we don’t ever stop to think about: How am I feeling? Am I burnt out? How can I relax today? We can’t go on throughout the day without caring for our mental health.

  • The Cold is Coming!

    Some of the most amazing backpacking trails in the world are partnered with cold weather. It may be at night, maybe just during early morning, or even throughout the entire day. So, how do you stay warm while you are out on the trail in the cold?

  • California, Knows How to Backpack

    (Credit: Matthew Dillon via Flickr)
     
    When you think of California, what do you think of? Disneyland? San Francisco? Hollywood? Well, something you may not think about is the backpacking trails the Golden State has to offer!
  • Recovery a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

    After a multi-day backpacking trip, you’re gonna be exhausted from hiking and carrying gear. You might be already looking to plan your next trip. However, it's time to slow your horses there my friend. Take the time to recover from your trip, and even take precautionary steps to limit the drawbacks from a treacherous hike.

  • Walk the Trail, Don't Leave a Trail

    For anyone who’s been backpacking or looking to dive into the outdoors, the question marks around how to use the restroom on the trail loom in their minds.

    Here are some tips and key points to keep in mind to comfort those thoughts!

     

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