If you’re anything like me, the prospect of seeing bears on your next backpacking trip is as exciting as it is terrifying. I love nature, but I also love being alive. Getting too close to a bear, without being prepared,… Read More »Do Air Horns Deter Bears? Alternative Bear Safety
Planning your next hiking or backpacking trip? Searching through the National Parks App or other hiking apps will open your eyes to some fantastic trails- many of them 40+ miles long. That’ll likely leave you wondering how many miles you… Read More »How Many Miles Can I Hike in a Day?
Leave No Trace is a set of outdoor ethics promoting conservation in the outdoors. Following them preserves our parks and wild lands, protects animals, and makes backpacking better for everyone. There are seven principles that guide the Leave No Trace… Read More »Backpacking Basics: How to Leave No Trace
Hiking in the snow can be a ton of fun, but only if you’ve got the right equipment. When you read about hiking, you hear people mention different traction devices: snowshoes, crampons, microspikes, flip-flops, you name it. In many situations,… Read More »How Do You Know When to Use Microspikes?