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?
Are you going on a long backpacking trip and want to avoid poison ivy, or already have a burning poison ivy rash and are not sure how to treat it in the middle of your trip? Or, do you already… Read More »How to Treat Poison Ivy when Backpacking
Backpacking is incredible exercise and an incredible way to connect with nature. But, backpacking isn’t exactly easy, at least not without a little bit of physical training and mental prep. The mental prep is what this article is all about… Read More »Backpacking skills: what you should know before a backpacking trip
Spend any time looking at backpacking gear, forums, or social media accounts, and you’re bound to run into that term at least a few times. But, what is ultralight backpacking, and is it worth achieving? That’s what this article aims… Read More »Is Ultralight Backpacking Worth It?
Sometimes, the “backpacking vs hiking” discussion is mostly just about definitions. Other times, it’s about the various disciplines and skills that belong to each. On rare occasions, it’s about a pretentious backpacker who looks down on hiking as somehow less… Read More »Backpacking vs hiking: what’s the difference, and why should you care?
Hiking is an incredible way to burn fat, tone muscles, and get healthy! Not only is it a great exercise, but it also is wonderful for your mental health. Working out doesn’t have to be a painful or dreaded experience.… Read More »If You’re Hiking to Get in Shape, You’ll Love These 12 tips
Truth be told, camping or backpacking in bear country isn’t that different from camping and backpacking anywhere else. There are a few things you need to do, be aware of, and remember, though – and that’s why I put together… Read More »11 Tips for Camping in Bear Country
If you’re planning a hike in any sort of winter conditions, you need a good traction device. Knowing when to use microspikes, crampons, or snowshoes is a crucial task, as is choosing the right products. Yaktrax, makers of some of… Read More »Yaktrax Diamond Grip Review: Medium Price, High Performance