Hiking With Dogs: Guide to Hiking & Backpacking with Your Best Friend

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Hiking is a great way of getting closer to nature and being physically active. Although dogs can be great hiking buddies, they need more care than usual on the trail. There are a number of reasons that can make hiking with dogs a rewarding experience, but you also need to consider the extra responsibilities that […]

Essential Wilderness Survival Skills for Backpackers

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Boy am I glad that we have hiking trails these days. I would go absolutely insane if I didn’t have a way to get out, enjoy nature, get some fresh air, and stay safe at the same time. However, some backpacking adventures can be far from safe. It may start out as a normal hike, […]

25 of the Best Hikes in the World to Add to Your Bucket List

Machu Picchu one of the best hikes in the world

If you’re having trouble deciding where to go on your next hiking adventure, we’ve made your life a little easier by putting together a list with 25 of the best hikes in the world. Everyone has different priorities when choosing a hiking destination. Some people may be searching for a difficult, multi-day trek high up […]

Trail Etiquette: Basic Rules Every Hiker Should Know

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Every game has its own rules and unwritten conventions and hiking and backpacking is no exception. There are things that we learn through experience and observation and not through training and exams. Trail etiquette is one of them and for the most part, guided by unwritten rules. These rules and conventions are generally accepted and […]

The Basics of Wilderness First Aid

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Wilderness first aid can be an overwhelming topic to discuss. There are first responders and other medical personnel that study for decades to learn first aid techniques in urban scenarios. So how do we even start to discuss first aid in the wild? There are all kinds of additional complications. I have had lots of […]

The Cost of Thru-hiking

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Thru-hiking is a life-changing experience and an incredible accomplishment that hikers worldwide aspire to, but many wonder how to afford it. In this post, we’ll break down the cost of thru-hiking and explain how much hikers spend on some of the most iconic long-distance trails. We’ll also share common ways people afford to thru-hike and […]

Merino Wool: History, Benefits, Facts and Uses

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What is Merino Wool? Merino Wool is the wool extracted from the breeds of sheep called Merino. It is famous the world over for its unique and natural properties. What differentiates it from other types of wool are its finer, softer and luxuries fibers.  Softness, breathability and shine are some other characteristics of Merino wool […]

Common Hiking Sock Questions Answered

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Before planning a long hike, there are hundreds of questions most backpackers need to answer. For instance, one would like to know what the best backpacking food ideas are and how to prevent and treat blisters during hiking. All these questions need the correct answer to create a great hiking experience. Here are some of the […]

Compression Socks For Hiking

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From comfort and durability to odor and moisture control, there are many factors hikers and trail runners must consider when picking out the perfect socks for their adventures. This post explores one of those components in-depth: compression. In addition to covering the pros and cons of compression therapy, we’ll compare compression socks vs hiking socks […]

Backpacking Checklist: What to bring on Multi-Day Hikes

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Backpacking is fun and exciting, but also challenging at the same time. In addition to a certain level of physical fitness, you also need to prepare well for your backpacking adventures. With so many items to choose from, without having a backpacking checklist, it can become difficult for beginners to pick the right ones, especially […]

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