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Hiking Puns: The Best Hiking and Backpacking Jokes and Memes

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Introduction Hiking and backpacking are not just about the journey and the beautiful scenery, but also about the bonds we form with our fellow hikers. One of the best ways to connect with other outdoor enthusiasts is through humor, hiking puns, and memes, which have become a popular way to do so. Whether it’s sharing… Continue reading Hiking Puns: The Best Hiking and Backpacking Jokes and Memes

Bushwhacking: The Art of Hiking Without a Trail

Introduction In a world filled with well-trodden trails and predictable destinations, bushwhacking stands as the ultimate frontier for the intrepid adventurer. It’s a testament to human curiosity and the deep-seated urge to explore the unexplored. It’s a call to embrace the wild, to venture into the heart of nature without the comforting guidance of established… Continue reading Bushwhacking: The Art of Hiking Without a Trail

The Most Common Hiking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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Introduction Hiking is a great way to get out in nature, exercise, and enjoy the scenery. With the right preparation and precautions, hiking can be a fun and rewarding experience. However, not everyone is aware of the common mistakes that can turn a pleasant hike into a dangerous or unpleasant one. Especially in your early… Continue reading The Most Common Hiking Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Nature Photography: How to Capture Nature’s Beauty on a Hike

Introduction Nature photography is a captivating art that allows us to capture the beauty of the natural world through stunning images. It is a popular form of landscape photography that captures the essence and raw beauty of nature in its most pristine form. As nature photographers, we have the privilege of witnessing and immortalizing some… Continue reading Nature Photography: How to Capture Nature’s Beauty on a Hike

Tips to Boost Your Hiking Efficiency

There are times when a leisurely hike is just what you need, but there are other times when you might want to cover more distance or get to your destination sooner. If you’re interested in learning how to hike faster, farther, and more efficiently, you’re in the right place. Here are our top tips to… Continue reading Tips to Boost Your Hiking Efficiency

Stream Crossing Safety Tips

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Introduction A stream crossing refers to any point where you need to cross a flowing body of water, such as a river or a stream. However, the intensity and speed of stream flow can vary greatly depending on factors like season, weather conditions, and terrain. This means that even familiar stream crossings can become new… Continue reading Stream Crossing Safety Tips

Power Hiking: When, Where and How?

Many people think that running is the fastest way to get somewhere on foot. While this may be true over short distances and on flatter terrain, there are certain situations where hiking, or power hiking, is more efficient than running. Power hiking is a fast-paced version of hiking that trail runners employ strategically on steep… Continue reading Power Hiking: When, Where and How?

Jungle trekking: Everything You Need to Know

Jungle trekking can be loosely defined as hiking through the rainforest, but it is so much more than that. Trekking in the jungle is an exciting challenge that takes you far away from modern civilization into some of the most biodiverse areas on earth. From the Amazon Rainforest to the island of Borneo, the world’s… Continue reading Jungle trekking: Everything You Need to Know

Common Hiking Injuries; How to Prevent and Treat Them

Hiking is a great way of getting closer to nature and almost anyone can do it. You don’t have to be a professional athlete to hike, but injuries are a part of the game and considered to be an inevitability. However, there are preventive measures you can take to minimize the chances of an injury… Continue reading Common Hiking Injuries; How to Prevent and Treat Them

A History of Hiking: The Driving Force Behind Our Footprints

Hiking as a form of recreation is an integral part of life and a source of happiness for many people around the world. While hiking up a mountain for pleasure or exercise may seem quite commonplace today, this was not always the case. The History of Hiking for fun is a relatively short and emerged… Continue reading A History of Hiking: The Driving Force Behind Our Footprints

Barefoot Hiking: Pros, Cons and Risks to Consider

If you’ve seen people hiking completely barefoot or while wearing minimalist footwear, you may have questions about this interesting and increasingly trendy activity. This article will cover all the essential information about barefoot hiking so that you can decide if this activity is a good fit for you. We’ll go over the benefits, downsides, and… Continue reading Barefoot Hiking: Pros, Cons and Risks to Consider

Tips for Planning the Perfect Hiking Date

If you’re tired of the classic “dinner and a movie” date nights and are looking for a more adventurous option, a hiking date could be the perfect choice for your next romantic outing. However, a hiking date requires a bit more planning and preparation compared to your average date. Whether it’s your fifth date or… Continue reading Tips for Planning the Perfect Hiking Date

Desert Hiking: Tips for Hiking and Backpacking in Arid Environments

Deserts are full of incredible natural beauty, ranging from endless sand dunes to slot canyons to otherworldly rock formations. Hiking is one of the best ways to experience these stunning landscapes, but desert hiking comes with some additional challenges compared to hiking in more forgiving environments. While these demands require extra planning and preparation, they… Continue reading Desert Hiking: Tips for Hiking and Backpacking in Arid Environments

25 Hiking and Backpacking Blogs & Communities We Love

Hiking blogs allow people to share their experiences and inspire others to get closer to nature. Running a blog is not a difficult task, but offering something of value to the readers is the hard part. In order to appreciate the effort and time hiking blog sites put into their content, we have handpicked some… Continue reading 25 Hiking and Backpacking Blogs & Communities We Love

From Hiking to Scrambling: A Guide for Beginners

If you love hiking steep, exposed trails and are looking for another thrilling vertical pursuit, rock scrambling could be the perfect outdoor activity for you to try next. Part of the appeal of scrambling is that it doesn’t require any previous experience or technical knowledge to start. Anyone who is physically fit enough to hike… Continue reading From Hiking to Scrambling: A Guide for Beginners

The Best Hiking Apps and Tools for Hikers and Backpackers

From finding new trails and tracking your performance to navigating and staying safe, technology today helps hikers and backpackers with many different aspects of their planning, preparation, and time on the trail. But with so many hiking apps, websites, and tools to choose from, it can be challenging to figure out which ones will be… Continue reading The Best Hiking Apps and Tools for Hikers and Backpackers

Backpacking Hygiene: How to Stay Clean When Hiking and Camping on Trail

Practicing good backpacking hygiene is vital to protect you from bacterial infections, diseases, gastrointestinal issues, and problems like chafing and blisters. This article will cover general backpacking hygiene tips and best practices, including washing and bathing, what kind of clothing to wear and how often to change it, washing laundry and dishes, bathroom hygiene, and… Continue reading Backpacking Hygiene: How to Stay Clean When Hiking and Camping on Trail

Tips for Backpacking and Hiking in the Rain

All hikers and backpackers will likely experience hiking in the rain at some point. With good preparation and a positive attitude, hiking and backpacking in the rain can be memorable and even pleasant experiences. Hiking in the rain has various benefits, including less crowded trails, opportunities to see wildlife, and a unique ambiance. However, there… Continue reading Tips for Backpacking and Hiking in the Rain

Preparing for the Challenges of Mountain Hiking

Many hikers aspiring for a mountain adventure just don’t have any mountain where they can train and get accustomed to high altitude and other challenges associated with mountain hiking. Hiking at high elevations requires more than what’s needed to deal with a regular hike. This does not mean that hikers that don’t have access to… Continue reading Preparing for the Challenges of Mountain Hiking

Insect Protection: How To Protect Yourself From Mosquitos, Ticks and Leeches

This is a guest post about insect protection on the trail by Mike Nicosia a passionate hiker and outdoor enthusiast. He’s also the founder of the blog conquerwild.com, a site dedicated to all things camping, hiking and the outdoors. Insect Protection: Why it matters Hiking and backpacking are some of the most beneficial things that… Continue reading Insect Protection: How To Protect Yourself From Mosquitos, Ticks and Leeches