Backpacking Tips

Take your wilderness skills to the next level with these backpacking tips. Whether you are a beginner backpacer planning your first trip or an experienced adventurer trying to go go ultralight, this advice will help you hit the trail with confidence.

How to Train for a Thru-Hike

How to Train for a Thru-Hike

Training for a thru-hike requires mental and physical preparation. Learn how to get ready with these tips from a PCT and JMT thru-hiker.

12 Reasons to Become an REI Member

12 Reasons to Become an REI Member

Being an REI Member comes with a ton of perks like member-only coupons and used gear trade-in. Learn why I became an REI Member and about all the benefits you get when you join!

Tips for Managing Outdoor Fears

Tips for Managing Outdoor Fears

No matter your level of experience, at some point you’ve likely dealt with fear and anxiety on or leading up to an outdoor…

Sun Protection For Hikers

Sun Protection For Hikers

As someone who spends a lot of time outside, especially during the summer months, I have become adamant about protecting my skin from…

How to Avoid Getting Lost While Hiking

How to Avoid Getting Lost While Hiking

It’s easy to avoid getting lost while hiking with the right set of tools and trail-smarts. Learn simple ways to not get lost in the woods with these tips.

How to Read A Topographic Map

How to Read A Topographic Map

Trail map reading for hikers. Learn key features & tips for how to read a topographic map to help you navigate and understand contour lines on the trail.