Learn how to use yoga for hiking. Here are the best yoga stretches & poses for hikers to warm up, prevent injuries, and stay pain-free on the trail.
Wondering how to stay fresh in the wild? Stay clean while camping and hiking with our female hygiene tips for the backcountry.
Learn how to pack a backpacking pack for maximum comfort and organization with these tips for fitting your gear and balancing the load.
Prevent hiking knee pain with these tips for safely hiking uphill and downhill, the best gear to keep knees safe, and post-hike recovery.
Whether you’re toasting s’mores or using a fire to stay warm, learn how to be fire smart and Leave No Trace on your camping trips
Learn how to prevent hiking blisters & how to treat blisters on the trail and keep your feet happy with these foot care tips for hiking.
Feel like you are always huffing and puffing on the trail? Here are 5 ways to improve your lung capacity for hiking.
Know how to poop outdoors, pack out toilet paper, and stay clean when camping or backpacking so you can Leave No Trace outside.
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.
Learn how to plan a backpacking trip! From how to pick a trail to what gear to pack, this guide covers all the important planning steps.
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!
Looking to discover new hikes? Here are the best hiking apps and trail finders to help you navigate and find local trails.
Easy, delicious, lightweight, and filling backpacking food ideas that you wouldn’t even know are vegan.
Not sure where to pitch your tent, how to do dishes, or where to go the dreaded #2? Brush up on your outdoor ethics here.
Get prepared and stay warm with our best fall camping tips including what to pack.
No matter your level of experience, at some point you’ve likely dealt with fear and anxiety on or leading up to an outdoor…
As someone who spends a lot of time outside, especially during the summer months, I have become adamant about protecting my skin from…
A little bit of dirt and a few stains are signs of a good adventure, but an unrepairable tent isn’t exactly a good…
By guest contributor Inga Aksamit When I started backpacking, I did what a lot of people probably do. Instead of making my own…
A detailed how-to guide for planning your JMT resupply strategy including John Muir Trail resupply points, shipping info, and mileage charts.
Here is a complete guide to hiking trail etiquette – the unwritten rules of hiking – that every hiker should know.
What is cryptobiotic soil and why is it so important? Learn everything you need to know to protect this biological soil crust in the desert.
Headed to Havasu Falls? Here’s a list of Do’s & Don’ts with helpful tips and advice to ensure a successful Havasupai camping trip.
The backcountry is waiting! Pick a trail, pack your gear, and go.
Learn tips for identifying and avoiding ticks while hiking and know what to do if you get bitten.
From start to finish, here are the 20 easiest and best places to meet up with friends and family while thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.
Tips and advice for meeting up with friends and family while thru-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail and how they can support you on your hike.
Learn the best tips for hiking the PCT from a solo female thru-hiker who successfully completed all 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail.
REI Membership benefits include exclusive sales, discounts on classes & the best return policy. For all those reasons & more, REI members have more fun.
Prepare for the John Muir Trail by brushing up on Leave No Trace. Get tips for going to the bathroom, choosing a campsite, food storage & more on the JMT.
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.
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.
Heading to a high elevation? Read our tips to prevent altitude sickness while hiking & traveling. From altitude sickness symptoms to prevention and treatment.
Hiking foot pain is not just annoying it’s fairly common. We share our favorite exercises to rehab your feet and keep them happy on the trail.
Learn how to choose a campsite that obeys regulations and follows Leave No Trace guidelines.
Want to take your canine companion on the trail? Here’s how to get ready for your first overnight backpacking trip together.
Learn how to plan your PCT resupply strategy step-by-step including resupply strategy options, how to select resupply points, and more.
Want to shed weight from your backpacking setup? Get 11 practical ultralight backpacking tips that will help you shave pounds from your load – all without sacrificing comfort.
Learn basic wildlife safety tips & what to do if you see an animal on the trail.
What are those rock structures on the trail? Understand the importance of rock cairns, who builds them, and what they are & aren’t for.
These desert backpacking tips will help you prepare for adventure from what gear to bring, where to go, and how to stay cool and safe.