Want to cook in the backcountry? Learn the pros and cons of canister, liquid fuel, and alternative fuel backpacking stoves, plus get tips and our recommendations for choosing the best backpacking stove for your adventures. How to Choose the Best Backpacking Stove

How to Choose the Best Backpacking Stove

Camp Cooking & Food

HOW TO CHOOSE THE BEST BACKPACKING STOVE Having a backpacking stove can make all the difference at the end...
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Looking for the best hiking boots for your feet? In this blog post, we compare different styles of hiking shoes and what to consider before buying, including trail conditions, distance & more. We also include a list of the best women's hiking boots based on what we are currently wearing on the trail. Hiking Boots: How to Choose the Right Pair + the Best Women’s Hiking Boots

Hiking Boots: How to Choose the Right Pair + the Best Women’s Hiking Boots

Apparel

Find the perfect pair of hiking boots for your feet with these tips and recommendations.
Looking to discover new hiking trails? This blog post has a list of the best trail finder apps and websites for iPhone and Android smartphone users. Through these resources, you can find awesome hikes, navigate the trail, view photos and trail reviews & more. The Best Trail Finder Apps and Websites for Discovering Local Hikes

The Best Trail Finder Apps and Websites for Discovering Local Hikes

Hiking

Looking to discover new hiking trails? This blog post has a list of the best trail finder apps and...
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The practical guide on what to pack for a day hike based on the gear we really take on the trail. From the right hiking layers, to a comfortable pack, to healthy snacks and more, here are our favorite day hiking essentials. Day Hiking Essentials: The Gear You Need to Hit the Trail

Day Hiking Essentials: The Gear You Need to Hit the Trail

Outdoor Gear

The practical guide on what to pack for a day hike based on the gear we really take on...
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Learn everything you need to know about backpacking packs & the most important factors to consider when choosing a pack for your multi-day adventures. We also share a list of the best backpacking packs for thru-hikers, weekend hikers, and folks on a budget. Backpacking Gear: How to Choose A Backpacking Pack

Backpacking Gear: How to Choose A Backpacking Pack

Backpacking

Learn everything you need to know about backpacking packs & the most important factors to consider when choosing a...
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A step-by-step how-to guide for planning your Pacific Crest Trail resupply strategy - including varying resupply strategy options, how to select resupply points, lightweight backpacking food recommendations & food packing tips for your 2,650-mile thru-hike of the PCT. How to Plan Your Pacific Crest Trail Resupply Strategy

How to Plan Your Pacific Crest Trail Resupply Strategy

California

Planning your resupply strategy is one of the most daunting parts of a PCT Thru-Hike. Learn how solo hiker...
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Want to shed weight from your backpacking setup? In this blog post, we share 10 practical ultralight backpacking tips and the best lightweight backpacking gear that will help you shave pounds from your load - all without sacrificing comfort. Ultralight Backpacking: 10 Tips for Shaving Weight without Sacrificing Comfort

Ultralight Backpacking: 10 Tips for Shaving Weight without Sacrificing Comfort

Backpacking

Want to shed weight from your backpacking setup? Get 10 practical ultralight backpacking tips that will help you shave...
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Planning a long-distance backpacking trip? Looking for lightweight backpacking gear recommendations? Start with this complete Pacific Crest Trail gear list that includes every single item packed for a 5-month thru-hike from Mexico to Canada. The Complete Pacific Crest Trail Gear List

The Complete Pacific Crest Trail Gear List

Backpacking

Planning a long-distance backpacking trip? Looking for lightweight backpacking gear recommendations? Start with this complete Pacific Crest Trail gear...
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Interested in winter hiking? Learn about base layers, insulating layers, shells, and other cold weather hiking clothes with our winter outdoor apparel guide Winter Hiking Clothes & Cold Weather Layering Basics

Winter Hiking Clothes & Cold Weather Layering Basics

Apparel

Interested in winter hiking? Learn what clothes to wear for cold weather hiking and how to layer appropriately for...
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The ultimate outdoor gift list featuring best gift ideas for hikers, campers, van lifers, photographers, dog-owners, paddlers, outdoor parents, and more The Ultimate REI Outdoor Gift Guide for 2017

The Ultimate REI Outdoor Gift Guide for 2017

Gift Guides

Get all your outdoor gifts in one place this holiday season.
Read my gear review of the best travel bags by REI that offer durability, smart design and function, while being priced lower than competing outdoor brands. The Best Travel Bags & Accessories by REI

The Best Travel Bags & Accessories by REI

Travel & Lifestyle Gear

A review of the best travel bags by REI that offer durability, smart design and function, while being priced...
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My favorite compact kitchen essentials for cooking in a camper van that don't rattle, break, or take up too much storage space in your van. 15 Kitchen Essentials for Camper Van Cooking

15 Kitchen Essentials for Camper Van Cooking

Van Life Tips

The best compact kitchen essentials for cooking in a camper van. Avoid rattling, breaking, messes & wasting too much...
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