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Are you new to the outdoors or perhaps it's your first time on our site? On this page you'll find some of our most popular Outdoor 101 blog posts designed to help you get outside and build confidence. Whether you're new to hiking and camping, looking for advice on gear, want to learn about Leave No Trace, or are looking for some beginner-friendly trip ideas, we are here to help you get started.

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Welcome to Bearfoot Theory!

If you’re looking to get outside more, and live a happier, healthier, more adventurous life you’ve come to the right place.

Here, you’ll find plenty of resources and inspiration for all your outdoor adventures plus important tips on how to be a more skilled, resourceful, and responsible outdoor enthusiast. 

Getting outside should be simple but it’s easier said than done. Whether it’s time, money, skills, gear, or not having anyone to adventure with that’s holding you back, we’re here to break down those barriers so you can start spending more time outside.

Here’s some of our top content to help you get outside more often, more skillfully, and more responsibly. Dive in and start planning your next adventure!

RESPONSIBLE Recreation

We are all stewards of this planet. Taking care of the places we visit is so important – we want the places we share to stay pristine for everyone to enjoy. Be a respectful traveler by educating yourself on Leave No Trace, be considerate of others, and do all you can to minimize your impact.

BUILD YOUR Outdoor Skills

From first-timers to experienced mountaineers, the outdoors is for everyone. Whether you’re going backpacking for the first time, conquering your first 14er, learning how to navigate, or simply hiking with friends, we’ve got tips and tricks to help you take your outdoor skills to the next level.

PACKING LISTS & Gear Guides

Quality gear can be an investment up front but should last you a long time and make your time outdoors more enjoyable. From our “Best of” gear lists to budget gear guides and packing lists for different outdoor adventures, you’ll find all things gear here.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE Destinations

Where do you want to go? From National Parks, mountains, beaches, and deserts we’ve got you covered. Check out some of our favorite destinations for outdoor adventure below or explore them all on our Destinations Page.