Ok. I'm getting personal...this is my story of how the outdoors has transformed me into the happy & healthy person I am today in hopes that it inspires you to get outside. Finding Health & Happiness through the Outdoors

Finding Health & Happiness through the Outdoors

Outdoor Activities

Ok. I'm getting personal...Here I share some parts of my past I'm not proud of and how the outdoors...
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What are Rock Cairns & Why You Shouldn’t Build Them

What are Rock Cairns & Why You Shouldn’t Build Them

Stewardship & Leave No Trace

What are those rock structures on the trail? Understand the importance of rock cairns, who builds them, and what...
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The Best Trekking Poles of 2017 & Why You Should Use Them

The Best Trekking Poles of 2017 & Why You Should Use Them

Outdoor Gear

Adjustability, grip type & pole material. Learn the benefits of hiking with trekking poles & how to choose the...
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HOW T PLAN A BACKPACKING TRIP How to Plan a Backpacking Trip in 12 Simple Steps

How to Plan a Backpacking Trip in 12 Simple Steps

Backpacking

In this blog post, we break down how to plan a backpacking trip into 12 simple steps so you...
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The Ultimate Guide to Finding Free Campsites in the US

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Free Campsites in the US

Car Camping

Learn where and how to find FREE campsites on your next road trip with this list of our favorite...
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How to Choose A Backpacking Sleeping Bag

How to Choose A Backpacking Sleeping Bag

Outdoor Gear

Warmth to weight ratio, down vs synthetic & temperature ratings. What does it all mean? Learn how to choose...
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HOW TO TRAIN FOR A THRU HIKE How to Train for a Thru-Hike

How to Train for a Thru-Hike

Backpacking

Training for a thru-hike requires mental and physical preparation. Learn how to get ready with these tips from a...
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How to Choose the Best Backpacking Water Filter

How to Choose the Best Backpacking Water Filter

Outdoor Gear

Don't get giardia! Learn what factors to consider when choosing a backpacking water filter & get recommendations for your...
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Outdoor 101: Top 10 Beginner Ski Tips for Adults

Outdoor 101: Top 10 Beginner Ski Tips for Adults

Winter Activities

It's never too late to start! Learn how to ski this winter with these top 10 beginner ski tips,...
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Bikepacking 101: 5 Bikepacking Tips for your First Bike Trip

Bikepacking 101: 5 Bikepacking Tips for your First Bike Trip

Biking

Bikepacking demystified! Learn how to plan and execute your first bike trip with these 5 essential bikepacking tips.
SOUTHWEST DESERT BACKPACKING TIPS Desert Backpacking Tips for your first Southwest Adventure

Desert Backpacking Tips for your first Southwest Adventure

Backpacking

Prepare for your southwest adventure with these desert backpacking tips! Learn where to go, what gear you need, and...
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THREE DAY BACKPACKING GEAR CHECKLIST 3-day Backpacking Checklist

3-day Backpacking Checklist

Outdoor Gear

Get my complete backpacking checklist which includes all the essential hiking gear I bring on weekend camping trips with...
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