Build confidence with these beginner kayaking tips. Learn about different types of kayaks, what to wear, how to paddle & trip planning considerations. Beginner Kayaking Tips for First-Time Paddlers

Beginner Kayaking Tips for First-Time Paddlers

Water Sports

Build confidence on the water with these kayaking tips for beginners, with advice on boats, what to wear, planning,...
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Not familiar with the rules of a good soak? Here’s how to have good hot springs etiquette - including tips on noise and nudity - next time you take a dip. A Practical Guide to Hot Springs Etiquette

A Practical Guide to Hot Springs Etiquette

Hot Springs

Not familiar with the rules of a good soak? Here’s how to have good hot springs etiquette - including...
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Save money and keep stuff out of landfills! Here is a list of the best reasons why you should buy used outdoor gear from REI Co-op’s new used gear site. 4 Reasons to Buy Used Outdoor Gear

4 Reasons to Buy Used Outdoor Gear

Save money and keep stuff out of landfills! Here is a list of the best reasons why you should...
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20 tried and true tips for staying warm while cold weather camping. Be prepared & comfortable for cold weather camping regardless of the temperature. Backcountry Female Hygiene Tips: Staying Clean on Outdoor Adventures

Backcountry Female Hygiene Tips: Staying Clean on Outdoor Adventures

Backpacking

Wondering how to stay fresh in the wild? Stay clean while camping and hiking with our female hygiene tips...
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A list of 12 of the best adventure books and inspiring books about the outdoors for anyone who wants a little more adventure in their everyday life. The Best Adventure Books to Get You Inspired

The Best Adventure Books to Get You Inspired

Outdoor Inspiration

A list of 12 of the best adventure books and inspiring books about the outdoors for anyone who wants...
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A roundup of the best bear canisters for backpacking with info on every canister's weight, pros and cons, and tips for using them. The Best Lightweight Bear Canisters for Backpacking

The Best Lightweight Bear Canisters for Backpacking

Outdoor Gear

A roundup of the best bear canisters for backpacking with info on every canister's weight, pros and cons, and...
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Check out our tips, tricks, and favorite products for outdoor gear maintenance, and learn how to repair your gear, rather than replace it. Outdoor Gear Maintenance Basics: How to Make Your Stuff Last Longer

Outdoor Gear Maintenance Basics: How to Make Your Stuff Last Longer

Outdoor Gear

Check out our tips, tricks, and favorite products for outdoor gear maintenance, and learn how to repair your gear,...
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If you've ever been lost while hiking, you know it's a scary thing....but you shouldn't let the fear of getting lost hold you back. In our new blog post, we share essentials tips and tools you need to become a skilled navigator. How to Avoid Getting Lost While Hiking

How to Avoid Getting Lost While Hiking

Hiking

It’s easy to avoid getting lost while hiking with the right set of tools and trail-smarts. Learn simple ways...
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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. How to Read A Topographic Map

How to Read A Topographic Map

Backpacking

Trail map reading for hikers. Learn key features & tips for how to read a topographic map to help...
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Learn how to fit your tent, sleeping bag, pad & camping gear in your backpacking pack with these tips for how to pack a backpack. How to Pack a Backpacking Pack for a Multi-day Hiking Trip

How to Pack a Backpacking Pack for a Multi-day Hiking Trip

Backpacking

Learn how to pack a backpacking pack for maximum comfort and organization with these pros tips for fitting all...
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Heading to a high elevation? Learn how to recognize altitude sickness symptoms & get our tips to avoid and prevent altitude sickness while hiking & traveling. How to Prevent Altitude Sickness While Hiking & Traveling

How to Prevent Altitude Sickness While Hiking & Traveling

Backpacking

Heading to a high elevation? Read our tips to prevent altitude sickness while hiking & traveling. From altitude sickness...
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Hiking foot pain is not just annoying it's fairly common. We'll share our favorite exercises to keep your feet and muscles happy on the trail. Eliminating Hiking Foot Pain: Foot Rehab for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Eliminating Hiking Foot Pain: Foot Rehab for the Outdoor Enthusiast

Fitness

Hiking foot pain is not just annoying it's fairly common. We share our favorite exercises to rehab your feet...
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