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What are Rock Cairns & Why You Shouldn’t Build Them
What are those rock structures on the trail? Understand the importance of rock cairns, who builds them, and what...
The Best Trekking Poles of 2017 & Why You Should Use Them
Adjustability, grip type & pole material. Learn the benefits of hiking with trekking poles & how to choose the...
How to Plan a Backpacking Trip in 12 Simple Steps
In this blog post, we break down how to plan a backpacking trip into 12 simple steps so you...
The Ultimate Guide to Finding Free Campsites in the US
Learn where and how to find FREE campsites on your next road trip with this list of our favorite...
How to Choose A Backpacking Sleeping Bag
Warmth to weight ratio, down vs synthetic & temperature ratings. What does it all mean? Learn how to choose...
How to Train for a Thru-Hike
Training for a thru-hike requires mental and physical preparation. Learn how to get ready with these tips from a...
How to Choose the Best Backpacking Water Filter
Don't get giardia! Learn what factors to consider when choosing a backpacking water filter & get recommendations for your...
Outdoor 101: Top 10 Beginner Ski Tips for Adults
It's never too late to start! Learn how to ski this winter with these top 10 beginner ski tips,...
Bikepacking 101: 5 Bikepacking Tips for your First Bike Trip
Bikepacking demystified! Learn how to plan and execute your first bike trip with these 5 essential bikepacking tips.
Desert Backpacking Tips for your first Southwest Adventure
Prepare for your southwest adventure with these desert backpacking tips! Learn where to go, what gear you need, and...
3-day Backpacking Checklist
Get my complete backpacking checklist which includes all the essential hiking gear I bring on weekend camping trips with...
How to Make Killer Camp Coffee using an Aeropress
Say goodbye to instant coffee. Get step-by-step instructions for making the best (and easiest) camp coffee of your life...
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