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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Are you ready to Vote the Outdoors in November? Here is how to get engaged, learn about your candidates, and support outdoor recreation at the polls. Vote the Outdoors: How to Be an Engaged Outdoor Enthusiast at the Polls

Vote the Outdoors: How to Be an Engaged Outdoor Enthusiast at the Polls

Stewardship & Leave No Trace

Are you ready to Vote the Outdoors in November? Here is how to get engaged, learn about your candidates,...
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Tips for Visiting Overcrowded National Parks

Tips for Visiting Overcrowded National Parks

United States

Planning a trip to busy and popular National Park? Here are tips and tricks to beat the crowds and...
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Learn how to choose the best daypack for hiking & get our favorite pack recommendations with tips for finding the right fit, capacity & technical features. How to Choose the Best Daypack for Hiking

How to Choose the Best Daypack for Hiking

Outdoor Gear

Learn how to choose the best daypack for hiking & get our favorite pack recommendations with tips for finding...
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Keep your feet happy with these basic foot care tips for hiking. Learn how to prevent blisters while hiking & how to treat blisters on the trail. How to Prevent & Treat Hiking Blisters

How to Prevent & Treat Hiking Blisters

Hiking

Prevention is key! Learn how to prevent and treat painful blisters on the trail.
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.
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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Discover the Do's and Don'ts of how to be respectful to others and to the environment while you are out on the trail. Here is a complete guide to hiking trail etiquette - the unwritten rules of hiking - that every hiker should know. Trail Etiquette 101: The Basic Rules of Hiking

Trail Etiquette 101: The Basic Rules of Hiking

Hiking

Here is a complete guide to hiking trail etiquette - the unwritten rules of hiking - that every hiker...
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Want to hike with your dog? Learn the basics of dog first aid when you're out on the wilderness with these expert tips from veterinarian Nancy East. Learn symptoms and treatment of insect bites, sprains, ticks, snake bites, heat exhaustion and more for dogs, plus how to make a simple dog first aid kit for hiking. Dog First Aid for Hiking: Expert Tips from a Veterinarian

Dog First Aid for Hiking: Expert Tips from a Veterinarian

Traveling with Dogs

DOG FIRST AID FOR HIKING: EXPERT TIPS FROM A VETERINARIAN Charlie the adventure dog is a part of our...
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