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

Health & Wellness

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.