Tips & Tricks

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Leave No Trace Principle

Before the pandemic, there were around 331 million people who visited national parks around the United States. There are more who are hiking, trekking, and camping around the world. This can take a significant toll on Mother Nature. Nature is already suffering from litter, erosion, contaminated water sources, and damage to the wildlife due to…

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How To Get In Shape For Hiking

One of the mistakes that beginners make during their first hiking trip is not preparing enough physically. Preparing for more demanding hiking entails considerable training weeks before the actual trip. For the most challenging adventures, you need to prepare months in advance to avoid suffering through sore muscles, or worse, injuries during or after hiking….

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How to Break In Hiking Boots

Hiking boots are your best friend whether you are taking a day hike in a local trail or preparing for a backpacking trip in Annapurna Circuit. Your feet take the worst abuse during your trip. As such, wearing the right boots is essential for protection and comfort. Unfortunately, hiking boots are not made to be…

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How to Clean Hiking Boots

Hiking boots are some of the most important elements of your gear. After all, you will spend most of your adventures on your feet, walking, or climbing. It also means that your hiking boots take the most abuse among your gear. From dirt, stains, debris, water, and the elements along the trail, they are key…

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How to Pack a Backpack the Right Way

If you have plans for going on a backpacking trip, having a good backpack is, of course, one of the most important things you should be considering. But as necessary as having a good bag is, it is also just as important to know how to pack one properly. Simply stuffing your pack with your…

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Most Comfortable Way to Sleep in a Tent

Camping out in the great outdoors can be a very fun, immersive, and relaxing activity, as you’re able to free yourself from the concerns of everyday life and connect with nature. But as fun as the time you are awake can be, it is also just as essential to make proper preparations for your downtime….

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Why Use Trekking Poles

Trekking poles can be a significant asset to a great hiking experience. They help you keep your balance, act as shock absorbers, help save your knees, act as a probe for potential hazards, and are even viable as substitute tent poles for an ultralight shelter. On the other hand, trekking poles can also be a…

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Ultralight Backpacking Basics and Pros & Cons

Ultralight backpacking is increasingly becoming popular among outdoor enthusiasts, from beginners to experienced hikers. This type of backpacking emphasizes simplicity and a better appreciation of the scenery and the adventures during the trip. Without the pains and aches due to heavy packs, ultralight backpackers cover longer distances in a shorter time. Before ditching your gears,…

Goose Down vs. Duck Down

How to Dry a Down Jacket

Down jackets are some of the first hiking gear that you should buy. They are essential in making sure that you are always comfortable and warm during your adventures. They are lightweight, which makes them ideal for solo backpackers. Because down is a naturally insulating material, it needs extra care to make sure that your…

Goose Down vs. Duck Down

When it comes to insulation, goose down is one of the most popular options in the market. Its softness and protection provide luxurious warmth and comfort like no other. Not to mention its unmatched resilience is popular among outdoor adventurers. Recently, duck down is gaining recognition, especially among budget-conscious customers. Its price point and availability…

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How to Heat a Tent Without Electricity

A cold night can easily ruin a winter or autumn camping trip. While you can bundle up to keep warm, there’s no beating a well-heated tent. However, this is a little tricky when you are out in the wild. You can bring a power generator during your adventures. However, it is quite expensive for most…

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How to Seam Seal a Tent

Dealing with sudden downpours during your hiking trip is unpleasant at best. That is why it is important to invest in camping gear that will protect you from the elements. Tents are among the essentials that you need to survive the outdoors. It is potentially one of the most expensive gears in your backpack. However,…