Backpacking


Essential Sporting Goods You Need for Summer Adventures

April 20, 2017

Summer is coming, and if you’re into more active pursuits than sitting on a beach, here’s some planning tips for your warm-weather adventures. So make a plan, make a list and visit an outdoor retailer to geared up right. Continue reading to learn what essential sporting goods you need. Essential Sporting Goods You Need: Backpacking […]

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How to extend the life of your camping gear

February 17, 2017

You spent hours, maybe days or weeks, researching brands, reading reviews and even handling potential gear in a store. Finally, you laid out a fair bit of money to amass all that camping gear for all those epic trips. It seems a pity to spend so much and then not spend just a little (time […]

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Trail Etiquette We Should All Practice

August 9, 2016

Knowing these bits of trail etiquette will help us all get along as we get around in the outdoors. Common sense and some courtesy allow everyone to enjoy the wilderness. Stay on the trail. Avoid walking around puddles and mud so you don’t widen the trail. If you are part of a group, hike single […]

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3 New Sports to Try This Summer for Fitness and Fun

May 19, 2016

Summer’s arrival means warm weather, vacation time and planning new adventures. And because summer also heralds swimsuit season, it’s also when many people start to fret about their fitness. Why not combine exercise and adventure at the same time? Continue reading to learn sports to help your fitness. So if you want to break from […]

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Collapsible cooksets for backpackers

May 10, 2016

Backpackers are forever looking to save space inside their backpacks. Usually the cook pot is one of the bulkiest items in the pack. The answer in most cases is to stuff the pot with as much gear as possible, because no space can go to waste. Continue reading to learn about collapsible cooksets. Think flat […]

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Dealing with ticks while hiking

April 21, 2016

They’re out there – waiting for you. Creeping along on the ground, mixed among the leaves. Climbing blades of grass, hanging out, waiting for a host. They’re unsightly, clingy, and a health nuisance. They’re ticks. Continue reading to learn about dealing with ticks while hiking. Tiny in stature, ticks present a big problem for those who love […]

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What to consider when buying a camping hammock

October 1, 2015

You’ve started thinking about stretching that blissful nap in the backyard hammock into an overnight camping outing, swaying out there in the woods under the stars. Sounds great, right? Well, to have a good hammock camping experience, you need to give some thought to the hammock you want to spend all night in, which means […]

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How to Choose Hiking Boots

April 19, 2015

Your thirst for adventure has inspired you to hit the trails and mingle more with nature. And what will carry you every step of the way? Footwear, of course. Matching the right hiking boots to your feet is key to you having an enjoyable outdoors experience. So here are a few fitting tips from the […]

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A Hiking Gear Checklist for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

January 28, 2015

For many people, nothing relieves stress and rejuvenates the soul more than a long walk in the woods. Taking an extended vacation in the great outdoors remains one of the most popular American pastimes. In fact, approximately 38 million Americans went hiking in 2014 and about 43 million people went camping in the United States. […]

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“Think light, hike light”

June 26, 2013

One of the aspects that has been so rewarding in having a strong relationship with Bill Jacksons has been the ability to network with fellow outdoor enthusiasts. It is somewhat challenging to find people that are knowledgeable on hiking and are as enthusiastic in putting forth the effort to do it “right.” In the year […]

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