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10 Reasons to Start Hiking Now

Many people’s first hiking experience is in their childhood when a parent (often a grandparent) takes them for a walk in the backcountry. Such an occasion inevitably remain in a

A group of hiking beginners on the trail

10 Hiking Tips for Beginners

“The beginning is always the hardest” – everyone has heard that and although most people agree that it’s true, the majority of us give up before even starting. And why

Mountain Creek through Forrest

Water Treatment on the Trail

Having enough information about different ways of purifying water on the trail can be extremely important in areas where you won’t have access to clean drinking water. This article is

Soldiers in different camouflage uniforms

The Predecessor of Modern Camouflage

The first camouflage was used by hunters to disguise themselves from their prey and could take the form of foliage or mud smeared over their bodies, to hide their scent

Summer hiking tips

Five Golden Rules for Summer Hiking

The summertime is a popular time for most people to see some of the natural wonders. Unfortunately, many of these places are located in remote areas that experience intense heat.

Sleeping pad next to a tent in nature

Sleeping Pads – Types and Features

You can sleep directly on the ground in your bag but you’ll lose heat to the cold ground. Forget about comfort and a good night’s sleep. Many people think they

Two green sleeping bags in a tent

Sleeping Bags – Types and Features

You’ve probably heard that your shelter, your sleep system, and your pack constitute the Big Three. If you want to significantly reduce your pack weight, you’d probably want to start

Hikers around campfire in the evening

Skin Problems on the Trail

Due to the nature and demands of hiking and backpacking, the human body can sustain a range of injuries or be exposed to certain types of medical conditions. Although the

Natural landscape in Arizona

Six Basic Rules for Low-Impact Hiking

As an avid hiker, you should be familiar with some basic rules for proper behavior on the trail. You can’t just put on a pair of hiking shoes and do