Backpacking Resources

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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

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Fleece and Fleece Jackets

Fleece is a durable and versatile man-made fabric – an important part of the contemporary clothing industry. A fleece top can be used during cool days as an outer layer

Frozen lake covered in winter snow

Winter Hiking: 10 Important Pros and Cons

In a series of articles, we exposed some of the dangers associated with winter hiking; we also gave you some valuable tips for having more enjoyable winter hiking trips and,

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Layering for Hiking Clothing Explained

Hiking and backpacking provide people with an opportunity to escape the stressful daily city life and explore natural landmarks – mountains, hills, canyons. Most amateur hikers need only a pack,

Physically fit hiker on hill

7 Features of a Good Hiker

Every year, first-time hikers set off along the trail unfit, ill-equipped, and with unrealistic expectations. However, you needn’t be a beginner hiker to make silly mistakes on the trail. What