Backpacking Resources

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,

Woman hiker in winter jacket

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,

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

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

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.

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

Hiker walking

Foot and Ankle Injuries on the Trail

Most experienced backpackers know that foot and ankle injuries occur quite often on the trail. They usually happen all of a sudden and you don’t have time to avert them.

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

A group of hikers traversing snow-capped slope

Hiking Essentials: Coping with Various Terrain

Though intuition and luck play a role, wilderness travel along trails, around bush, over snow, and across rivers and streams also requires some specific skills and experience to surmount the