Mother’s Day is right around the corner and, chances are, if the mom in your life is an outdoorsy badass – she’s not going to settle for the latest gold, diamonds and jewelry. Think outside the box and get her some new camping gear, hiking clothes or gift her an awesome outdoor adventure! [Read more…] about 14 Gifts for the Outdoorsy Mom
These are my best backpacking tips and tricks for both new and experienced hikers to have a more comfortable and enjoyable time out on the trail. Don’t get me wrong, there’s not one magic bullet that will give you the perfect, pain-free, problem-free backpacking tip – but taking these things will definitely get you closer 😉 [Read more…] about 35 Backpacking Tips and Tricks
Guest post by: Oded Gross
Being outside in nature can be an amazing thing. It gives you the chance to get away from your everyday routine and get rid of stress and worry. It allows you a moment to reflect on the things that are important and could give you clarity on how you need to approach your life or a problem within it.
When it comes to preparing for your outdoor adventure, you want to make sure that you have the proper equipment and gear to make the trip more enjoyable. Nothing can ruin an outdoor excursion faster than being unprepared and uncomfortable. [Read more…] about Top Styles of Hiking Pants for 2019
Guest post by: Ryan Taylor
My first solo hiking trip wasn’t planned to be solo. It was a last-minute decision when I was ditched by a friend who happened to be my co-hiker for many years.
Honestly, today I am more than thankful that he ditched me because if not, I probably never would have experienced something as divine and heavenly as solo hiking. [Read more…] about Solo hiking: 6 Things to remember when hiking alone
Useful Plants in the Backcountry: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Guest post by: A fellow hiker, Henry
When we go hiking, we mainly think of the plants we see by the side of the trail as part of the scenery,
but many of them can also keep us fed, healthy and warm, while others are best avoided. Here’s a quick
introduction to some plants in each group. This post focuses on plants found in the western USA, but
many of these plants can be found in other locations as well. If you’ve got knowledge about the useful
plants of another region, feel free to share that knowledge in the comment section below. [Read more…] about Practical Plant Identification for Hikers
Sometimes hikers, myself included, can get pretty caught up in all the obvious, physical aspects of hiking and backpacking – do I have all my gear? Too much gear? What am I going to eat? Do I have enough food?
And no matter how many times I pack and repack, I still always feel like I’m forgetting something! But knock on wood, I haven’t forgotten anything major yet!
Then there are those of us who tend to overthink things – again, I’m totally guilty here! When you sit down to think about it…. How are you going to fill all the hours of your day on a backpacking trip?? [Read more…] about 14 Things to do while camping alone