If you’re brand new to hiking, it can seem intimidating to know where to start. And do you really need all that hiking gear?? My goal here is to break it down and show you the hiking essentials every beginner needs, extra hiking gear that is nice to have, and a few things you should know before head out on the trail. [Read more…] about Hiking Essentials for Beginners
Long Distance Hiking Made Simple – on the Blog!
Honestly, I never put too much thought into my backpacking stove until a friend of mine started using my backpacking weight calculator and messaged me to ask how it was possible that my stove was so light – she thought it was a typo, at just over 3 ounces.
It was not a typo, friends, and I still have that same stove today, 5+ years later, and love it! [Read more…] about How to choose the best backpacking stove
If you have your life together enough, to plan far ahead enough, to put together your own hiking gift baskets – I salute you! I’ve gone back and forth over the years between putting a lot of time, thought and effort into creating the perfect gift basket and then other times you just get a gift card delivered via email – sorry friends.
While hiking gift baskets may take a little extra thought and time to put together, it is so worth it to go the extra mile and gift something you know your hiking friends and loved ones will truly appreciate and use for years down the road. [Read more…] about Hiking Gift Basket Ideas
Sometimes it can seem impossible to shop for other people. Especially hikers. Especially hikers who seem to have already have all the gear they need. There’s no need to panic, you just need to get a little more creative with ideas like these unique hiking gifts listed below. [Read more…] about Unique Hiking Gifts
Hey there, hikers! So, I keep seeing a question pop up over and over both from people I know and hikers in Facebook groups and that’s: is it really okay to hike alone?
The short answer is yes!
But the long answer is, solo hikers do need to take be extra safety conscious without having the comfort and luxury of a buddy or group to rely on in an emergency. This means putting extra time into planning ahead and preparing, creating a hiking itinerary, and learning to manage risks on the trail. [Read more…] about What to include in your hiking itinerary
Are you trying to find the perfect gift for your favorite hiker? Then you’ll love these 12 gift ideas for hikers and backpackers, and so will they 😉 [Read more…] about Gift Ideas for Hikers and Backpackers