All posts in "Backpacking"

How To Keep Your Hands Warm While Hiking In Winter

When your hands are cold, it can be hard to enjoy your time outdoors. For those who enjoy hiking in winter, it is important to figure out how to keep your hands warm in cold weather. Read on to learn how to keep cold hands from being a problem. What’s The Deal With Keeping Your […]

How To Break In A New Pair Of Hiking Boots

Congrats fellow adventurer! You are the proud owner of brand spanking new hiking kicks. We bet you’re eager to hit the trails… but stop right there, you need to break those babies in so they don’t murder your feet. So without further ado, here’s exactly how to break in those hiking boots… Let’s Talk About […]

How To Keep Your Feet Warm When Hiking In Winter

When it comes to hiking, it is never too cold to venture out. However, while you may always be up for an adventure, you should do what you can to keep warm in cold conditions. In this article we’ll show you how to keep your feet warm when hiking in winter. How To Keep Your Feet Warm When Hiking In […]

Tarp Camping 101 (An Easy Guide For The Minimalist)

When trying to lighten your backpacking load, it’s difficult to find a better option than tarp camping. Tarps come in a variety of sizes, shapes and lightweight materials, and there are dozens of do-it-yourself, easy-to-construct tarp shelter configurations for the minimalist in all of us. Here are the basics you need to know to get […]

How To Keep Mosquitoes Away When Camping (5 Easy Tips)

For those who enjoy camping, it can be frustrating when the mosquitoes are out in force. Not only are mosquitoes annoying, the resulting bites can be uncomfortable. Fortunately, mosquitoes don’t have to get in the way of your time outdoors; read on to learn how to keep mosquitoes away while camping. How To Keep Mosquitoes […]

How to Waterproof Your Hiking Boots (5 Easy Tips)

Many hiking boot owners are surprised to learn that their particular pair of boots aren’t waterproof. If that sounds like you, we recommend taking the time to waterproof your boots on your own. Waterproofing can be used to maintain boots over the years and can also make a non-waterproof boot keep water out. Of course, you could always […]

Hiking In Jeans: Is It A Mistake? (Discover The Truth Now)

Jeans are durable, versatile and you can wear them to the office and pub, and everything in between. So why not hit the trails in your denim? Well maybe because they’re not warm when it’s cold, too warm when it’s sweltering outside, they’re incapable of shedding water. And honestly, when was the last time you […]

How To Hike The Appalachian Trail Alone Safely

When hiking alone, there are some things you’ll need to take into consideration before setting out on the Appalachian Trail. While hiking in groups might seem to be the safer option overall, you can ensure a higher level of safety if you keep your wits about you and use common sense. Realize that this is […]

What Are Appalachian Trail Shelters Like? [Discover the Truth]

Hiking the Appalachian Trail involves more than just grabbing a backpack and heading off into the wild blue yonder. Considerations such as what to pack and whether you’ll camp with a tent or use the many trail shelters dotted along the AT are only the tip of the proverbial iceberg. What Are Appalachian Trail Shelters Like? [Discover […]

Interested In Hiking The Appalachian Trail With A Dog?

It’s a whole other ballgame when hiking the Appalachian Trail with a dog, so when you’re planning for your trek, remember to take these tips, hints and rules into consideration. You’ll both be happier on your journey together when basic comfort, preparedness and adherence to the laws are maintained. Are Dogs Allowed On The Appalachian […]

10 Tips That Will Prepare You To Conquer an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike

Are you planning for the backpacking adventure of a lifetime? You’ll need to plan for more than just equipment and an itinerary. Conditioning your mind and your body is only the first thing to start prepping for. Check out these ten tips for helping you conquer an Appalachian Trail thru-hike. These 10 Tips Will Prepare You […]

How To Choose A Sleeping Bag For Backpacking (Essential Guide)

When hitting the trail for a couple days, or thru-hiking for much longer, choosing the right backpacking sleeping bag will be one of the most important factors in staying comfortable and warm. There’s much more than its weight to keep in mind. Read on to learn about the different bag types, temperature ratings and other crucial […]

This Is the Only Gear List You Need For the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail is an extensive hiking trail which extends from Springer Mountain in Georgia, to Mount Katahdin in Maine. On average, it takes hikers six months to thru-hike the entire trail and that is only possible with the right equipment. In this article you’ll discover which items make up the perfect Appalachian Trail gear […]

How to Prevent Blisters on Your Feet When Hiking

Blisters are a painful nuisance in any situation. Magnify by 1,000 when you have to keep going or when trekking on a thru-hike. Read on to discover how to prevent blisters on your feet when hiking, how to treat foot blisters and what causes blisters in the first place. How to Prevent Blisters on Your Feet […]

How To Stop Chafing Between Your Buttocks When You Hike

Many people who are avid hikers frequently encounter the problem of a painful rash quickly spreading between their cheeks—and we aren’t talking about the ones on their faces. In this article we discuss what causes this irritable condition, various products and ointments to try out, and also how to stop chafing between buttocks altogether. Don’t […]

How To Choose A Backpacking Sleeping Pad (Essential Guide)

There are many factors to take into consideration when deciding what to bring when you venture out into the big, wide open. When trying to figure out how to choose a backpacking sleeping pad, it’s important to ask yourself which traits matter the most for your needs, for the best comfort and affordability. Things to […]

16 Incredible Backpacking Trips That Will Change Your Life

You’re about to discover 16 incredible backpacking trips that will change your life. No matter where you are, there’s an incredible backpacking trip waiting for you. Do you like mountains? Canyons? Rivers? Exploring fields? There’s a perfect place for you. The next time you plan a backpacking trip, make sure to think about all the awesome trails around the […]

20 Most Amazing Camping Spots in the World

Are you always on the lookout for new camping spots? Well, we’ve got you covered. You’re about to discover the 20 most amazing camping spots in the world. There are so many awesome places around the world to go camping it can be hard to choose. But we’ve found some of the best camping spots, both in terms of […]