Category Archive for: ‘Backpacking’

How to Prevent Animal Attacks While Hiking and Camping

How to Prevent Animal Attacks While Hiking and Camping

Hiking and camping can let you experience nature in a way you’d never be able to otherwise. You can see plants and animals in their natural habitat, but being in the wild also puts you at risk for potentially harmful encounters.  What can do you do to prevent animal attacks while you’re hiking and camping? Know What Animals You Might …

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Don’t Bring Back Unwanted Insects

How to Make Sure You Don't Bring Back Unwanted Insects on a Hike

It’s finally summertime, and it’s a great time to go hiking to enjoy the outdoors, but the last thing you want to do during a hike is bring unwanted bugs home with you — especially if you’re hiking on trails on the other side of the country. Introducing pests to an area where they aren’t native isn’t just annoying — …

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Ten Trail Essentials to Pack for Your Next Hike

Ten Trail Essentials to Pack for Your Next Hike

When you’re gearing up for a long weekend hike, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement. If you want your hike to go smoothly, however, you need to take your time during the planning process. Keep reading to learn about ten trail essentials that you should pack for your next hike. 1. Water It may seem like …

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Creative Ways to Train for a Through-Hike

Creative Ways to Train for a Through-Hike

Miles of scenic hiking trail crisscross the United States of America, and go unappreciated by all but a select few. For those who choose to venture out, through-hiking is an eye-opening way to experience these beautiful places, but it requires some physical fortitude. Covering the long stretches of trail required to complete a through-hike in reasonable time will challenge your …

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How to Pack Your Backpack the Right Way

How to Pack Your Backpack the Right Way

A backpacking trip is a wonderful way to enjoy the great outdoors and to truly get away from it all. A good backpack can hold a surprising amount of gear and supplies, if you pack it correctly. You can’t just shove things in and hit the trail – you need to be able to access things when you need them …

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Tips for Stocking Your Backpacking Repair Kit

Tips for Stocking Your Backpacking Repair Kit

When you head into the wilderness, you never really know what you might encounter. As you spend your day hiking, accidents can happen that might damage your supplies or equipment. Because you may not have immediate access to resources, it is a good idea to carry with you a backpacking repair kit so you can make minor repairs on the …

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