Backcountry Skills

This is What Your Money Can Buy You in the Backcountry

Saving money for anything can be hard. And, when it comes to saving for a vacation, it’s even more difficult. But, like with anything in life, if you want something enough, you’ll do what you have to do to obtain it. If you’re planning for a thru-hike or a hiking trip to a backcountry destination […]

Gear

The Best Snowshoes On The Market from 5 Different Brands

Before you hit the slopes to give snowshoeing a try, you’re going to need a pair of snowshoes. But, how do you choose? Snowshoes a little bit interesting compared to other gear products you would use outdoors. But, if you don’t get a pair that’s reliable and fits you well, this sport can go from […]

Backcountry Skills

10 Thoughts of a Person Snowshoeing for the First Time

So, you’ve decided to take on snowshoeing as your new outdoor activity. Good for you! Snowshoeing is an exciting way to explore the backcountry, that’s fun, easy, and (most of time), rewarding. It’s great for all ages and abilities. Though, we can guarantee no matter your age or ability, your first-time snowshoeing probably went, or […]

Backcountry Skills

Want Try Something New This Winter? Here’s Snowshoeing 101

Hiking during the winter means a lot of opportunities to try things you’ve never tried before. This could be anything from skiing, ice climbing, polar plunging…anything, as long as it gets you outside. The backcountry is the perfect place to take on exciting experiences, and this time of year, we’re giving snowshoeing a try. If […]

This is What Your Money Can Buy You in the Backcountry

The Best Snowshoes On The Market from 5 Different Brands

10 Thoughts of a Person Snowshoeing for the First Time

Want Try Something New This Winter? Here’s Snowshoeing ...

Backcountry Destinations

The 5 Most Colorful Backcountry Destinations in America

The world is such a colorful place, that’s often hidden behind the constructs of large cities or giant towns. When you don’t get outdoors much, the repetitiveness of everyday life can really take the color or beauty away that humans are meant to see. Life can be dull and boring if you’re only seeing the inside […]

How To Outline Your Backcountry Itinerary for an Extended Hike

Outlining your backcountry itinerary for an extended hike takes a lot more than just looking at a map. While some people may be able to hike from one campsite to another in just a few hours, it could take another person well more than a day to do the same. Everyone has the equal opportunity […]

Take our Quiz to Find Which Backcountry Destination is Right For You

When it comes to choosing a backcountry destination, where can you possibly start? If you live here in the United States, there are almost too many possibilities to choose from. From the national parks and state parks, to hidden gems and secret trails, the list goes on and on. So, when it comes time for […]

How to Reach the Best Views in North America’s Backcountry

Any hike you go on is a chance to see some pretty amazing things. Whether it’s the evergreen trees frosted with snow, an amazing sunset over a cliff, or the wildlife surrounding a peaceful lake, there’s really no limit as to what can “WOW” you in the outdoors. That being said, some people choose certain […]

New Yorkers Could Be Venturing Onto The Empire State Hiking Trail

When you think of New York City-ers, you may not think of people who hike very often. Typically, a hike in the city means making it from one end to the other before the rush hour hits. Or, before the subway gets delayed. But, wouldn’t it be nice if New Yorkers had somewhere to get […]

Hiking Day Trips Outside 5 of America’s Busiest Cities

Do you live in one of America’s biggest cities? Sure, living in a city is nice. You have access to a lot of things that other people don’t. Unfortunately, if you like spending a lot of time hiking or outdoors, it’s hard to get out whenever you want. (Unless you live in a city that’s […]

Move Out West to These Regions If Want to Hike Every Day

Thinking about moving somewhere new to test the waters? Is your current town or city just not giving you enough when it comes to enjoying the outdoors? Then it may be time for you to make a move somewhere different, or at least make time for a long vacation. It’s no secret that there are […]

Backcountry Skills

This is What Your Money Can Buy You in the Backcountry

Saving money for anything can be hard. And, when it comes to saving for a vacation, it’s even more difficult. But, like with anything in life, if you want something enough, you’ll do what you have to do to obtain it. If you’re planning for a thru-hike or a hiking trip to a backcountry destination […]

10 Thoughts of a Person Snowshoeing for the First Time

So, you’ve decided to take on snowshoeing as your new outdoor activity. Good for you! Snowshoeing is an exciting way to explore the backcountry, that’s fun, easy, and (most of time), rewarding. It’s great for all ages and abilities. Though, we can guarantee no matter your age or ability, your first-time snowshoeing probably went, or […]

Want Try Something New This Winter? Here’s Snowshoeing 101

Hiking during the winter means a lot of opportunities to try things you’ve never tried before. This could be anything from skiing, ice climbing, polar plunging…anything, as long as it gets you outside. The backcountry is the perfect place to take on exciting experiences, and this time of year, we’re giving snowshoeing a try. If […]

8 Ordinary Objects with Extraordinary Uses in the Backcountry

One of the most important things you should have on you for any trip in the backcountry is a first-aid kit. However, imagining every possible thing that could go wrong while on the trail and being prepared for those potential scenarios isn’t always realistic. But, what if you knew how to use ordinary objects in […]

How To Outline Your Backcountry Itinerary for an Extended Hike

Outlining your backcountry itinerary for an extended hike takes a lot more than just looking at a map. While some people may be able to hike from one campsite to another in just a few hours, it could take another person well more than a day to do the same. Everyone has the equal opportunity […]

Your Backpack Scale and What It Says About You

You’ve purchased your backpack scale to weigh your pack for your thru-hike, but what to do with it? If you’re not bringing this pack on an airplane, aren’t you free to bring as much weight or as little weight as you want to? Theoretically, yes. But, realistically, no. Even if you’re not trying to do […]

3 Steps to Taking Care of Business in the Backcountry

The nitty gritty of being outdoors is always hard to deal with, but ultimately, all part of the experience. Sure, you’re not going to be entirely clean for the time you’re outdoors, but you’ll get used to it fairly quickly. Being without your regular comforts (in some cases, luxuries) like a hot shower or a […]

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This is What Your Money Can Buy You in the Backcountry

Saving money for anything can be hard. And, when it comes to saving for a vacation, it’s even more difficult. But, like with anything in life, if you want something enough, you’ll do what you have to do to obtain it. If you’re planning for a thru-hike or a hiking trip to a backcountry destination […]

10 Thoughts of a Person Snowshoeing for the First Time

So, you’ve decided to take on snowshoeing as your new outdoor activity. Good for you! Snowshoeing is an exciting way to explore the backcountry, that’s fun, easy, and (most of time), rewarding. It’s great for all ages and abilities. Though, we can guarantee no matter your age or ability, your first-time snowshoeing probably went, or […]

9 Things Women Who Hike Can Learn from Oprah’s Year of Adventure

Oprah Winfrey may be known for her sit-down comfy talk shows. But, this year, she’s getting outside for more. While she may have given her fans a lot to think about over the last thirty years, now it’s time for her to learn a few things about herself. And, for women everywhere to learn from […]

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Want Try Something New This Winter? Here’s Snowshoeing 101

Hiking during the winter means a lot of opportunities to try things you’ve never tried before. This could be anything from skiing, ice climbing, polar plunging…anything, as long as it gets you outside. The backcountry is the perfect place to take on exciting experiences, and this time of year, we’re giving snowshoeing a try. If […]

The 6 Best Blankets for Camping in the Backcountry

When you head outside, no matter the season, you’re going to need (or at least want) a blanket. Unless your sleeping bag is perfect, having another way to keep warm is extra important. In the winter months, a blanket can really be the difference between a comfortable sleep and a horrible one. In the summer […]

This Gear Can Simplify Your Car Camping Experience

One of the reasons car camping is always a good time is because you can minimize the stress when it comes to bringing all of your gear for car camping. Basically, whatever fits in the car can come to the campground with you. That being said, once you’ve got the essentials, there will hopefully be space for […]