Backcountry Skills

The Potential Dangers of Snowshoeing and How to Be Safe

This past weekend, an elderly snowshoeing couple went missing in Nevada when a blizzard hit. They ended up lost in white-out conditions. Thankfully, they were rescued before things took a turn for the worse. They were able to dial 911 from the ski area and unlike many others who have found themselves in similar positions, […]

Backcountry Skills

The Very Important Differences Between Hiking Boots and Snowshoes

With all this talk about snowshoes, you might be wondering: “Why on Earth can’t I just wear my hiking boots in the snow?!” After all, many hiking boots are designed for winter terrain anyway. And, they are ultimately more comfortable to walk in compared to snowshoes. Along with that, people already spend a lot of […]

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 […]

The Potential Dangers of Snowshoeing and How to Be Safe

The Very Important Differences Between Hiking Boots and Snow ...

This is What Your Money Can Buy You in the Backcountry

The Best Snowshoes On The Market from 5 Different Brands

Backcountry Destinations

What’s the Deal With Those Backcountry Huts?

You’ve heard of them and maybe you’ve even seen one up close. Backcountry huts are an interesting feature of the outdoors. Found few and far between, having the opportunity to hang out in a backcountry hut or even spend a night in one is truly an awesome experience. But, what’s the deal with them? How […]

Here’s Why You’ll Want to Hike Montana This Year

Montana is one of those states that people often forget about. Though it has a few outdoor selling points, it’s still not as popular as its midwestern counterparts. And, while most outdoor lovers are quick to put Arizona, California, or Utah on their bucket lists, maybe they should consider elsewhere. And, by elsewhere, we mean […]

What You’ll Want To Know About Winter Backcountry Barcrawls

Do you believe the best part of hiking is enjoying the scenery with a cold beer in your hands? Then we’ve got something you’ll love. Winter backcountry barcrawls have really gotten people’s attention over the last few years. But, for some people, a bar outdoors is not the first thing that comes to mind when […]

5 Incredible Snowshoeing Destinations to Add to Your Bucketlist

So, you’re into snowshoeing, and you want to enjoy it as much as possible while winter is here. No problem! There are lots of places you can go to experience snowshoeing. But, if you want to be where it’s best, then add one of these incredible snowshoeing destinations to your bucketlist. 1. Rocky Mountain National Park, […]

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 […]

Backcountry Skills

This is How You Should Always Take a Break While You Hike

After a long day snowshoeing on a trail or making your way up a steep mountain side, your body tends to get tired. Often times, a lot of the pain and soreness happens at the beginning of the hike, which can prevent people from carrying on. It’s not until later that the muscles work up […]

It’s Time to Start Making Your Summer Camping Reservations

While outdoor lovers everywhere are likely rolling into springtime with a few awesome hikes, we understand if you’re happily distracted. Winter is nearly over. And, for those who prefer sunshine instead of snowfall on the trail, March is a very exciting time. That being said, let’s not forget that before you know it, summer will […]

How to Furnish Your Tent To Be Comfortable While Camping

One of the coolest parts of camping is getting the chance to experience nature up close and personal. People who love the outdoors are generally okay with not having their ordinary comforts at their campsite. That being said, when your tent is your sleeping quarters, it’s important that it’s cozy enough so you can sleep […]

What’s the Deal With Those Backcountry Huts?

You’ve heard of them and maybe you’ve even seen one up close. Backcountry huts are an interesting feature of the outdoors. Found few and far between, having the opportunity to hang out in a backcountry hut or even spend a night in one is truly an awesome experience. But, what’s the deal with them? How […]

5 Campfire Hot Drinks to Warm You Up in the Winter Backcountry

Winter is still upon us and that chill outside is rather uncomfortable. Though the weather may be starting to heat up in some places, sometimes all those layers and blankets still aren’t enough. If you really want to stay cozy outdoors, that you’ll need something that can truly warm up your bones throughout your body. […]

5 Awesome Things You Can Do With Snowshoes Instead of Just Snowshoeing

Snowshoes are great for one thing, and that’s snowshoeing, of course! But, what if we told you they had other uses, too? Winter will be around for just a little bit longer. In a few weeks’ time, (depending on where you live) there won’t be as much snow. That means there’s only a little time […]

5 Things You Should Probably Never Try on Snowshoes

Snowshoeing is a fun activity that doesn’t take too much effort. It’s a way for all ages and abilities to experience the winter backcountry, without worrying about too much. That being said, there are just some things that snowshoes are meant for, and things they aren’t meant for. So, here are some of those things […]

Stories


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7 Easy Date Ideas for Outdoorsy Couples

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only winter day that’s worth making special with your other half, it’s time to set out on that incredible journey to go get your significant other that “gift” they’ll love. When shopping for outdoorsy people, it’s not always easy. Outdoorsy people tend to be minimalistic, and not really into “stuff” as […]

Gear Questions: When Do You Think It’s Okay To Buy Cheap Hiking Gear?

So, the other day I was walking around Wal-Mart and I noticed they sell A LOT of stuff for hiking. They had everything from winter jackets, to hiking boots, to crampons, to backpacks, and I didn’t even get to the sporting equipment section yet! Did I mention how CHEAP this stuff was? But, knowing what […]

5 Awesome Things You Can Do With Snowshoes Instead of Just Snowshoeing

Snowshoes are great for one thing, and that’s snowshoeing, of course! But, what if we told you they had other uses, too? Winter will be around for just a little bit longer. In a few weeks’ time, (depending on where you live) there won’t be as much snow. That means there’s only a little time […]

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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 camping blanket. Unless your sleeping bag is perfect, having another way to keep warm is extra important. In the winter months, a camping blanket can really be the difference between a comfortable sleep and a horrible one. In […]

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 […]