Backcountry Skills

A Step by Step Guide to Using a Handheld GPS

If you are into hiking technology but you still have no idea how to use a handheld GPS, then this is for you. A hiking GPS is not quite the same as Google Maps on your phone or the navigation system you use in your car. It’s a little more complex than that.. Most GPSes or […]

Gear

Everything You Need to Know About Hiking Watches

If you’re an avid hiker, it’s good to be up to date on what technology is best to used in the backcountry. One item we can’t get enough of is the hiking watch. Hiking watches come in all different shapes and sizes, but most of them can carry out the same type of functions. Before you […]

Backcountry Skills

A Backpacker’s Guide to the Night Sky

Though most backpackers rely on detailed maps or GPS devices to help them navigate through the wilderness, there are ways to use the sky to help guide you as well. Using stars was not only the first way explorers got around, but they were also used to determine many other things, like calendars, harvests, fortune […]

Backcountry Skills

Navigating in Low Visibility

If you spend enough time in the backcountry, you’re going to come across situations where you can’t see well – if at all. Whether the result of low fog, dense vegetation or anything else, low visibility makes navigation difficult to say the least. As a result, your hike becomes as much of a mental game […]

A Step by Step Guide to Using a Handheld GPS

Everything You Need to Know About Hiking Watches

A Backpacker’s Guide to the Night Sky

Navigating in Low Visibility

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