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How to Prevent and Treat Blisters While Hiking

A long hike out in the wild can take its toll on your feet. Blisters are a common problem for hikers caused by friction on your feet as they get sweaty and rub against your socks and boots. As a result, you end up developing hot spots and ultimately develops that all too familiar bubble […]

How to Recognize and Treat Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Sumac

While we’d all love for our outdoor adventures to run flawlessly from start to finish, that is not always the case. Sometimes, we accidentally collide with the not-so-friendly plant life out there in the wild. Poison ivy, poison oak, and sumac are good examples. All three of these plants bear an oil called urushiol. When […]

8 Safety Reminders That Can Save Your Life Outdoors

There are a lot of things that can happen when hiking. Most of the time, a blister and a scraped knee should be the least of your worries. Despite the fact that people have easier methods of getting help or dealing with dangers on the trail, it seems like every time we read the news, […]

How To Deal With an Injury in the Backcountry

Hiking in the backcountry can be an exciting adventure, but it doesn’t come without risk. Far away from any help or emergency services, if an injury occurs, you’ll need to know how to handle it by yourself until help can come or until you get back home. Even if you’re not a doctor, you’ll be […]

The 7 Best First-Aid Kits on the Market

One of the most essential parts of backpacking is safety and a first-aid kit. A first-aid kit comes with nearly everything you need in case you come across problems while on the trail. All first-aid kits generally come with the same materials, but it’s important that there’s also space for you to add in extra […]

Your Ultralight Backpacking Checklist

 It ’s easy to do ultralight backpacking if you know what gear to bring along and what gear to leave at home and this ultralight backpacking checklist will help you identify that gear. In order to fully enjoy your backpacking trip, it’s super important that you’re able to carry everything that’s inside your bag. It’s also […]

13 Struggles Every Backpacker Knows

Life for a backpacker is wonderful, but it’s not always easy. Despite the freedom of connecting with nature and constantly being surrounded by absolute beauty, it’s not always as glamorous as it seems. Though most backpackers got it down, there are parts of this hobby that will always be a struggle, no matter how much […]

10 Fitness Gear Items for the Trail

There are hikers, and then there are fitness hikers. While regular hikers are concerned with packing the basics for a hiking trip, fitness hikers need to also make sure they have the best gear to aid their workouts. If you’re looking to get much more out of your hike by incorporating a fitness plan in, […]

Common Hiking Injuries and How to Prevent Them

While hiking is definitely good for you, both experienced and beginner hikers alike could find themselves with an injury from time to time. For every hiker, there’s a couple of injuries that are very common to get during a hike. Though these types of injuries aren’t life-threatening, they can make the rest of your journey […]

10 Ways to Stay Clean on the Trail

One of my pet peeves while I’m hiking is the inability to take a nice, long shower after a day of sweating and getting dirty. Though that’s the fun part for many people, for me, I start to feel like I have bugs crawling all over me.  If you’re the same, then you know that […]