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Ian Campbell

Ian Campbell is the founder of Love the Backcountry and a long time lover of adventure travel. When not writing about the backcountry, he can typically be found hiking, backpacking and camping in the mountains and looking to lay his head beneath as many trees as he can find.

Meet Tim Dube and Capitol Hill Outfitters

I was just recently introduced to Tim Dube and Capitol Hill Outfitters and really appreciated his story. We’re all about helping people get out into the wilderness to do some backpacking, camping and hiking and Tim is serving an area that definitely doesn’t get enough of it! Can you tell us a little about you […]

Proper Layering for Alpine Climbing in Intense Winter Conditions

When the temperatures begin to drop, layering up properly becomes more important than ever, especially for anyone pursuing wintertime outdoor activities such as ice climbing. Too many layers can be cumbersome and cause overheating while too few layers can lead to a chilly and potentially miserable day out. If you have plans to head out […]

How to Set Up a Camp Kitchen

Even the top chefs have trouble cooking when it comes to cooking in the wild. Cooking can be a challenging task when you are outdoors and away from home and if your camp kitchen is not set up right then it makes it even harder for you to cook a decent meal. A proper camp kitchen […]

Indoorsy to Outdoorsy: 10 Ways to Transform Your Lifestyle

Looking to get outside more and enjoy the grand outdoors? Not sure where to start? The lifestyle shift doesn’t have to be difficult. All it takes is an open mind and the will to say yes to new opportunities. Here’s how you can transform yourself from living a life indoors to exploring the outdoors: 10.       […]

Outdoor Adventures in and Around Vancouver, Washington

Nestled between the snow-covered Cascade Mountains and the rushing Columbia River on the Washington/Oregon border, Vancouver, Washington, is defined by its natural beauty. Whether you’re seeking an adrenaline-fueled hike to a breathtaking vista or a tranquil retreat to a hidden waterfall or other natural wonder, exploration is at the heart of the Vancouver’s historic appeal. […]

The Surprising Hiking Trails Around Las Vegas

If you don’t actually have a habit of going there, Las Vegas might seem somewhat old fashioned. It’s a city that’s been featured in old, classic films, and one that’s associated with a brand of culture and entertainment that doesn’t always seem particularly modern. If you take a closer look though you’ll see that Sin […]

Best Hikes in Coachella Valley

The Coachella Valley is home to a wide array of hiking trails that overlook the gaping desert mountains and are adorned with lush palm trees. Strap on your shoes, fill up your hydration pack, and set out on adventure to find some of the best hikes in Coachella Valley. Beginner, intermediate, and extreme – there […]

Tips for Hiking with Chronic Back Pain

Four out of five Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in their lives making it one of the most common physical health problems in the United States. Some causes of back pain are inevitable such as aging or genetics, but other causes can be avoided such as injury and strain. Luckily, there […]

Best Hikes & Trails in The Twin Cities

Residents of the Twin Cities are known for their love of the outdoors. Both Minneapolis and Saint Paul are close in proximity to several lakes, wildlife areas and sit along the Mississippi River. This has led to the Twin Cities frequently topping lists of the fittest cities in America. If you are looking for an […]

The Ultimate Guide to Car Camping

Whether you’re planning to share a favorite outdoor hobby with your child or just looking to get them in the fresh air, it’s hard to beat the memories you can make on a car camping trip. Getting in the outdoors creates quality time you just can’t get at home. Before you can start roasting marshmallows […]