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Bryce Waldrop

Bryce is an architect, freelance writer and avid hiker, and lives with his family in southern Maine. He loves old buildings, mountains, traveling, exploring the outdoors, and getting crushed by his daughters in Monopoly. Get in touch if you want to chat about hiking, backpacking, traveling, architecture, or just say hello!

Smallest RV with Shower and Toilet? (11 Crowd Favorites)

There is nothing better than exploring a remote region, or well-known National Park, and hitting the trails. And while many of us enjoy tent life, an RV can provide comfortable, sturdy shelter from the elements, and perhaps most of all, a clean toilet and shower! When our family traveled across the country in our RV, …

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Best Class-C RV Under 25 Feet? (5 Crowd Favorites)

In the winter of 2017, we attended a colossal RV show for the first time. We knew nothing about RVing except that we were heading out for a three-month trip later that spring. We proceeded to examine nearly every type of RV there is, from super-efficient tear-drop trailers to massive Class A rigs that more …

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What is the Smallest 5th Wheel? (7 Crowd Favorites)

You may have seen them rumbling into the campground, that enormous trailer attached to a heavy-duty pick-up. It might even tower over your tow-behind like a highway rig, leaving you to ask: Could I ever drive one of those? Like all trailers and RVs, 5th wheels come in all shapes and sizes. And there’s a …

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Are Quilts Better than Sleeping Bags? (Backpacking FAQs)

My first, rugged sleeping bag was the bulky, cotton bag issued by the Army. Like most military gear, it was nearly indestructible, until it got wet. I’ve since owned several bags, and especially like my current synthetic 20-degree bag. (Even the Army finally upgraded to a synthetic system.) But my bag is nearly 15 years …

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Are Freeze Dried Meals Healthy? (Backpacking FAQ)

My first trail meals were in the Army years ago, where we begrudgingly squeezed our dinner out of foil packs. The options were limited, and trading always ensued for the more coveted flavors. Fortunately, prepared trail meals have come a long way, with some meals mimicking those of a gourmet restaurant. Now, as my daughter …

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Where can I Buy Ethical Outdoor Clothing? (10 Brands Making a Difference)

As a young kid exploring the nature trails around the National Wildlife Federation where my dad worked, I vividly recall the two, simple rules on the trail sign: Take only pictures, leave only footprints. It was my first introduction to the principles of Leave No Trace, and it’s stuck with me ever since. I’ve hiked …

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How To Stay Warm Camping in Cold Weather: 18 Tips and Tricks

Heading out to winter camp but worried about staying warm? Join the club. Winter camping has increased in popularity in the last 20 years, and more people than ever are exploring the fourth season. There is a stillness, a quiet, that is utterly unique to the winter woods. There are fewer people, and bugs. Your …

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How to Plan a Backpacking Trip: 10 Critical Steps

It’s an exhilarating experience. You have walked into the woods carrying everything you need to survive and are now going to eat, sleep, and live outdoors. The backcountry is now your home. But there is a lot to consider before you can safely savor a night in the woods. Whether you’re new to backpacking or …

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What is the Easiest Adirondack High Peak to Hike?

Occupying a large portion of upper New York State, and less than 2-hours from the State Capitol, Albany, the Adirondacks offer a unique mountain experience. At 6-million acres, the Adirondack Park is larger than the States of Vermont or New Hampshire and is one of the oldest protected wildlands in the Nation. With 46 “High …

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