Author: Gordon Alexander

are sandals good for hiking

Are Sandals Good For Hiking?

Hiking in minimalist footwear like sandals seems like it would be a fantastic way to lighten your overall gear weight when hitting the trails. Giving you a sense of lightness and freedom over wearing big bulky hiking boots is definitely a tempting idea… but, this begs the question: Are sandals […]

hardest treks in the world

The 10 Hardest Treks in the World

If you have found your way to this list, then congratulations – you must be crazy. We have examined hundreds of treks from around the globe, and then isolated the hardest in terms of terrain, altitude and weather. So, without wasting any time, here they are – the 10 hardest […]

Is It Safe To Campervan In New Zealand

Is It Safe To Campervan In New Zealand?

About 70,000 campervans are hired in New Zealand every year, which is a phenomenal number for a country of its size. There are, however, strict rules and regulations regarding camping and campervan overnights in New Zealand, and it pays to know these before you go. So, read on to find […]

what is considered a thru hike

What Is Considered A Thru-Hike?

If you’ve been day dreaming about tackling a long distance backpacking trip through the wilderness, then it’s time you learned more about thru-hiking. Read on as we look at some of the most famous thru-hiking trails in the US and the wider world, and clear up some common misconceptions about thru-hiking […]

best budget hiking pants

Best Budget Hiking Pants – 7 Top Picks

If you are on a budget and are looking for a pair of good quality hiking pants, then you have come to the right place. A huge increase in competition, combined with improvements in fabric technology means that buying a pair of hiking pants no longer has to be a […]

Are Zero Drop Shoes Good for hiking

Are Zero Drop Shoes Good for hiking?

Zero drop shoes are designed to give you a more natural walking experience by keeping the balls of your feet level with your heel. Standing in a pair of these mimics standing on the ground barefoot, but with a sole to provide protection against the terrain. Zero drop shoes are […]

lightweight backpacking food ideas

Backpacking Food: Lightweight and Nutritious Ideas

If you are heading into the backcountry for the first time, or if you just need some new recipe ideas, we have compiled this comprehensive backpacking food guide to service both the beginner and experienced backpacker. We really do not want you to take too much stuff into the wilderness. […]

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15 Common Mistakes Made by First Time Backpackers

There is not a person alive that has been into the backcountry and not made one of these mistakes. It doesn’t matter how many times we shoulder that pack and go wild, there is always something we could have done better. There is always something we wished we had and […]