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Kris Nelson

As a longtime outdoor enthusiast, Dr. Krisitna Nelson has long enjoyed writing about outdoor hobbies and nature. She's lived in several communities that have outdoor enthusiast clubs, and she has written about outdoor equipment and products for several years.

How Do I Prepare My Dog for Hiking? (10 Tips)

If your four-legged best friend loves going for walks and you’re planning on upping your pooch’s activity level with hiking, then rest assured your dog will love the event. Most breeds of dogs love taking hikes in the great outdoors just about as much as they enjoy a beautiful, tasty piece of steak. However, if …

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How Do You Get in Shape for Snowshoeing?

Are you excited for winter and hitting those snowy trails with your snowshoes? It’s important that you start conditioning your body now for the unique demands of snowshoeing movement. Remember, snowshoeing will be quite different from hiking. You’ll have full snow gear on and it’s added weight. Along with the snowshoes themselves and your winter …

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What Pants Should I Wear for Winter Hiking?

While you’re considering what pants you should wear for winter hiking, you need to remember the three things that all of your winter hiking gear should offer. Those three things are keeping you warm, dry, and on-the-go. While it might seem easy to assess what you should use for base layers and waterproof shells, figuring …

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