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Meg Carney

From market farming to wilderness survival guide to forestry technician and climbing instructor, Meg has an eclectic work history. But there's one common factor across all her pursuits: the outdoors. With a formal education in writing, Meg can translate her outdoor experiences into accessible and relatable content for any reader. Now pursuing freelance writing full-time, Meg has found a new base in Pheonix, AZ where she splits her time between writing and new desert adventures.

What is the Best Minivan for Camping? (8 Crowd Favorites)

In the last decade, minivans have moved far beyond the “soccer mom” and into the eyes of camping and outdoor enthusiasts. Camper vans come in many shapes and sizes, and in some cases, they can be a pretty penny up front. However, compared to an RV or even most trucks, new age minivans have taken …

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Best Hiking Hat for Sun? (7 Crowd Favorites)

After living in both the Utah and Arizona deserts, I’ve learned the importance of having proper sun protective gear. Of the most vital pieces of sun gear I own is a sun hat. When hiking, biking, running, or just hanging out, enjoying the sun rays, your face, head, neck, and ears are all very susceptible …

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What should you NOT wear while hiking? (10 Common Clothing Mistakes)

From novice hikers to advanced, our clothing choices can make or break our hiking experience. Knowing the best clothes for outdoor activities can be hard to gauge, especially if you haven’t done much hiking in the past.  We are not going to go over what you should wear in this article. Instead, we are focusing …

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The 10 Best High Altitude Hikes in the U.S.

High altitude hiking is a rewarding experience. You have a chance to get above the treeline and see extensive valley views. Plus, the good news is that even if you aren’t an expert mountaineer, you can still hike to the top of some amazing high altitude peaks.  The top 10 high altitude hikes that we …

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What is Considered High Altitude for Hiking?

Summiting your first peak is a rewarding experience, no matter how high the altitude may be. Still, once you’ve worked your way up to 14ers and beyond, things start to change a little bit. While you should always do your research when hiking on remote trails, adding elevation gain to the equation ramps up the …

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Is Hiking Becoming More Popular?

If you’re reading this article, you’ve likely done it before, gone hiking. Now, if you have gone hiking before, you are not alone. Hiking is the most popular outdoor activity in the United States according to a survey conducted by Outside Magazine.  So, is hiking becoming more popular? Yes, hiking has seen an increase of …

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What is the Lightest Backpacking Stove? (for every fuel type)

On a backpacking trek, mainly an ultralight venture, every ounce counts. Sometimes we become hyper-focused on gear like packs, sleeping bags, and tents we forget about other essentials like stoves and headlamps. There are so many backpacking stoves to choose from on the market today that it can be a challenge to narrow down the …

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What is the Best Vehicle for Overlanding?

Whether you are looking for a used or new vehicle for overland travel, you need a reliable and capable vehicle. When you’re seeking out remote areas and driving in backcountry landscapes, you’re going to want a vehicle that not only runs well but with the driving you’re doing, and it should also have aftermarket and …

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