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why is backpacking so expensive

Why is Backpacking so Expensive?

New backpackers are often surprised at how expensive backpacking can be. “Isn’t it just going for a walk in the woods?” Well, sort of. To backpack safely and comfortably, there are actually several pieces of gear which make all of the difference and their price points can really start to […]

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Can you Take Eggs Backpacking?

Eggs are a great source of protein and fat on any backpacking trip. With a high calorie-to-weight ratio, they make an excellent trail snack. Properly prepared and stored eggs can be a great addition to your backpack, but it can be a little tricky knowing how best to do this […]

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What Cooking Equipment do I need for Camping?

Cooking in the great outdoors while camping is a thrilling and enjoyable event – if you’re well prepared! There is certainly an art to gathering all of the tools you need, packing them into your car and then setting up camp once at your destination. If you have the luxury […]

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12 Ways to Get Cheap (and Free) Camping Gear

The outdoor gear market is a huge and rapidly expanding world. The price difference between seemingly similar pieces of gear can often be confusing, and many people opt for the more expensive option thinking that they are getting a better value. However, there are plenty of places to find top-brand […]

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Should I Take Hiking Boots Backpacking?

When I started planning my first backpacking trip, the first thing I did was look into hiking boots. I was convinced that they were superior to the hiking shoe, and as someone with self-proclaimed “weak ankles” I thought they were my only option. I do love my hiking boots and […]

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Which Hawaiian Island is Best for Hiking?

Hawaii is an otherworldly paradise filled with a myriad of mountains, sweeping valleys and crystal blue waters. Thousands of years of volcanic activity have given rise to dramatic landscapes just waiting to be explored: and there are hundreds of hiking trails to allow you to do so. So, which Hawaiian […]

Is it dangerous to hike at night

Is it Dangerous to Hike at Night? (13 Safety Tips)

Hiking in the dark may seem like a counter-intuitive idea – isn’t the best part about hiking the spectacular views, after all? Night hiking can actually be one of the most beautiful ways to encounter the landscape: taking in the sounds of the dark and opening your eyes to the […]

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Camping Alone: What Every Woman Needs to Know

Ever wanted to sleep out under the stars, wake up listening to the morning birdsong and feel 360 of nature around you – but have no one to go camping with? Well then, just go it alone! Although we might imagine the more stereotypical scene of friends hanging out by […]

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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before my First Backpacking Trip

I’d always considered myself an outdoorsy person, but if I had properly looked back at my outdoors experiences before going on my first backpacking jaunt… I’d have felt the need to do way more research! Aside from day hikes and organized group overnights, I was pretty green when I finally […]

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How do I Distribute my Backpack Weight?

We’ve all been there. You buy your first backpack and all of the gear you can think of, load it up and head out onto the trail. About ten minutes in you sit down for a break, wondering how on earth people do this on a regular basis. The problem? […]