Backpacking

what should be in a first aid kit for camping

What Should be in a First Aid Kit for Camping?

If you are planing a trip into the great outdoors for some camping, having a first aid kit with you is essential. Not only will a great first aid kit help you with injuries that commonly occur while out camping, but it can keep you prepared for survival situations that […]

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How Do You Poop While Camping? (The Complete Guide)

Pooping in the woods is perhaps the biggest concern of any new camper. When you get accustomed to a world of flush toilets, the thought of having to poop in a hole can be a bit disconcerting. So, how exactly do you poop while camping? Thankfully, pooping in the woods […]

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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 […]

which hawaiian Island is best for hiking

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 […]

what is a flip flop thru hike

What is a Flip Flop Thru-Hike?

The term “flip flop” hiking is thrown around a lot in the thru-hiking community, especially on the Appalachian Trail. It can apply to any thru-hike that you do. And no, it does not mean that you hike the trail in your flip-flops, though, I’m sure someone has hiked the AT […]

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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Should You Use A Sleeping Bag Liner? (Backpacking FAQs)

It’s a cold fall night and you’re tucked into your summer sleeping bag, wishing you had extra layers to keep you warm. Unfortunately, your 35-degree bag just isn’t going to cut it, but you don’t want to invest in a warmer sleeping bag for shoulder-season adventures. A friend told you […]

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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 […]