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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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Honda Element Campers: Pros/Cons and Owner QnA

Honda Elements are an unsuspecting yet popular option for conversion to campers. Their boxy shape, clam shell tailgates, removable back seats, and easy-to-clean surfaces make them an ideal choice for a relatively fuel-efficient small camper. Some enthusiasts opt to convert Elements themselves, although there are several companies that offer professional […]

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25 ‘Must-See’ Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Videos

The 2,200 mile (3,500km) long Appalachian Trail is one of the crown jewels of the long-distance hiking world. The AT is home to some of the most rugged and beautiful terrain in the Eastern United States, so it’s no wonder that thousands of hikers set their sights on the trail […]

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7 Best RV Wood Stoves? (Pros/Cons and Owner QnA)

There is nothing cozier on a chilly evening or a snowy winter’s day than curling up in front of a crackling fire. With these seven wood stoves, you can do just that — even inside your RV, skoolie, or van! They create a dry heat that won’t cause a buildup […]

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Hiker Trailer Review: Pros/Cons and Owner QnA

For people who can’t get enough of the great outdoors, Hiker Trailer can make getting out into nature easier than ever. Hiker Trailer is a U.S. based company that has been manufacturing tear drop camping trailers for 14 years, designed to make camping trips affordable and comfortable. The trailers come […]

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How do you Make a Roof Top Tent? (9 Clever DIY Builds)

There’s no doubt about it: rooftop tents are cool. These mobile, go-anywhere tents quickly and easily convert your car or truck into a luxurious outdoor retreat, wherever the open road might take you. Unfortunately, rooftop tents are expensive, so they’re not exactly practical for the vast majority of us. Plus, […]

how long does it take to run 200 miles

How Long Does it Take to Run 200 Miles? Trail Running FAQs

After completing my first couple 100-mile races last year, I started wondering, “What is next?” Some people focus on qualifying races that will get them into notorious races like Western States or Hardrock 100. My mind took a different route, and I ultimately signed up for the 2020 Bigfoot 200-mile […]

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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 […]