How To Navigate In The Woods

How to navigate in the woods

In an ideal world, we’d all go backpacking with a small, battery-operated Global Positioning System (GPS) in our pockets and always know exactly where we were. In the real world, however, any electronic device is subject to being dropped, immersed in water or simply giving out. But hikers need to know how to avoid getting lost in the woods. That’s ...

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The 5 Best Beach Tents Reviewed For 2017

Best Beach Tent

Have you ever fallen asleep while soaking up some sun and woke up looking like a lobster? Ever wished you could enjoy the sights and sounds of the sea without having to be directly in the harsh rays of the sun all day? The best beach tents will protect you from the sun and give you privacy. You could just ...

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Beginners Guide To Using Hiking Poles

beginners guide to hiking poles

Hiking or trekking poles are something beginning backpackers and hikers usually do not think too much about. People generally just stay away from them until someone with more experience tells them or even shows them how a trekking pole can improve the hiking experience. First-time backpackers also tend to shy away from using trekking poles because of their minimalist approach. ...

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The 10 Best Hiking Shirts Reviewed For 2017

Best Hiking Shirt

Aren’t hiking shirts the same thing as a regular shirt? Well, no, they’re not. Why’s that? Because the best hiking shirts have special properties and characteristics to be effective. Sure, we can hike in a normal cotton shirt on occasion but when we’re backpacking or hiking on longer trips or extreme conditions, quality matters. Most hiking shirts today feature a ...

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Beginner’s Guide To Hiking

Beginners Guide To Hiking

Getting started hiking can be a little bit confusing. Some will tell you that hiking involves a tent and overnight trips. Others consider that exclusive to backpacking. Still other hikers will face the challenge of living in areas which are urban. In these cases, you’ll have to plan special weekend trips to get out hiking in the wilderness. Even with ...

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Beginner’s Guide To Camping

Beginners Guide To Camping

Itching to get out there in the wilderness camping? Or maybe just spending a few nights in a campground with all the amenities. Whether you are going to Yosemite National Park or Ft Wilderness at Disney World, either way you’re going to need some essential camping gear. Whether you have never camped before or been deep in the wilderness the ...

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The 7 Best Camping and Survival Knives – [2017]

Best Camping Knife

Like any young boy growing up in the countryside of America, I was always fascinated with knives. I grew up hunting, fishing, and being in the woods. Knives were second nature to me from a very young age and I learned to use them, throw them, make them, and sharpen them. Rarely was I without one of my favorite camping ...

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The 7 Best Hiking Poles Reviewed For 2017

Best Trekking Poles

If you’re just getting started hiking, trekking poles (or hiking poles) may not be high on your gear list. Despite the fact that using the best hiking poles have been proven to reduce stress on legs and knees by up to 25%. Some carry hiking poles because they aid with balance, or climbing steep hills. Others will carry hiking poles ...

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The 7 Best Backpacking Tents Reviewed For 2017

Best Tents For Backpacking

Choosing the best backpacking tent for your needs is not always easy for the beginner. There are tons of details to learn and know. On top of that, everyone has a different opinion about which type of tent is the best. What brand? Which size do I get? It’s hard to be sure when you get so many different answers. ...

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The 5 Best Women’s Hiking Boots Reviewed For 2017

Best Hiking Boots For Women

Ladies can have a particularly difficult time finding good outdoor footwear. It sometimes even seems as if the outdoor industry just isn’t paying attention to the specific needs and wants of the female hiking community. While it’s tough to find the right pair of hiking boots for women, I’m going to do my best to help provide some insight on ...

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