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Backpacking Torres Del Paine The first day of hiking was spectacular. I exited the bus, with only a few other people. Nearly everyone else was going to be hiking the “W” circuit, most passengers didn’t have the time for a complete hike of the full circuit. I was happy to have nearly an entire day […]

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Choosing the right tent for your hiking needs is the difference between a successful hike and a failure. With most articles, photographs and videos of hiking focused on the daytime aspects, it is easy to forget about the sleeping part. Most hikers spend at least 6 hours a night sleeping. That is a huge amount […]

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Hiking through the wilderness, going on a day hike, or simply wanting to explore the city, owning a strong and reliable backpack is a necessity. Every year technology gets better and gear companies compete with each other in an arms race for the next best thing. With 2018 upon us and the winter season covering […]

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Imagine you are asleep soundly inside the tent when suddenly, a noise outside. A large animal is inside camp, creating a dangerous situation for everybody in the vicinity. Understanding how to prevent animals from encroaching into camp and how best to handle wildlife if encounters do happen are skills every backpacker should know. Animals Attracted […]

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The reward of being surrounded by nature is clear to anyone who is experiencing it. Soaring mountain peaks, clean air, vast distances to look across, the memories experienced while undertaking a hike can be priceless. But can the benefits of hiking be quantified? Is it just a simple “feel food” indulgence or does hiking actually […]

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Have you heard about the 6,800 miles long distance hike known as the American Discovery Trail? Stretching from the East Coast in Delaware, all the way to the Pacific in California, it offers a truly special walking tour of the United States. Unlike many of the wilderness trails that I find myself on, this trail […]

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Are you looking for the next great wilderness backpacking trail? Over 2,000 miles of undeveloped landscapes have been connected and await discovery. The Wild West Trail (WWT) is America’s newest and wildest hiking trail. It traverses the largest wilderness areas in the continental United States and it’s virtually unknown. The hike was born from the […]

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Imagine you are asleep soundly inside the tent when suddenly, a noise outside. A large animal is inside camp, creating a dangerous situation for everybody in the vicinity. Understanding how to prevent animals from encroaching into camp and how best to handle wildlife if encounters do happen are skills every backpacker should know. Animals Attracted […]

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Being relatively new to hiking, understanding the huge amount of information coming your way can be overwhelming. At first, the thrill of the freedom and the outdoors is enough to get you out there. But after the first couple of hikes, it quickly becomes apparent how important having the right gear is. The longer your […]

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What is the farthest distance you have been away from a road? A town? What about a hospital? Backpacking, camping, and outdoor activities in general, take place away from developed areas. We are drawn to the outdoors for the wide open spaces, clean air, and lack of people, but this also takes us far from […]

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