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We strive to provide you helpful tips and tricks along with advice and quality reviews so you can get the most out of your thru-hikes.
January 4, 2020
What Does Primitive Camping Mean? Learning to Thrive Off-Grid

Having grown up in Washington I have been camping plenty of times in the forests and mountains. We definitely weren't primitive camping though as we always had restrooms and showers, primitive is amazing for the solitude and peacefulness.

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December 30, 2019
9 Simple Cold Soaking Recipes For Quality Nutrition and Taste

All hikers could use some useful and simple cold soaking recipes, our options are full of taste while able to be carried in a simple ziplock bag on the trail!

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December 24, 2019
Can I Wash My Down Sleeping Bag: Proper Care For Down

For most who own a down sleeping bag, one of the tasks that are avoided to the detriment of their gear may be the washing and cleaning of a down sleeping bag or quilt. Additionally, the lack of cleaning your down makes it less efficient over time and causes it to retain less heat. This […]

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December 21, 2019
How Much Does Camping Cost? (Gear, Site, Food an More)

When you plan to go camping you have a large initial expenditure to make all the necessary gear purchases, but after this initial cost your costs to camp drop dramatically minus the cost of the campsite and your consumables like food.

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December 16, 2019
What Does Scramble Mean in Hiking? Practice A Cautious Approach

It means taking the faster more straight approach many times dealing with the involved safety risks and dangers that are associated.

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December 14, 2019
What is a Hiking Buff And How Can You Use It?

A hiking buff is just a tube of lightweight, stretchy breathable and moisture-wicking microfiber.

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December 11, 2019
Best Budget Backpacking Tent Under 100: Comfort For Cheap!

When looking to start backpacking you should look to find a good inexpensive tent to travel with which helps limit your investment until you know you will continue to hike.

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November 30, 2019
What is the Appalachian Trail (A.T.)? A Beautiful Thru-Hiking Experience

The Appalachian Trail (AT) is a 14 state long foot trail which starts in Georgia and ends in Maine. This trail has become quite popular for finding yourself.

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November 26, 2019
What is a Backpacking Tent Footprint Used For When Hiking?

One of the things people will either decide to carry or not is a footprint for their tent. Many times people will decide not to bring one as they don't see a purpose as the bottom of the tent is already made of solid material. What is a backpacking tent footprint then? A tent footprint […]

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