Beginners Guides

January 6, 2020
Are Hiking Poles Carry On Luggage? What's The Deal?

When you plan to backpack or hike and this requires a plane flight you may bring your hiking poles as carry on luggage. This means you intend to be able to carry your trekking poles on the airplane with you. What you may rudely find out is when they tell you that you are unable […]

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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 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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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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November 13, 2019
What Is Thru-Hiking vs Backpacking? (Which One Is For You?)

There is not anything more relaxing or better for a person’s mental and physical health than walking trails and enjoying nature.

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November 3, 2019
What Does Out and Back Mean in Hiking?

There is a great amount of terminology within the hiking world which many people who are starting may not know. Learning each of these terms can help you be more knowledgeable and help expand your understanding of the backpacking and hiking world. An Out and Back hikes are a roundtrip hike running along the same […]

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