How to Prepare for a Successful Thru-Hike

It doesn’t matter where you do it or how long the hike is, if you are a hiker, completing a multi-day thru-hike is a transformative experience. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest...

18 Must-Follow Hiking Tips for Beginners

Before heading into the wilderness on a hiking trip make sure to be fully prepared. A day-hike is easily ruined when the must-have gear is left behind, such as fresh socks, rain gear, snacks, map,...

9 Tips for Hot Weather Hiking

Everyone loves beautiful, sunny days, but unless there is some caution involved, hot weather hiking can be harmful. As temperatures rise higher and higher, so do the risk of becoming dehydrated, ill and in some...

Hiking Insect Protection: How to Repel Insects on the Trails

Hiking insect protection is essential in regions with lush rainforests, wildflower meadows, and ocean tide pools. While it is easier to avoid the large wildlife like the black bear and mollusks, it is the smallest...

Night Hiking Safety: 7 Essential Tips

What may be an easy hike while the sun is up can quickly turn into a completely different and potentially dangerous situation after the sun goes down. Lack of preparation can lead to trouble....

How to Stop Chafing While Hiking

Unfortunate news, everyone! The season of "chub rub" is back again. If you are not familiar with the term, the issue is more commonly known as chafing, and it can be a real hike-stopper...

Hiking Blister Care: Tips for Blisters from Hiking

Hiking blister care is essential to avoid pain and discomfort on the trails. Most heel blisters are caused by constant rubbing or friction of the shoes and socks against the skin. By following the proper...

How to Take Better Hiking Pictures With Just Your Smartphone

We’ve all seen those beautiful travel and hiking pictures on Instagram (Join us!), and it is distinctly possible that you have tried to replicate those same awe-inspiring shots on your favorite hike. However, somewhere...

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