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The Best Cyber Monday / Week Deals for Backpackers

The Best Cyber Monday / Week Deals for Backpackers

It's Cyber Week. Simply put, this is probably the best time of the year to score gear at a steep discount.  We've poured through dozens of sites to

Nov 26, 2018 : The Editors
The Best Black Friday Deals for Hikers and Backpackers

The Best Black Friday Deals for Hikers and Backpackers

We applaud all those who are choosing to #OptOutside today.  For those who don't have that option or who simply want to score some great deals for

Nov 23, 2018 : The Editors
JOIN US: Celebrate the CDT’s 40th Birthday in Golden, Colorado

JOIN US: Celebrate the CDT’s 40th Birthday in Golden, Colorado

Forty has never looked so good!  We're teaming up with the CDTC (Continental Divide Trail Coalition) to celebrate the CDT's 40th birthday!  Join us

Nov 21, 2018 : The Editors
Thru-Hikers’ Favorite Essential Items

Thru-Hikers’ Favorite Essential Items

Most hikers know you need several specific items to make a long-distance backpacking trip successful. A shelter, a pack, sleep system, and layers are

Nov 9, 2018 : The Editors
Federal Judge Deals Setback to Keystone Pipeline

Federal Judge Deals Setback to Keystone Pipeline

A federal judge in Montana has temporarily blocked construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, saying the Trump administration

Nov 9, 2018 : The Editors
Insulation Plant Under Construction Near Harpers Ferry Generates Local Outcry

Insulation Plant Under Construction Near Harpers Ferry Generates Local Outcry

In July 2018, ground was broken for the construction of an insulation manufacturing plant in Jefferson County, West Virginia. This 24-hour-a-day

Oct 31, 2018 : The Editors
2018 Thru-Hiker Transformation Photos

2018 Thru-Hiker Transformation Photos

While the real transformation happens inside the soul of a thru-hiker, it doesn’t mean we don’t love to see what 2,000 miles of hiking looks like

Oct 25, 2018 : The Editors
Five Ways to Poop in the Woods: An Illustration

Five Ways to Poop in the Woods: An Illustration

It's one of the most common questions for first-time backpackers and campers.  The uncertainty can be enough to stop those wanting to get into the

Oct 15, 2018 : The Editors
Our Favorite Insulated Jackets for Women

Our Favorite Insulated Jackets for Women

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by REI.  Find your Patagonia Down Sweater  MSRP: $229 This is about as simple as it gets.

Oct 10, 2018 : The Editors
Missing Hiker’s Body Found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Missing Hiker’s Body Found in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The body of Mitzie Susan Clements was discovered Tuesday, Oct. 2, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, two miles from Clingmans Dome and less than

Oct 3, 2018 : The Editors