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Learning to Read the Landscape

Learning to Read the Landscape

Over the past decade, more and more thru-hikers have ditched maps and have instead opted for guides like Yogi’s Pacific Crest Trail Handbook that stick to the highlights – water...

Aug 31, 2017 : Michael Dax
The Best Cameras and Lenses for Hiking and Backpacking

The Best Cameras and Lenses for Hiking and Backpacking

Although no camera can perfectly recreate the beauty of the backcountry, some do a much job than others.  Once upon a time, using professional-caliber photography setup would've added several extra

Apr 27, 2017 : Zach
Ultralight Backpacking 103: The Skill Set

Ultralight Backpacking 103: The Skill Set

The following series on ultralight backpacking is brought to you by Some backpackers like to keep things organized with backpacking checklists. There are many helpful trail, resupply, and even

Dec 26, 2016 : Caet Cash
Ultralight Backpacking 102: The Gear Guide

Ultralight Backpacking 102: The Gear Guide

The following series on ultralight backpacking is brought to you by Intro to Ultralight here's a quick fix to get you up to speed. In the first part we talked about...

Dec 19, 2016 : Caet Cash
Ultralight Backpacking 101: A Psychological and Emotional Guide

Ultralight Backpacking 101: A Psychological and Emotional Guide

The following series on ultralight backpacking is brought to you by Why Go Lighter? Lightweight hiking allows a hiker to... Hike Longer Hike Faster Reduce Risk of Injury Backpack for...

Dec 16, 2016 : Caet Cash
Gifts Worth Giving: 8 Places to do Your Holiday Shopping

Gifts Worth Giving: 8 Places to do Your Holiday Shopping

It’s that time of the year folks! Whatever your creed or beliefs, chances are you're going to have to buy something for someone in the next few weeks. I'm happy...

Dec 13, 2016 : Stephen Eren
The Backpacker’s Guide to Bear Bagging

The Backpacker’s Guide to Bear Bagging

What is the deal with bear bags? Which type should I use, or should I use a canister? Once I have one, what do I do with it? /embed] Brantley...

Dec 9, 2016 : James Cape
The Art of the Post-Hike Thank You Card

The Art of the Post-Hike Thank You Card

If you ever benefited from the kindness of others, hopefully you wrote a thank you note in return. I am probably the worst at this, but it was easy to do...

Sep 16, 2016 : James Cape
Should You Treat Water in the Backcountry? What Science Says.

Should You Treat Water in the Backcountry? What Science Says.

The internet is a vast source of information, good and bad. It's easy to find information “proving” just about anything. I have been studying this topic for several years. Giardia:...

Dec 30, 2015 : Guest Post
3 Tips for Thru-Hiking the CDT From The Real Hiking Viking [Video]

3 Tips for Thru-Hiking the CDT From The Real Hiking Viking [Video]

What do you get when you mix a Norse, uncivilized barbarian with an accomplished long-distance backpacker (plus a dash of authenticity)?  Fifteen gold stars if you guessed "A Real Hiking

Feb 15, 2015 : Zach