Monthly Archives: May 2020

Selecting the Best Hiking Clothes: 6 Recommendations

If you’re gearing up to head out on a hike, you certainly want to make sure you have all the right equipment, such as the proper backpack, maps, and other gear—but if you don’t also wear the right clothes, your trip will quickly become an uncomfortable experience. Wearing the right hiking clothes means knowing the […]

Solo Hiking Tips

Solo Hiking Suggestions: The Best Way To Stay Safe On Any Trail These solo hiking advice will give you the info you must realize the happiness of solo hiking and backpacking. Hiking alone is an excellent chance for introspection and personal growth during your alone time on a trail. Going at your own pace, planning […]

How do you prevent ticks when hiking?

The following are comprehensive tips on how to keep off ticks while hiking: 1. Treat your gear and clothing 2. Use tick repellent spray 3. Dress accordingly 4. Stick to light-colored or plain fabric 5. Take extra caution during early summer and spring 6. Beware of tick-infested trails 7. Avoid grass and thick bushes 8. […]

How to Choose Flashlights

Although headlamps have surged in popularity, flashlights remain a good choice whenever a handheld light is preferred, such as: any time you want the strongest portable beam available. when dexterity and precision in controlling the light is important. being able to set down a light to work on a task. signaling. Advances in LED (light-emitting […]

Top Ten Hiking Tips From the Woman Who Hiked the AT Faster Than Anyone’

Jennifer Pharr Davis holds the speed record on the Appalachian Trail, a feat which made her an Adventurer of the Year.  Here’s how to be smart, feel safe, and get the most out of your hike. 1. Test drive your backpack and shoes.The two pieces of gear that can make you the most uncomfortable are your pack […]

How to Choose Sleeping Pads

Sleeping pads play two very important roles for getting a solid night’s sleep in the great outdoors: cushioning and insulation. While it might seem like having a comfortable surface to sleep on is a pad’s most useful function, its ability to keep you warm throughout the night is often more important. Here’s how to choose a […]

CLOTHING LAYERS: HOW TO STAY WARM

What’s the secret to staying warm and comfortable when active outside? Layers. Layering your outdoor clothing adds comfort by protecting your body from wind, water and moisture, and helps to regulate your temperature during activity. There are three basic components to your layering system: base, mid and outer layers. How to layer for the rain […]

Hiking or Backpacking with Your Dog

If you’re a hiker and a dog owner, then you and your furry sidekick are likely destined to be great trail buddies. But, especially at first, this is a hiking companion who’s going to need a lot of care and feeding. Remind yourself that this is what you signed up for, then consider the advice […]

HIT THE TRAILS EARLY WITH THESE SPRING HIKING TIPS

Embrace “liquid sunshine” If you’ve never tried it, you might be surprised to hear that hiking in the rain can be a beautiful sensory experience. The plants look greener. The sound of falling rain is calming. The forest smells amazing. Fog moving through the trees makes for gorgeous photo ops. And without rain we wouldn’t […]