Monthly Archives: December 2021

How to Clean a Backpack

Dirt and general wear and tear can take its toll on rucksacks. Regularly wiping them down can help to minimise dirt building up, but if your rucksack is really dirty or has started to smell, you’re going to have to wash it properly. This guide runs through exactly how to clean your rucksack in the washing […]

When Backpacking How Much Water Should I Carry?

When planning your backpacking trip, one important issue you’ll need to figure out before you go is how much water to carry between water sources. The last thing you want to happen is to run out of water and find yourself nowhere near a stream and then potentially getting dehydrated. On the other hand, you […]

7 Tips to Make Your First Hike Successful

We are Carlos and Grace Luna. We didn’t grow up hiking or camping. We come from Mexican families who worked very hard to provide for us but didn’t think about the outdoors. We were both fortunate enough to get an introduction to the national parks a few years ago, which fostered our love of getting […]

How to Wear Your Backpack for Back Pain Prevention

Paying attention to how you wear a backpack can help you prevent back and shoulder pain. It’s easy to grab your backpack as you head out the door, even simply slinging it on one shoulder. But wearing a backpack wrong can lead to more pressure on the neck, shoulders, and back. It’s never too early for […]

Hiking While Pregnant: What to Know about Outdoor Pregnancy Workouts

Physical activity is vital for mothers-to-be, with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic exercise a week to stay healthy. While hiking’s a great form of aerobic exercise, there are certain precautions you should take when pregnant and exploring trails. The following advice will make […]


It’s officially winter! While many people cringe at the thought of trying to convince our kids (and ourselves) to layer up and get outside, there are numerous benefits to getting outside in the cold! Between fewer crowds on trails, a boost to your mood and a reduction in stress, getting outside in the winter months is […]