Category Archives: Hiking

How to Store a Sleeping Pad

Your sleeping pad, that miracle of slumber and compressibility, doesn’t take a lot of care and maintenance. If you have a foam-only pad, no special storage precautions are needed. If you have an air-core or foam-core sleeping pad, then you should follow these simple storage guidelines: On the trail: It’s the one piece of gear that […]

Managing Chafing

If you haven’t experienced chafing during a run or bike ride, consider yourself lucky. A little chafing may seem like a minor issue but it can be surprisingly painful and, if ignored, it can turn into an excruciating ailment that will hinder your comfort and performance. For some tips on preventing and dealing with chafing, […]