Category Archives: Tips

10 Tips On How To Prevent Blisters When Hiking

Hiking blisters are uncomfortable and painful which is why learning how to prevent them is such a useful skill to have. There are lots of things you do to minimize the chances of getting a blister but ultimately it all comes down to your choice of footwear. Your footwear needs to fit perfectly and be […]

The Definitive Guide to Layering for Cold-Weather Adventures

It’s cliché yet we’ve all heard it: There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing. And while that expression feels trite and overcooked, it especially rings true for outdoor families during cold-weather months. We know it’s often easier to look at the plunging mercury and opt to stay indoors, but we’re here […]

Hike Farther, Feel Better: Thru-Hiker Tips for Hydration

A dialed-in hydration strategy can make a huge difference in the success of a long hike—a fact many backpackers tend to undervalue.  “I think a lot of people don’t see backpacking as needing a high level of fitness, but when you’re hiking 10 to 25 miles per day, that’s a really high output activity—and that’s […]

Food planning tips for hiking

There are some really important things you need to consider when organising your food for a hiking trip. Depending on whether it’s just a long day hike or a multiday adventure, here are some of the key considerations you need to think about when planning your food. Focus on energy dense and nutrient rich food […]

Which Hydration Pack Is Right for Your Hiking Adventures?

Water hydration packs can help make your hiking excursion simpler and more comfortable by making hydration easy. Water packs allow you to drink on the move, eliminating the need to stop just to dig out water bottles from your pack. There are many styles to choose from, and it’s important to make the right purchase […]

This Is Why Your Feet Hurt on the Trail—and How to Fix It

Ask any hiker, and they’ll tell you about having sore and painful feet during at least one adventure. Occasional foot soreness isn’t unexpected, but when the pain lingers long after the hike ends, it’s time to investigate the cause. There are numerous causes of foot pain, such as plantar fasciitis and stress fractures, but one commonly overlooked issue for […]

Is hiking safe? 7 tips for safety and what to avoid on and off the trail

Every summer (and sometimes the snowy winter) I get filled with excitement for hiking mountains and seeing views that are beyond beautiful but with so many reports of heat exhaustion, deaths and horror stories, it makes me wonder if hiking is safe so I did some research. Like many activities, hiking can be safe but […]