Tag Archives: backpacks

HOW TO HIKE SAFELY WITH YOUR DOG

Any seasoned hiker who routinely hits the trail with a canine companion knows having their beloved dog along for the adventure elevates the experience. Enjoying the reward of stunning vistas during a long hike takes on an added measure of joy with your tail-wagging friend by your side. However, backcountry treks with your dog require […]

HIKING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS: A GUIDE FOR FIRST-TIME HIKERS

If you’ve been struck with a newfound yearning for a walk beyond your backyard into the backcountry, lace up your hiking boots and follow that impulse. Hiking is profoundly healthy for both your mind and body. Researchers have found that getting out and walking in nature can mitigate symptoms of depression, increase your attention span, and improve […]

Buying a Water Bottle for Hiking and Backpacking – What is important?

Capacity: In this review, we listed insulated water bottles with a capacity of 18 fl. oz. to 32 fl. oz. As insulated water bottles are relatively heavy, you usually only bring one such bottle with you and keep it within easy reach – for example in the backpack’s side pocket. You will probably need to […]

The Best Backpacking Backpacks

Backpacking is a great way to get off the grid, hone your survival skills, observe wilderness at its most wild, and perhaps best of all in these virus-laden times, drop crowds. Regardless of your motivations, we’re here to help you find a pack that will allow you to enjoy the journey as much as the destination. […]

WHICH WOMEN’S SPECIFIC HIKING GEAR IS ACTUALLY WORTH BUYING?

If you’ve been shopping for hiking or backpacking gear recently, you may have noticed some women’s specific gear. I’m not talking about clothing or shoes (obviously we need those)… I’m talking about backpacks, sleeping bags and more. Often this stuff seems to follow the same tired formula: “Shrink it and pink it”. Brands make the […]

7 expert tips for packing your hiking backpack

Like any cardiovascular activity, hiking can build muscle strength and endurance, lowers blood pressure, and helps maintain body weight (a 160-pound person can burn more than 400 calories per hour hiking). But who’s thinking about all that when surrounded by a beautiful forest or hiking up a majestic mountain? Whatever your reason—the cardiovascular benefits, the […]