Tag Archives: hiking backpack

How to Prevent Chafing While Hiking

Take clothing with seams, add body parts, a shoulder harness and hipbelt attached to a heavy pack, heat, humidity, and what do you have? The ideal recipe for chafing. This irritating red rash caused from rubbing can turn a pleasant hike into a miserable one. Chafing is simply damage to the skin caused by excessive […]

How to Size and Fit a Backpack

Above all else, the best backpack for you is the one that fits your body the best. One of the keys to finding that right backpack is to get one that is the correct size (e.g., small, medium, large). Your torso length—not your height—is the key measurement. This article also covers how to adjust the fit […]

10 Tips for Hiking & Backpacking in the Rain

There’s no doubt that rainy and cold conditions add an element of challenge to getting outside. But, don’t let a drizzly forecast stop you from being active and immersing yourself in nature. The right mindset and quality rain gear make all the difference. Whether you’re day hiking, backpacking for multiple days, or simply heading out […]

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 […]

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. […]

10 ESSENTIAL PIECES OF HIKING GEAR

Hiking is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend free time. A little bit of exercise coupled with the great outdoors is a winning recipe. With so many options for hiking equipment, it can be difficult to know where to begin. To help simplify the process and get you out on the trail sooner, […]

10 Invaluable Hiking Tips and Advice

Hiking Solo or Hiking in a Group? At Hikingprostore, we know that everyone has a personal preference for how they want to hike. Many enjoy the camaraderie of groups, while many others relish the solitude that comes with hiking on your own. Both have their benefits, and it’s really up to you how you’d like to […]

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 […]

Tips for Great Hiking

Whether you’re finally doing a thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail, looking forward to day hikes on a section of the Pacific Crest Trail, or anything in between, your adventure will be more enjoyable if you follow a few smart tips. The essentials for a safe adventure Avoid emergencies by having the tools you need to […]