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How to Hike with Kids? 9 Tricks from an Outdoor Mom.

Make your kids love the trails as much as you do! Ever since my first son was born, in 2010, hiking has proven to be a rich and forgiving family activity. Though I prefer to trail run and mountain bike when I’m away from my nine- and seven-year-old, neither are (currently) conducive to quality family […]

HOW TO BREAK IN HIKING BOOTS

Think of breaking in your hiking boots as a metaphor for preparing for any challenging hike: aiming for the summit your first time out is unrealistic. Building your endurance gradually with a series of less challenging hikes that grow more ambitious over time is a reasonable approach. In a nutshell, take your time: when you break […]

HOW TO PACK LIGHT: TIPS FOR TRAVELS NEAR AND FAR

Packing light is a skill well worth learning whether you are planning a weekend getaway or a trip around the world. Once you’ve mastered the fine art of keeping it light, you can set off on all your future adventures knowing you have the essentials you need, room to spare for a found treasure or […]

Best Shoes for Cycling

With cycling becoming such a popular way to stay healthy and get outside, more people are now dusting off their tyres and strapping into their best cycling shoes. If you’re planning on tackling the pedals, you’ll need the right footwear to see you through. We’ve put together an expert list of the best budget cycling […]

HOW TO CHOOSE AND FIT A PACK

When choosing a pack, the first thing to consider is how much capacity you want. Carrying a pack that’s bigger than you need means you’ll be carrying extra weight. Ideally your pack should be big enough to fit all your gear inside except for the items you intentionally choose to attach to the exterior. Types of packs Look at the pack […]

How to Winter Proof Shoes and Boots

Making winter proof shoes can go a long way to protecting both your footwear and your feet from cold, wet weather. We‘ve compiled a list of some of the best do-it-yourself hacks to make winter a little easier. Snow proofing your winter shoes: top tips to create DIY snow boots Having cold feet isn’t a […]

LIGHTWEIGHT PACKING TIPS

You can travel farther and faster if you carry less gear. If you have only a weekend to get away, this strategy can increase the range of trails you can cover. The secret is to give up a few creature comforts to reduce the weight of your pack, without sacrificing anything you need or compromising […]

THE 10 ESSENTIALS FOR HIKING AND CAMPING

Wondering what to bring hiking? Even if you’re only planning to be out for a few hours on a day hike, it’s important to pack some essential items. Weather can change quickly outdoors, and something as simple as a rolled ankle might mean you’re out longer than expected. The essentials for hiking and camping (or […]

HOW TO WASH WATERPROOF JACKETS AND PANTS

When your waterproof jacket was new, you might have noticed the way water beaded up on its fabric. A quick shake was all you needed to get rid of that moisture. But after a season of adventures, your shell might need a little TLC. Maybe it’s starting to look a bit soggy – a phenomenon […]

What type of shoes or boots do you need for hiking?

Traditionally, everyone hiked in big leather boots. But now there are several different types of footwear to choose from: day hiking shoes, day hiking boots. Day hiking shoes Low-cut day hiking shoes take the flexible soles of trail runners and beef them up for the rigors of the trail. They give you more stability than […]