Tag Archives: Tips

Clothing and Gear Tips for Cold-Weather Hiking

To stay comfortable on a cold-weather hike, it’s critical to wear the right clothing and carry the right gear. Wear layers: Layering is a three-part system that includes a base layer that wicks perspiration away from your skin, a mid layer that insulates you from the cold and a shell layer that keeps wind and moisture out. The goal with […]

How to protect leather shoes???

Many of us express our personality through our shoes. Whether you’re at school, work or on a night out – your shoes reflect who you are. This is why it’s important to look after your footwear, especially if you own a pair of leather shoes or boots. Here are our top tips on how to maintain leather shoes. […]

Backpacking Tips for Women

Women make awesome backpackers because we’re well-equipped biologically and physically: We’re built for endurance, have high pain tolerance, store fat better than men, are stronger in the hips (which is great for carrying packs), and are more in tune with our bodies so we know when to rest. And, women excel at creating community on […]

Top 10 Trekking Training Tips

Taking on a charity trekking challenge? Avoid the pain of blisters and sore legs with our top ten training tips designed to make you a star trekker! Many charities are offering trekking challenges, so it’s no surprise that trekking is increasingly popular. Prepare properly for your trek with our top 10 trekking training tips. Treks […]

9 hiking tips to help keep you safe during Southern Arizona summers

 Here are 9 tips to help you keep you safe while hiking in Southern Arizona In an emergency, call 911 In the event of an emergency, call 911 or send someone to get help.  Bring the essentials Ten essential items to carry on a hike: Navigation: map, compass, GPS Sun protection: hat, sunscreen, long sleeves […]

Top Ten Hiking Tips From the Woman Who Hiked the AT Faster Than Anyone

1. Test drive your backpack and shoes.The two pieces of gear that can make you the most uncomfortable are your pack and your shoes because they are the two items you feel all day long. Don’t wait until your first extended backpacking trip to try them out. When you purchase a new pair of shoes, […]

14 Signs You are Carrying too Much Stuff in your Backpack

There is no universal blueprint as to how you should backpack. We all have our own motivations, needs and levels of experience. That being said, one thing upon which everyone can agree is that hiking is substantially easier and more enjoyable, if your pack doesn’t weigh the proverbial tonne. Here are 14 telltale signs that […]

Five Tips for Watching Wildlife

“ Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) Scrub Jay | Southwestern Horseshoe | UT, USA, 2012 Viewing wildlife is one of the primary reasons many of us head out into the wilderness. However, with hiking numbers increasing with each passing year, it is more important than ever […]

Hiking Solo or in a Group?

“Never walk alone” is a refrain most commonly heard from Park Rangers, Liverpool football (soccer) fans and Rodgers and Hammerstein aficionados the world over. In so much as it relates to hiking, it can be considered sound advice for beginners and/or experienced hikers venturing into unfamiliar conditions. However, it should not be taken as a universal blueprint. Whether […]

Lightning Safety Tips for Hikers

Monsoon season is just around the corner in the southwestern United States. That means plenty of thunderstorms. However, when it comes to hiking in lightning-prone areas, most problems can be avoided by planning ahead, staying alert to changing weather conditions, and knowing what to do if you are caught in a storm. Prevention Never is […]