Hiking Blister Prevention and Treatment

Say Goodbye to Blisters: Your Complete Guide to Prevention & Treatment

Prevent and treat hiking blisters with these essential tips.

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four of the best hiking boot brands in 2021

Best Hiking Boots of 2024

Hot brand information and my recommendations for the best hiking boots right now.

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Elon Musk Backcountry T-Mobile Coverage

Is Elon Musk’s Backcountry Satellite Network a Lost Cause?

SpaceX and T-Mobile’s ambitious project to bring connectivity to the backcountry stirs debate among hikers.

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How to use a map and compass for hiking

How to Use a Compass

This short step-by-step guide makes the process straightforward and enjoyable.

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The 10 Essentials: What to Pack for Every Hike

The 10 Essentials is a list of items you should carry on every trip into the backcountry.

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Tick Season Tactics for Hikers

Tick season sucks. When to worry, where to look, how to avoid, the best ways to prevent, and how to treat any tick bites you find.

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Best Layers for Hikers in GaiaGPS

4 Best Layers for Hikers in GaiaGPS

These are the four layers I use when planning a hike and navigating with GaiaGPS.

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Essential Winter Hiking Gear Checklist

Grab this essential winter hiking gear checklist and stay safer on the hills this winter.

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frozen trees on the summit of Wittenberg / winter hiking essentials

Winter Hiking Essentials

Winter hiking essentials — crucial gear and intel to hike safely this winter.

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catskills fall foliage 2022

AllTrails App Safety Issues

Look, the AllTrails app is fine. I use AllTrails. My friends use AllTrails. We all use AllTrails. BUT…

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kuhl hiking pants

KÜHL Transcendr Pants Review

KÜHL kindly sent me two pairs of winter hiking pants to review. They‘re so good.

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How to Shorten Your Reservoir Hose

This is a great 2-minute project. Shorten your reservoir hose and enjoy every future hike that little bit more.

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Hike Your Dog Safely in the Summer Heat

From springtime on, heat indices can regularly blow past safe limits for our canine companions. Here’s how to keep your pooch cool and safe on the trail this season.

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12 Best Hiking Apps

The best hiking apps broken into four categories: navigation/planning, field identification, photography, and fun.

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orange and gray tent in campsite in woods

Camping in the Catskills: a Beginner’s Guide to Backcountry Campouts

Camping in the Catskills? This comprehensive list of resources, regulations and gear tips will help get you ready for your first Catskills campout.

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