Four kinds of water bottles seen from in front / overconsumption in the outdoors

Overconsumption in the Outdoors: How Brands Push Unnecessary Products

One constant upgrade push that really bugs me is the promotion of water bottles targeted at hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Overconsumption drives climate change.

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10 Ways to Be a Better Winter Hiker

Winter hiking can be a wonderful and rewarding experience, but it presents specific challenges. The following tips will help you become a safe and successful winter hiker.

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four of the best hiking boot brands in 2021

Best Hiking Boots & Brands

If you’re looking for a new pair of hiking boots, this list of hiking boot brands and models will get you started with great recommendations.

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How to Winter Hike: The Essential Roundup

If you’ve never hiked in winter, this is a great page to get started on your winter hike journey.

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27 Unbeatable Winter Hiking Tips

Hate the coldest season? With a little extra gear and prep, and these winter hiking tips, you can stay warm and dry and hike into the wilderness for an incredible adventure.

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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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Winter Hiking Essentials

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

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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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Trail Terms: Winter Lingo

Once the cold weather sets in, you’ll start to see and hear these winter trail terms online in forums and social posts. Here’s what they all mean.

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Winter Hiking Gear: Microspikes

Microspikes have, effectively, opened up the world of winter hiking

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Hiking Safe 101

Yes, your planned hike is popular and even kids do it regularly — it still might kill you

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Hiking Sit Pads

When your legs need a rest, there’s no need to punish your butt

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Hiking & Camping Gear List

There’s so much to read and learn about hiking gear. Here’s a basic list of the things you’ll use most often on your day hikes and campouts.

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Snowshoe Basics

The number of snowshoe options is overwhelming. Here’s a quick guide on what to look for, and where to get your first pair.

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Storage Bins for Hiking Gear

I sorted my growing jumble of hiking gear as a fun weekend project. With all my regular hike gear in a single box, I don’t have to worry I’m overlooking or forgetting anything. I spend less time preparing — which means more time doing.

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Winter Hiking Gear: hat, gloves, ice axe

Winter Hiking Gear: Survive & Thrive in the Cold

Winter hiking in the Catskills is spectacular. Make sure you have the best winter hiking gear and know how to use it.

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