Backpacking Essentials: A Complete Checklist to go Ultralight

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Are you wondering what you need to bring for a long-distance thru hike? Backpacking for extended periods of time takes careful preparation and planning. Whether you’re taking a 10 day trip along the Wonderland Trail or tackling a leg of the Triple Crown. It’s important to understand what you need and what you don’t need, rather […]

Ride the Ridge with Danny Macaskill

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There’s levels to this game. Danny Macaskill can ride his bike better than most people can walk. If you haven’t heard of him or seen any of his work, stop what you’re doing right now and start here. You’ll find yourself down an internet rabbit hole of the most incredible bike riding that you never […]

How to Camp on a Budget: 45 Tips to Pinch Every Penny

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It’s hard to compete with an evening underneath the stars while sitting around a bonfire and making lifelong memories with friends and family. Camping is much more than sleeping on the ground in the dirt. Over the last few years, more and more people are beginning to realize how awesome camping is and the prices […]

The Best Cold Weather Tents: 5 Winter Tents for Cold Weather

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Winter might be knocking at the door, but that’s no reason to hibernate indoors until the sun decides to make another appeareance. As the temperatures drop and the weather changes, sleeping outside brings a new set of exciting challenges. If you are one of those people who avoid getting outdoors in the winter because “it’s […]

Discover the Many Health Benefits of Hiking on a Regular Basis

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Solvitur Ambulando. Latin for “It is solved by walking.” From the mountains of the Pacific Northwest to the granite walls that loom high above Yosemite National Park. There are endless reasons why we choose to get outdoors and hike. Often times it is an easy way to escape the everyday grind of the monotonous routines […]

Climb El Capitan With Alex Honnold, Lynn Hill, and Tommy Caldwell

Looking up at a 3000 foot granite rock face

El Capitan. The granite wall born in fire and forged in flames. Forming nearly 220 million years ago when North America slammed into another tectonic plate underneath the Pacific Ocean. The grinding collision forced the Pacific plate underneath California and sparked a pressure cooker, that over millennia, birthed the greatest climbing face on the planet. […]

31 Ultralight Backpacking Tips To Cut Pack Weight

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Ultralight backpacking isn’t a science, it’s a folly of errors. The best way to learn what you need and don’t need is to pack your bags and go. Chances are you will soon realize that 40 pounds and the kitchen sink aren’t all that helpful. Fortunately, you can skip the shoulder and lower back pain […]

21 Tips to Properly Care for Your Tent

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It’s a bummer when any camping trip is over, there’s no way around it. You just spent a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of city life, no sirens, no job, and no stress. Only a few steps left. You have the cooler all packed up, the dry food is going home with you […]

The 5 Best Inflatable Tents for Camping that Setup in Minutes

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Inflatable tents, yep they’re a thing. Picture this scene… You cram all your camping gear into your vehicle Friday night after work, and it takes a couple hours. You’re running behind schedule and that’s fine, it’s not gonna stop you heading out for your weekend camping trip. You hit the road and traffic is shit, […]

25 Tips to Help You Plan for the Perfect Winter Hike

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The weather outside is frightful and a winter hike seems so delightful, or something like that… With winter upon us and the cold weather that comes with it, it’s easy to forget about hiking. Don’t do that. Hiking IS a four-season activity, and there are copious reasons to escape the warm comforts of a fire […]