How to Prevent, Treat, and Cure Butt Chafing

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Is butt chafing embarrassing to talk about? Yes. Is butt chafing important to address? Absolutely. Butt chaffing is one of those things that happens to the best of us, regardless of whether we want to admit it or not. From a weekend excursion to a long distance trek, chafing between your thighs or butt cheeks […]

ALPS Mountaineering Lynx 1 Person Review

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ALPS Mountaineering is an outdoor gear company that was founded in 1993 by Dennis Brune. Before founding ALPS Mountaineering, he ran a different outdoor gear company but he wanted to have more freedom and time to spend time with his family, so ALPS Mountaineering was born. Their mission is: “To create durable, high-performance products without […]

The Triple Crown of Hiking: Everything You Need to Know

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In the world of long distance hiking, the Triple Crown is King. While many hikers stick just to small day hikes or short overnight backpacking trip, the brave among us venture out for months at a time to trek extraordinary distances and reach new heights. These hikers, take on long-distance adventures, aptly named “thru-hikes” and […]

The 5 Best Backpacking Quilts: Ultralight Warmth

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Backpacking is all about keeping your total packed weight as low as humanly possible. In the ultralight community, some people go as far as shaving down the handle of their toothbrush and fork, all in the name of going ultralight. Needless to say, every ounce counts. Backpacking quilts have grown in popularity in recent years […]

13 Tips for Backpacking With Your Dog

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Having the chance to bring your dog with you on a backpacking trip is one of the best parts of the experience. It’s difficult to tell who’s more excited, you or your dog. While hiking or backpacking with your dog is a ton of fun, it also brings with it with it a new set […]

The 5 Best Backpacking Dog Beds

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If you have a passion for backpacking and a dog, having the chance to take your pup on a backpacking trip is a special experience. It’s no secret that dogs love the outdoors, say the word walk around any dog and sit back and watch their reaction. Those 4 letters bring out a level of […]

Best Hiking Gaiters for the Outdoors

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Let’s be honest, a lot of hiking is done in the summertime on groomed trails that are made for the masses. There’s nothing wrong with that kind of a hike and if that’s what makes you happy, keep doing it. There are too many people who get hung up on having all the best gear […]

Jet Boil Flash vs MSR Windburner

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Backpacking stoves are your the most important part of your wilderness kitchen with a view that’s second to none. The convenience and ease of use of integrated canister stoves have made them wildly popular with long distance backpackers and weekend warriors alike. When it comes to the integrated stove game MSR and Jetboil have risen […]