North Face vs Patagonia: Who Makes the Better Outdoor Gear?

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The North Face and Patagonia are two of the best known outdoor gear brands. Whether you’re in the market for a new technical outer layer or just want a nice new fleece to cozy up with during the colder months, both The North Face and Patagonia have something for you. But how can you determine […]

The Best Waterproof Tents: Reviews and Buying Guide

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Originally posted on August 10, 2018. Updated on April 23, 2019. Some of the best memories in life happen when things don’t go according to plan. The ability to make changes on the fly and enjoy any situation mother throws at you is when the best memories are made. When unexpected rainfall hits you can […]

Types of Camping: The Ultimate Guide

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Sleeping out under the stars is one of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of nature. Only when you’re away from the hustle and bustle of the city streets, and the bright lights of a sprawling metropolis, can you truly appreciate all that the wilderness has to offer. That being said, there is more […]

The Best Waterproof Socks: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

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Imagine this: You’re out on a week-long backpacking trip and it’s started to rain. You’ve already completed one river crossing today and changed your socks afterward, but there are a few more along your route today. Your boots are soaked, your socks are soaked, and your feet are uncomfortably sloshing around in water inside that […]

Best Backpacking Foods: 36 Delicious Ideas for the Trail

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Originally published on June 19, 2017. Updated on April 8, 2019. Trail diets. Not that sexy of a term and the sound alone brings to mind freeze dried food, oatmeal, lentils, and rice. Backpacking foods have evolved as the backpacking industry has evolved, making the grind of a long distance backpacking trip a little more […]

Hiking the Wave in Arizona: Everything You Need to Know

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If you’ve ever spent time on Instagram scrolling through photos of the great American Southwest, you’ve undoubtedly come across an image of the Wave. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or new on the outdoor scene, it’s hard to see a photo of the Wave and not want to hike it. That being said, the Wave […]