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How to Layer for Cold Weather
How to Layer for Cold Weather

Learn how to layer for cold weather so that you can keep climbing those mountains and scaling those rock walls. We don’t let winter slow us down!

Clothes, Gear, How To, Survival, Winter

4 Steps for Peeing Outdoors as a Woman
4 Steps for Peeing Outdoors as a Woman

When nature calls in the great outdoors, we've got the best advice for peeing outside to help you get the job done.

Backpacking, Camping, For women, Hiking, How To

5 Tips to Keep Warm in a Tent
5 Tips to Keep Warm in a Tent

Learn how to stay warm in a tent even in cold winter conditions. We've got the tips you need to stay toasty and sleep well in your tent.

Camping, How To, Survival

6 Delicious Hiking Lunch Ideas
6 Delicious Hiking Lunch Ideas

Chow down in style and make your taste buds happy with these delicious hiking lunch ideas and tips to create your own meals on the trail.

Backpacking, Hiking, How To, Recipes

How to Prevent Altitude Sickness When Traveling
How to Prevent Altitude Sickness When Traveling

Learn how to acclimate to high altitude on an epic hike across some high altitude peaks. Here are our tips.

Hiking, How To, Survival

How To Keep Your Feet Warm During Winter Hikes
How To Keep Your Feet Warm During Winter Hikes

Learn how to keep your feet warm so that you can keep exploring the outdoors even as temperatures drop this winter. Our guides share their tips.

Camping, Hiking, How To, Survival, Winter

How to Lace Hiking Boots: 7 Pro Lacing Techniques
How to Lace Hiking Boots: 7 Pro Lacing Techniques

Tired of getting your stomach in knots tying different lacing techniques? You can take a deep breath–we’ve laid out how to lace boots for hiking with patterns that’ll help you step into comfort.

Hiking, How To

How to Use Trekking Poles 101
How to Use Trekking Poles 101

Ever wondered why everyone is using hiking poles? Wonder no more. Here’s how to use trekking poles and why you need them.

Gear, Hiking, How To

Best Day Trips From DC For People Who Like To Have Fun
Best Day Trips From DC For People Who Like To Have Fun

Washington DC is full of cool stuff to do, but how much of it includes outdoor adventure? We’ve got the best day trip from DC for the adventure seekers.

By Activity, East Coast, Meetup, North America, United States

How to Find a Hiking Partner
How to Find a Hiking Partner

There's nothing like a hiking buddy to suffer alongside you for every sweaty mile. Find your new trail BFF with these tips.

Backpacking, By Activity, Hiking, How To, Inspiration, Meetup, Why Explorer Chick

Training to Hike the Grand Canyon: Gear, Tips, and Exercises
Training to Hike the Grand Canyon: Gear, Tips, and Exercises

We've put together a list of training tips and physical training moves to get you ready to take on the Grand Canyon hike of your dreams.

Backpacking, Hiking, How To, National Parks, North America, Training, United States

Knee Pain Hiking Downhill: Causes, Prevention, and Exercises
Knee Pain Hiking Downhill: Causes, Prevention, and Exercises

Don’t interrupt your fresh air and sweet views with painful knees and injuries. There are ways to reduce pain from downhill walking.

Backpacking, By Activity, Hiking, Training

Angels Landing: The Scariest Hike You’ll Never Forget
Angels Landing: The Scariest Hike You’ll Never Forget

The trek to Angels Landing is little more than two miles each way, but this is a high-adventure hike that you won't soon forget.

Hiking, National Parks, North America, Training, United States, Zion

What Is a Walk Up Campsite and How Do You Get One?
What Is a Walk Up Campsite and How Do You Get One?

we'll start from the top, defining what a walk up campsite actually is, explain how they work, and provide tips to help you snag the best last minute walk up campsites.

By Activity, Camping, How To, Travel Tips

Training for Half Dome and Half Dome Cables
Training for Half Dome and Half Dome Cables

Those who have hiked Half Dome already know the absolute magic of the entire journey. But training for half dome is essential.

Backpacking, Hiking, Inspiration, National Parks, North America, Training, United States, Yosemite National Park

9 Hilarious Campfire Games for Adults and Families
9 Hilarious Campfire Games for Adults and Families

After a long day of exploring, swimming, and eating delicious camp food, nothing beats campfire games on your camping trip.

Backpacking, Camping, Entertainment, Inspiration

Creating the Ultimate Campfire Cooking Kit
Creating the Ultimate Campfire Cooking Kit

Is that your stomach growling or are you just hungry to hear about how to create the ultimate campfire cooking kit?! We've got all the goods.

Backpacking, By Activity, Camping, How To

Making a Homemade Fire Starter
Making a Homemade Fire Starter

We had first-time fire starter Maggie Gigandet try these homemade fire starter ideas on her own and report back. These are the results.

Backpacking, Camping, How To, Survival

The Best Yosemite National Park Photo Spots for Drool-Worthy, Instagram-Ready Photos
The Best Yosemite National Park Photo Spots for Drool-Worthy, Instagram-Ready Photos

If you’re on your way to Yosemite and want to make sure you snap the best shots in the park, here are 8 locations you'll want to hit.

Hiking, Instagram, North America, Photography, United States, Yosemite National Park

Red River Gorge Backpacking: Everything You Need to Know
Red River Gorge Backpacking: Everything You Need to Know

These are all the details you need to know about Red River Gorge backpacking, whether you're a first timer or old pro in the backcountry.

Backpacking, How To, North America, Red River Gorge, United States