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Tag: Backpacking

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

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

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

Best Unforgettable Mother-Daughter Trips
Best Unforgettable Mother-Daughter Trips

Great ideas for mother daughter trips for moms and daughters of all ages to bond over a new day trip, weekend getaway, or week-long adventure.

By Activity, For women, Hiking, Travel Tips, Trip Roundups

Top 7 Best Hikes in Alaska According to Hikers
Top 7 Best Hikes in Alaska According to Hikers

Alaska has trails for every type of hiker in every season whether you want a snowy winter trek or a casual lake-side stroll. These are the best hikes in Alaska.

Alaska, Backpacking, By Activity, Hiking, North America, United States

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

What Can You Not Take On A Plane? The Outdoor Woman’s Guide.
What Can You Not Take On A Plane? The Outdoor Woman’s Guide.

What can you not take on a plane? It's a long list! But not as complicated as you may think. The outdoorwoman's guide for what to bring.

Gear, International, 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

Review: the Ultralight MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Canister Stove
Review: the Ultralight MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Canister Stove

The MSR Pocket Rocket 2 camping stove is super light and super compact, so you can take it with you wherever you go. Read our Pocket Rocket Review here.

Backpacking, Camping, Gear, Hiking, Review

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

5 Grand Canyon Backpacking Trips for an EPIC Adventure
5 Grand Canyon Backpacking Trips for an EPIC Adventure

In this post, we're dishing out the goods on epic Grand Canyon backpacking routes and tips for what gear you'll need to bring with you.

Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, National Parks, North America, Trip Roundups, United States

Our Review: Osprey Ariel Plus 70 Women’s Backpacking Pack
Our Review: Osprey Ariel Plus 70 Women’s Backpacking Pack

The Osprey Ariel Plus 70 is our favorite pack for our backpacking trips. Here's what to know before buying one for yourself.

Backpacking, Gear, Review

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