In my opinion it's really hard to argue against hiking being the perfect way to spend a day, a weekend, a week...maybe even longer. There are few ways to see naturally beautiful country while getting great exercise, and getting away from the stresses of everyday life. The first time I had a great pair of men's hiking boots, I was psyched. Over the course of a year I hiked so … [Read more...] about The Best Hiking Boots for Men Reviewed
As good as a sturdy hiking boot can be for a solid day of hiking, especially over uneven ground or particularly challenging trails, sometimes you need something that is less concerned about a hefty weight and heavy duty ankle support that goes above and beyond, but is more about comfort to the foot and lightweight on the lower legs. Often times really long range hikers, … [Read more...] about The Best Hiking Shoes Reviewed
A major reason I love Paleo meals to go is because they remind me of some of my best memories from my childhood. One of the things I loved about camping with the Scouts or family while growing up was the food. We knew how to cook, and it's hard to beat a great meal cooked over an open campfire! Plenty of you out there know exactly what I'm talking about. Then again if you … [Read more...] about Paleo Meals To Go Reviewed: Can You Backpack On Paleo?
There are many different types of hiking poles out there, and you would be amazed by just how many different opinions are out there on which brand or type are best. We've gone over this topic a few times, and while our best tri-fold trekking poles article was extremely popular, there was a high demand for more content in this area. You never have to ask me to try out more … [Read more...] about Best Carbon Fiber Hiking Poles Reviewed
Yes, hiking hats are definitely a thing. Let's face it: there are many different pieces of gear you need to think about when taking a hike, and while it is true that the list of gear is going to vary greatly between a one-day day hike versus a multi-day, week, or month thru hike. That being said, there are base pieces of gear that are appropriate no matter what type of hiking … [Read more...] about The Best Hiking Hats Reviewed
I don't care what season it is, it's always a good time for a hike. However, some seasons have particular challenges. While summer demands sunscreen and plenty of extra water, and perhaps some portable shade, while a great winter hike means you'll want some quality high gaiters to keep the snow out of your boots! Tucking your jeans into your boots only works so much (if you … [Read more...] about Best High Gaiters for the Winter Sportsman
This week we're glad to bring you a guest post from Laura that tackles a really important topic when it comes to long distance backpacking. Long distance hiking, multi-day backpacking journeys, wilderness treks - these are some of the great joys of my life. There are many great ways to enjoy the wild, but it is hard to top a long backpacking trip following a remote trail, or … [Read more...] about 7 Common Backpacking Struggles to Prepare for
So how much does it cost to hike the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) if you are going to attempt to thru hike? Right off the bat this is a question that is of great interest to me because thru hiking the PCT is a huge bucket list goal of mine, and I am hoping (and working fervently) on setting myself up to hopefully make an attempt in 2019 (even if I know 2020 is a more realistic … [Read more...] about How Much Does It Cost To Hike The PCT?
Global positioning system (GPS) technology has been one of the most popular types of high tech advancements in recent years. This isn't just for cars, but GPS has been absolutely embraced by outdoor enthusiasts of all types. Travel enthusiasts on a long road trip often rely far more on GPS than paper maps. There are handheld GPS devices for hunters (and ultralight hikers on … [Read more...] about Best GPS Watches for Runners
There are few better ways to get me excited about the great outdoors and the day (or days) ahead then to mention the words "hike" or "hiking" around me. Whether it's because this seems like the natural outdoor activity to combine with a life-long obsession with wanderlust, travel, and exploration, or because there was just something about the steady pace through new parts of … [Read more...] about Choosing the Best Hiking Socks
There are all kinds of outdoor gear and not all of it is designed to be top of the line for professionals or fanatics. That's not a bad thing, either. Having multiple designs and a willingness to test out other shapes, designs, and materials helps bring us a wide variety of different outdoor tools and items and can eventually open up an entire new area of gear. Tri-fold … [Read more...] about The Best Tri-Fold Trekking Poles for Hikers & Backpackers