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Ensuring Proper Hydration While Hiking

Ensuring Proper Hydration While Hiking

Hiking is a fun adventure that can be enjoyed almost anywhere in the world. Something important to remember when hiking is hydration! Whether out on a short hike or embarking on a long journey, water is essential to bring along. These tips will help you figure out how...

Building Your Own Backpacking First Aid Kit

Building Your Own Backpacking First Aid Kit

Hiking is an activity that has gained a lot of popularity recently. Avid hikers will go to any length to enjoy the fantastic scenery and connect with nature. However, as with any adventure, there are dangers everyone needs to know about. From falling and scraping a...

Know Your Rapids

Know Your Rapids

For those seeking to escape the heat and set out on an adventure, white water rafting and kayaking can be exhilarating. As with many outdoor adventure sports, there is a classification system designed to prepare adventurers for the challenges they may encounter. The...

Using a Compass While Hiking

Using a Compass While Hiking

A compass is a fascinating little tool that can keep people from ever getting lost, even when their phone loses a signal or their GPS device loses power. Those who want to take advantage of this helpful tool need to know how to use it. Here are some essential things...

Camping Trip Packing Tips

Camping Trip Packing Tips

Next to meal planning, packing for a camping trip can be the most stressful aspect of a trip. Everyone is excited to get to the campground, set up, and set out to explore, but there’s a great deal of prep work involved to make the trip run smoothly. While you can find...

Meal Planning for a Camping Trip

Meal Planning for a Camping Trip

One piece of preparing for a camping trip that you don’t want to forget is meal planning and preparation - otherwise, you end up out in the wilderness looking for edible bark, berries, and beetles. I jest, but figuring out what you’re going to eat while on your...

The Search for New Trails

The Search for New Trails

We may all be stuck indoors right now with the Coronavirus outbreak, but that doesn't mean we can't daydream about our next outdoor adventure. For those planning to hit the trails again as soon as the pandemic dies down and it's safe to venture out again, you can...

Precautions for Hiking During the Pandemic

Precautions for Hiking During the Pandemic

During this time of social distancing, many people are starting to experience cabin fever. Getting out of the house and into nature can be great for clearing our heads and dealing with anxiety over the current situation. However, some may be wondering exactly what...

Caving Essentials: Know Before You Go

Caving Essentials: Know Before You Go

Caving is one of the few ways we can still explore places previously unknown or go where few others have been. You can discover natural formations that have taken hundreds of thousands of years to form. There are a variety of cavern types, each with their own unique...