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5 Best Uses of Duct Tape When Backpacking

By any reckoning the three greatest inventions of mankind are fire, the wheel and duct tape – not necessarily in that order. Duct tape when backpacking will certainly be the most versatile tool you drop into your backpack. Let’s explore some of its uses. 1. First-Aid. A piece of duct tape can do duty as […]

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Choosing the right hiking boot.

Training for Your Trip: Hiking Boots – It’s All About the Fit

  Feel your toes wiggle. That is when you know you have discovered the hiking boot for you. A comfortable hiking shoe should feel snug and supportive around the heel but up front there should be room for your toes to stretch out a bit. When shopping for hiking boots go prepared with the socks […]

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A Backpacker’s First Aid Kit

Planning a backpacking vacation to escape the ‘real world’ for a few days? Sounds like a fantastic idea! Getting away from it all and losing yourself in the wilderness (not literally, of course) is a fabulous way to reenergize, reduce stress, and get some well-deserved exercise. You can simplify your life and disappear for a while with just the […]

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Why Everyone is Going on a Backpacking Vacation this Summer

The world is a beautiful and awe-inspiring place. However, many people do not get to see much of it during their lifetime. Lacing up a pair of boots, strapping on a backpack, and leaving vehicles behind allows those willing to rough it a little bit the perfect opportunity to explore these places. It may seem a little […]

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Five Things to Include in Your Backpack for the Next Adventure

By S. Smith There is no better way to experience the incredible outdoor destinations of the world than with a backpacking adventure. Exploring Mother Nature’s most beautiful places with all the essentials you need strapped on your back, is what it’s all about. That is, if all the essentials for the trip are remembered. Although each destination may […]

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Discover The Great Outdoors

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…”   ― John Muir We live in a time of innumerable distractions: text messages, emails, status updates, TV, pop-up ads, Tweets, Likes, shared content, etc.  More and more, we look around and […]

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Yosemite National Park: Hiking Half Dome, Part 2

In Part 1, we talked about hiking Half Dome as a long day hike from Yosemite Valley. The other way, and the preferred alternative is to summit the Half Dome as part of a longer overnight backpacking trip in Yosemite’s outstanding backcountry. There are a number of fantastic Yosemite Hiking Tours that can include a […]

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Yosemite National Park: Hiking Half Dome, Part 1

Yosemite National Park is a crown jewel of America’s many outstanding hiking destinations. This remarkable landscape, deeply loved by naturalist John Muir and photographer Ansel Adams, features breathtaking mountains, deep valleys, majestic meadows, incredible waterfalls and massive granite domes.  One of the most impressive of these granite monoliths is also perhaps the most famous hike […]

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