A Guide to Trail Running

Sometimes the rush of running down singletrack trails, swishing past low trees and dodging rocks, is more appealing than treading hot pavement. Trail running is a great way to get an awesome workout in, while also spending time out in the woods. But if you’ve always been a road junkie, trail running may seem a …

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How to Wash Dishes While Car Camping

Ah, the great outdoors. You’re sitting next to your well-built campfire, eating a hearty breakfast of eggs and bacon, and enjoying the wonderful sounds of nature. Life is good. But even as you’re relaxing, eating your delicious breakfast, the thought of washing dishes looms over you and threatens to ruin your happy and peaceful mood. …

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How To Plan a Car Camping Trip

Car camping is a quick, cheap way to get away for a weekend… or longer. But sometimes just the idea of packing, organizing, and unpacking is enough to keep you on your couch instead of out under the stars. Camping is way easier than your mind makes it out to be, and once you make …

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How to Pitch a Tent

Knowing how to pitch a tent is important. It really helps with the whole sleeping at night thing, for one. But for many people, putting up a tent can be a very difficult and stressful project. It can quickly turn a happy camper into an irritated camper with a short fuse, and those campers aren’t …

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How To Choose a Tent Site

A poor campsite choice can leave you tired and haggard on your next day of hiking, so choosing a campsite that will provide a good night’s sleep is crucial. Choosing a great campsite is really pretty simple, given good conditions, of course. But even with a less-than-ideal area, you can still choose a site that …

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5 Steps for Planning a Day Hike

You just found free space in your calendar, you’ve got an itch to get outside, you’re reading this article… it looks like you’ll be heading out on an awesome day hike soon! Even though a day hike is not quite as involved as a backpacking trip, there are still some things you need to consider …

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Review: Gobi Gear’s Hoboroll

Ever get tired of rummaging through your backpack, finding your stuff sack, and then pulling everything out onto the ground, all in an attempt to find one small piece of clothing? Yea, me too. Gobi Gear aims to eliminate all of that needless hassle with the Hoboroll. Gobi Gear, inspired by nomadic Mongolian herders, aims …

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How to Use the Rest Step

Have you ever tried summiting a steep mountain and half way up felt like you were going to die? It was probably one of those “go on without me” situations that leaves you wondering how you got so exhausted. Even with a slow pace and excellent physical health, mountains can still get the best of …

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