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altitude sickness prevention

Altitude Sickness Prevention and Remedies for High Altitude Hikes

Expert tips on adjusting to high altitude and preventing altitude sickness.

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Backpacking Tips for Your First Wilderness Camping Adventure

Wanna backpack this summer? Start here.

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Step Up Your Trail Grub: DIY Backpacking Meals and More

Trail food can make a lot of people pull their hair out. Pre-packaged meals are often expensive and can cost hundreds of dollars for what …

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How to Build a DIY Outdoor Gear Room for $120

I never thought I’d be that person who had more than one sleeping bag, a backpack for any occasion, and 2 snowboard setups. But alas, it happened and hey, I’m pretty happy about it. However epically awesome “gear mountain” may become, there comes a time where plastic bins just don’t cut it anymore. That time for me was when I was packing for an impromptu backpacking trip and couldn’t find my headlamp. So what did I do? Waited six months until the weather got crappy and got to work fitting out some unfinished space in my basement to show off all my gear by building a DIY gear room. In the end I had one bitching backcountry closet that didn’t break the bank.

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How to Plan a Big Hike or Backpacking Trip

How to write a trip plan to keep you organized and possibly save your life if something goes wrong.

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9 Tips for Aspen Viewing in Colorado

Get the local scoop on how to enjoy the fall season in the Colorado Rockies.

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