Hiking and Backpacking Skills

This hiking blog is dedicated to giving you the hiking and camping skills you need to thrive outside. Check out the latest camping hacks or learn all about winter hiking skills. Master the art of backpacking or wildcamping with theses amazing hiking tips and tricks.

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As an expert hiker, I’ve got an array of hiking tips and tricks. As one of the premier hiking blogs, you’ll find everything you need to know about how to become an expert hiker. Here’s a look at how to get started hiking and backpacking. 

beginner backpacking gear

Beginner Wilderness Camping and Backpacking Gear Guide

Gear. It’s intimidating. It’s complicated. It’s personal. It’s expensive. I’ve had a lot of people ask me about gear and getting started. People think that you need to have everything and anything in order to be successful in the backcountry. That’s definitely false. Don’t go running to REI and spend thousands of dollars just yet.

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Everything You Need to Know to Go Backpacking in Colorado

Strap on your pack and hit the trail with these Colorado backpacking tips. Get local advice about how to make the most of your Colorado adventure!

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The Most Comfortable and Durable Hiking Shirts for Women

Get expert gear advice for women by women with this in-depth look at the best hiking shirts for women.

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20 Expert Tips for Desert Hiking

Expert advice on how to safely hike in the desert.

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The Best Hiking Backpacks for Under $100

Gear up for hiking season with these amazing hiking backpacks that won’t break the bank.

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The Best Hiking Clothes for Any Budget

After years of testing, I’ve assembled a list of the best hiking gear on the market, no matter what your budget. Unsponsored, real, and honest advice from a hiking vet.

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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Choosing the Best Water Purifier for Travel

A comprehensive look at how to select the perfect water purifier for traveling and backpacking. How to choose a water filter or water purifier explained.

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Meg aka Fox is a 30-something true-born adventurer and enthusiastic storyteller. Exploration pulses through her veins. As an avid outdoors enthusiast and world traveler she's determined to discover the remote corners of the planet. She'd rather be dirty than done up.

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