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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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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trip plan tips for backcountry travel

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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stay warm while winter hiking

Stay Warm Outside: How to Not to Freeze Your Ass Off this Winter

Winter got you feeling like a popsicle? Get toasty with these winter hacks.

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aspen viewing in colorado

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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wilderness tips for women

7 Tips to Rock the Wilderness Lady Dirtbag Style

Phew. We did it! After practically disappearing under a rock for the past few months, Sarah and I have finally launched our book, The Lady …

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Mountaineering slang

Avoid Gaper-Dom with These 17 Mountain Slang Terms

Don’t sound like a gaper. Brush up on your mountain vocabulary and join the conversation.

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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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