Outdoor Skills

Empowerment is at the heart of the Fox in the Forest outdoor blog. I accomplish this by regularly posting hiking tips, camping hacks, and in-depth posts about outdoor skills. Get the education you need to have the outdoor adventure of a lifetime.

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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backpacking with a dog

Everything You Need to Know to Take Your Dog Backpacking

Backpack with your pup this season. Here’s how.

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Best hiking socks

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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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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What’s in My Pack: 14er Packing List

Are you ready to climb a mountain? Here’s a look at what should be in your pack.

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tips for solo hiking

The Ultimate Guide to Hiking

If you want to get outside, opt to take a hike. You don’t need a whole lot of fancy gear or knowledge to start hiking, …

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Outdoor Freelance Writer

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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