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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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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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how to find free camping

The Step-by-Step Guide: How to Find Free Camping in the USA

The Step-by-step guide to finding free camping and boondocking anywhere in the USA.

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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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southwest desert road trip

Budget-Friendly Hacks for the Ultimate Southwest Road Trip

Self-proclaimed road warrior here to give you the inside scoop on how to save that cash on your next road trip through the American Southwest.

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Best Climbing gear

Send It: How to Choose Beginner Climbing Gear That Lasts

To get started with rock climbing, you really don’t need to break the bank. A solid harness, a pair of shoes, a chalk bag and …

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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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