How To Hike Your First 20 Miler: Tips for Long Days on the Trail

How To Hike Your First 20 Miler: Tips for Long Days on the Trail

Want to take your hiking or backpacking to another level? Here are tips and techniques for hiking long days more comfortably, so you can enjoy even more wild places.

What I Wish I’d Known Before Hiking the John Muir Trail

What I Wish I’d Known Before Hiking the John Muir Trail

Hiking the John Muir Trail is a once in a lifetime experience. Learn from my mistakes with these JMT hiking tips I wish I had known beforehand.

12 Tips for Better Sleep While Backpacking or Camping

12 Tips for Better Sleep While Backpacking or Camping

Tired of restless nights spent counting the hours until sunrise? Here are twelve trail-tested tips for sleeping better while backpacking or camping.

38 Tips for Staying Warm While Backpacking

38 Tips for Staying Warm While Backpacking

It’s hard to enjoy the backcountry when you’re freezing your buns off. Here are all my best tips for staying warm while backpacking, even if you get cold as easily as I do.

Essential Home Workout Equipment for Staying Fit While Stuck Indoors

Essential Home Workout Equipment for Staying Fit While Stuck Indoors

Stuck inside due to bad weather or, you know, a global pandemic? Don’t let your outdoor fitness slip away. These essential home workout tools are affordable, compact, and extremely effective.

Water Purification For Hiking and Backpacking: Here’s What You Need to Know

Water Purification For Hiking and Backpacking: Here’s What You Need to Know

Everything you need to know about water filtration for hiking and backpacking: why and how to filter, what the risks are, and choosing a water filter, and more.

10 Backpacking Mistakes I Don’t Want to Make Again

10 Backpacking Mistakes I Don’t Want to Make Again

I learned the hard way so you don’t have to! Here are 9 backpacking mistakes I hope to never make again.

Knee Pain While Hiking: Quick Fixes for Relief on the Trail

Knee Pain While Hiking: Quick Fixes for Relief on the Trail

Knee pain while hiking is a huge bummer. Try these tips to reset your biomechanics and find relief next time things start to go downhill.

The Case For Hiking in Trail Running Shoes (Plus Transition Guide and Popular Shoe Models)

The Case For Hiking in Trail Running Shoes (Plus Transition Guide and Popular Shoe Models)

Tired of big heavy boots? Here’s how to decide if hiking in trail running shoes is right for you, plus how to transition safely and which shoe models are best.

How to Fix Cold Hands While Backpacking and Camping

How to Fix Cold Hands While Backpacking and Camping

Are cold numb fingers cooling your enthusiasm in the backcountry? Try these tested tips from a backpacker with chronically frigid digits.

Comparing The Best High-Calorie Protein Bars for Backpacking

Comparing The Best High-Calorie Protein Bars for Backpacking

5 big burly protein-packed bars ideal for hearty snacks or meals on the trail. Pros, cons, and nutrition details to help you choose your hiking fuel.

Lightweight Backpacking Tips for More Comfortable Miles

Lightweight Backpacking Tips for More Comfortable Miles

These lightweight backpacking tips and tricks will help you hike faster and more comfortably in the backcountry.

4 Simple No-Cook Backpacking Breakfast Ideas

4 Simple No-Cook Backpacking Breakfast Ideas

Lighten your pack by ditching the stove and still enjoy breakfast on your next backpacking trip. Here are three easy and tasty ideas.

Menstrual Cups for Travel and Backpacking: Honest Answers From An Adventurous Lady

Menstrual Cups for Travel and Backpacking: Honest Answers From An Adventurous Lady

Thinking about making the switch to a menstrual cup? I outline the pros and cons of the Diva Cup and answer some awkward personal questions about how to use it.