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New to Hiking? Here’s What You Need to Know

I was asked recently about how to gear up for day hiking from a new hiker. Here is a list of things you need to get into hiking and enjoy the experience. Your Backpack — Find a good backpack that fits on your body well, has comfortable shoulder straps, and easy-to-get-to pockets. Many packs these […]

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Ultralight Backpacking Made Easy

Dave Collins is going to show you how to transition into ultralight backpacking. His start-up,, which can be more deeply researched here, consists of instructional videos that he will host, showing you all his tips, gear, and tricks to make any epic backpacking through-hike on the AT, PCT–or anywhere–more enjoyable using lightweight gear and […]

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Leeds Cleanup

Festival-goers Rock Out, Leave Tents

In a short and strange story from across the pond, folks that attended the Leeds Music Festival in Great Britain must not have understood the principals of ‘leaving no trace’ and ‘pack it in, pack it out.’ Every year, hundreds of tents and pieces of camping gear are left behind once the music’s over, leaving […]

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Turn a Smart Phone Into A Sat Phone

In what is possibly the most sensible product in outdoor must-haves since GPS, SPOT Connect makes a smart phone into a satellite text and locator device. Hiking in deep wilderness? Worried about safety? Not a problem with SPOT Connect. Just download their application onto your phone, connect the SPOT Connect to your phone via Bluetooth, […]

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This new Coleman tent sets up in one minute! Would you use one? Do you have one? I’m worried it may break after a few uses. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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