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Water Filters and Containers
Wilderness Navigation Tools
Winter Hiking Gear
Backpacks and Packing
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Cooking and Nutrition
Gear Repair and Maintenance
Health & Hygiene Index
Hydration and Water Treatment
Navigation and Trip Planning
Lightweight Backpacking Tents and Tarp Shelters
Ultralight Backpacking Quilts and Hoodless Sleeping Bags
Tenkara Fly Fishing
Hiking Navigation Gear List
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10 Biggest Beginner GPS Mistakes
GLOP Backpacking Meals – Easy to Make, Easy to Clean Up
Weekend Warrior Backpacking Guide
Guide to Hammock Styles and Designs by Derek Hansen
How to Backpack in the Rain and Stay Reasonably Happy
Ultralight Backpacking Stove Guide
A Beginner’s Guide to Waterproof Bivy Sacks: How to Choose
Snowshoeing for Beginners Guide
Top 10 Backpacker Rain Jackets – Survey Results
Can you use a winter sleeping pad for year-round backpacking and camping?
How to Label Your Hiking and Backpacking Gear
Chafing and How to Prevent It
Camp Shoes are Hiking Boots’ Best Friends: How to Choose
Shakedown Hikes Aren’t Just for Backpacking Beginners
What should I pack on a 3 day backpacking trip?
Recommended Winter Day Hiking Gear List
Ultralight Tent and Shelter Guide
Backpacking Tips and Tricks: Carrying a Backup Spoon
How to Pack a Backpack and Eliminate Wasted Space
Day Hikers’ Ten Essentials Guide
Lightweight Backpacking: The Big Three
How to Size a Backpack: Daypack and Backpack Volume Guide
Lightweight Backpacking – How to Go Light Fast
Core Clothing for 3 Season Hiking and Backpacking
How Many Pairs of Socks Should You Bring on a Backpacking Trip?
When is a Hiking Rain Jacket like a Wet Suit?
Ultralight Backpacking Tent Footprint Substitutions
How to Protect Your Food from Bears
What are the Best Hiking Daypacks?
Ultralight Cooking without a Stove or a Fuel Container
Hiking Above Treeline
Camping Fears: Eastern Black Bears and Safety
Best Backpacking Stoves and Pots for Cooking Simple One Pot Meals
How to Choose an Ultralight Tent or Shelter
Tenacious Tape for Hiking Gear Repair
Sleeping Bag Stuff Sack Size Guide
Lighten Up Your Backpack: Gear Compactness
Adjustable Frame Backpacks
Household Items that Double as Backpacking Gear
Is it Warmer to Sleep Naked in a Sleeping Bag?
The Art of Sleeping Warm at Night
Trekking Poles: Pros and Cons
Trip Planning: How Long Will It Take Me to Backpack XX Miles?
Fleece Jacket and Pullover Buyers Guide
10 Ultralight Backpacking Foods
Why Does Rain Gear Wet Out?
What the Heck is a Semi-Freestanding Tent?
Why You Should Hike in The Rain
How to Eliminate Spare Clothing from your Gear List
How Much Food Should You Pack for a 3 Day Backpacking Trip?
Advantages of Lightweight Double-Walled Tents
9 Campsite Selection Tips
How to Section Hike the Appalachian Trail: Beginner Advice
Will My Sleeping Bag Be Warm Enough? Using Historical Temperature Averages to Plan Camping Gear Needs
12 Gear Tips for Beginner Backpackers
The 10 Dumbest Things to Bring on a Backpacking Trip
Leukotape for Blister Prevention
10 Packing Tips for Beginner Backpackers
How to Keep Your Backpacking Gear Dry with Trash Compactor Bags
Camp Security – Are You Worried About Having Your Stuff Ripped Off When Backpacking?
How to Size Snowshoes
9 Essential Ultralight Backpacking Skills
Knee Pain – A Hiker’s Guide
How Should a Backpack Hip Belt Fit?
Plantar Fasciitis: A Hiker’s Guide to Heel Pain
How to Hike Vermont’s Long Trail
Do You Need a Tent to Hike the Appalachian Trail?
Insulated Jackets: Hood or No Hood?
The Difference Between Thru-Hiking and Backpacking
How to Sleep Warm in a Camping Hammock
Hiking Boot Lacing Techniques
What is the difference between a hard shell jacket and a softshell jacket?
Winter Conditioning for Hiking and Snowshoeing
The Pleasures of Peakbagging
Winter Hiking Safety Tips
How to Pack a Wet Tent
10 Exercises to Become a BadAss Hiker
Wool vs. Synthetic: Which is the Better Baselayer?
How to Prevent Heel Lift in Mountaineering Boots
What is an Ultralight Backpack?
Lightweight Backpacking with Multi-function Gear
You Know You’re a Hiker When….
What luxury items do you bring on backpacking trips?
Beginner Backpacking Skills: Day-to-Day Planning and Adapting to the Unexpected
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