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10 Great Outdoor Adventure Books For Hikers

1. Following Atticus by Tom Ryan Tom Ryan’s inspiring tale of how he and his miniature schnauzer companion, the “Little Buddha” Atticus M. Finch, attempted to scale all forty-eight of New Hampshire’s four thousand foot White Mountains twice in the dead of winter. 2. A Million Steps by Kurt Koontz Part diary, part travelogue, A […]

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New Years Resolutions for 2015

I find it helpful to write down a set of New Year’s resolutions each year about the things I want to learn and accomplish during the next 12 months. Since my life and work revolve around hiking, backpacking, camping, and writing, I get to set goals that are both fun and which I think will be […]

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Titanium Sierra Cup

Titanium Backpacking Gear Gift Guide

You don’t need Titanium Backpacking Gear, but admit it! The stuff is irresistible and it makes a special present for yourself, a family member, or a special friend that’s trying to lighten up their gear list. Here is a selection of fine Titanium cookware, stoves, and gear to lighten up your holiday! Evernew Titanium Sierra […]

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Holiday Gifts for Hiker Spouses and Partners

If you’re a frequent hiker or backpacker and your spouse or partner isn’t, it’s important to recognize the loneliness and feelings of abandonment that they may experience when you’re off having an adventure. Here are some gifts that I’ve given my wife during the holidays, that I know make her happy and help her feel […]

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Glamour Camping in Africa

Car Camping Holiday Gift Guide

If you can’t afford one of REI Adventures 1% Glamour Camping Tours in Africa and need to keep your vacations closer to home, here are some lovely car camping gifts for you and your family to bring a little luxury to next car camping expedition. 1. Snow Peak Pack & Carry Fireplace Do the old rusty fire […]

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Christmas Day Hiking

Backpacking Gear Gift Guide: 50 Gifts Under $50

Tis the season where we need to start thinking about holiday gifts for our hiking and backpacking friends and family. It’s tough to find great gifts that these picky fanatics will appreciate and since I fall into that target category, I thought I’d help you out with a few suggestions. Finding good gifts for outdoor […]

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