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Trekking in the U.S. (for International Hikers)

Trekking in the U.S. (for International Hikers)

The United States is home to some of the most rugged and remote long-distance hiking trails in the world. Traversing through a range of landscapes, these trails attracts hikers from all over the globe. The common three long-distance hiking trails, referred as the “triple crown” […]

Staying Cool on the Trail in Hot Weather

Staying Cool on the Trail in Hot Weather

Staying Cool Tip#1: Perspiration & Evaporation When you get overheated and begin to sweat, your skin appears pinkish because the capillaries open up near the skin and release water and salts. As the sweat evaporates, it transfers internal heat from the core to the surface of […]

What you need to know about Blacklegged Ticks and Lyme Disease

What you need to know about Blacklegged Ticks and Lyme Disease

There are plenty of biting insects out there. Although annoying, most biting insects cause no harm to humans or animals. The exceptions are the blood-feeding pests that can vector many etiological pathogens, such as mosquitoes and ticks. In the U.S., the Black Legged tick, also […]

10 Easy No Cook Backpacking Lunches

10 Easy No Cook Backpacking Lunches

Lunch on the trail should be easy, quick, and high energy. Eating a large meal in the afternoon can slow you down, so your strategy is to eat light and often by snacking during the day and having a light meal for lunch. These cold water prep […]

Where Bear Canisters are Mandatory in the US Parks & Forest

Where Bear Canisters are Mandatory in the US Parks & Forest

Carrying a bear canister is something that backpackers have to do in many US National Parks and most areas of the California Sierra. Here is the most current information (as of March 2017) on where bear-resistant containers are required, what type, and when.

Planning Your Backpacking Meals

Planning Your Backpacking Meals

Planning a backpacking trip and not sure what to eat? Find the best backpacking food to sustain you with these tips.