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Camp Tips

10 Steps to Restful Sleep in the Backcountry

10 Steps to Restful Sleep in the Backcountry

Getting good sleep in the backcountry can be a challenge and bad sleep does not make hiking enjoyable the next day. Here we offer a few tips to help you get better zzz’s. Find a Comfortable Camp Site. Take your time scouting a flat, rock-free spot and […]

Hiking with Venomous Snakes

Hiking with Venomous Snakes

Have you ever gone hiking with an edgy friend who is constantly on the lookout for snakes on the sides of the trail? When discussing your previous weekend backpacking trip with your co-workers, how many times have you heard, “Aren’t you worried about snakes?” You […]

Why Ginger is an Important Spice for Wilderness Travel

Why Ginger is an Important Spice for Wilderness Travel

Ginger is a pungent rhizome (underground part of the stem) of the tropical herbaceous plant Zingiber officinale botanically related to turmeric. Like turmeric, ginger contains many active beneficial constituents. While ginger is most known for soothing an upset stomach, it is also a mild stimulant that promotes […]

Moon Navigation

Moon Navigation

Remember this helpful tip if you are ever lost during the dark when the moon is visible in the sky: mentally draw a line that connects the endpoints of the crescent moon and then extend this line to the horizon. This point where it touches the horizon indicates South.

Not Marketed as “Backpacking” Food: Everyday Grocery Items for the Trail

Not Marketed as “Backpacking” Food: Everyday Grocery Items for the Trail

If you are going on a last minute overnight backpacking trip, you may be wondering what you can quickly grab from the store to assemble a decent meal. Of course, there is always the option of going without a stove and eating candy and trail […]

Hot Weather Hiking Tips

Hot Weather Hiking Tips

Your hiking companion won’t hike in the bitter cold, so you compromise by taking the winters off. When spring arrives, you are eager to hit the trails. You head away from home at every opportunity. Life is good. But now summer temperatures have arrived.  If there is Heat, […]