All posts by Wyatt Maktrav

What to Do When You’re Lost in the Wilderness Alone

They say backpackers live their lives in two types of jungles - the urban world and the real wilderness. Each has its own struggles, but there is a big difference when it comes to survival between

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5 Best Handheld GPS for Mountain Climbing

Global Positioning System (GPS) devices are ubiquitous today; however, what role do these devices have when it comes to navigating in the hills and mountains? Some wonder if they can you use their

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How to Pack Things in a Backpack (Easily and Efficiently)

Packing light is a process, not a goal. We can always get better. Travel experts all take different approaches - some downsize their luggage, thereby forcing themselves to carry less; some focus on

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7 Best Backpacks for Multi-Day Hikes

A backpack is one of the first pieces of gear you’ll need to get started hiking. Considering you’ll be wearing it for a lot of hours at a time, you’ll want to make sure you’re picking the right

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How to Choose the Right Tent for Your Adventure

When you have been camping, hiking or backpacking, you definitely know something about tents - busted zippers, pounding wind, deluging rain, and the frustration of trying to get all those poles into

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Top 6 Baby Carrier Backpacks

Whether you’re awaiting the arrival of your newborn or have been trying to get back into an active hiking lifestyle with your 2-year-old, be rest assured that a good carrier will make life easier.

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Top 20 Hiking Essentials You Shouldn’t Forget

Being outdoors and away from the comfort of home, you definitely need to consider what you need to pack before heading out. Everyone is going to recommend that you pack some hiking essentials when

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How to Choose the Right Backpack for You

While you plan your trip to the great outdoors looking at locations, weather and season details; picking a backpack is also anything but simple. The market has a wide range of backpacks, which make

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Top 10 Best Four-Season Tents

For most of us, nothing beats camping in the quiet winter landscape; if you think it’s going to be hard, don’t! It’s not as cold as you’d think, as long as you bed down in a four-season tent.

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How to Choose Proper Hiking Boots

Exploring the wilderness depends a lot on your footwear. Whether it is the Himalayas or the nearby park, your footwear can make or break your experience. These will help you in traversing challenging

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5 Best Cookset for Solo Backpacker

A lot of backpacking cookware comes with nested pots. If you’re going solo, your primary need would be to save space while bringing the comforts of home cooking to camp. Refueling after a long day

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Proper Layering of Clothes in Cold Mountain

To enjoy your outdoor trip to the fullest, you must be prepared to brace the weather. You might be tempted to just put on one bulky jacket to protect yourself from the elements and keep warm as opposed

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Top 5 Budget Bivy Sacks for Minimalist Campers

Bivy sack is short for "bivouac sack." Also commonly known as a Bivy Bag. It serves climbers who want lightweight emergency weather protection for sleeping bags during multiple-day ascents. The idea

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Nature vs Gadgets: Why It’s Best to Bring Your Child to Outdoors

Kids love to play. But the question of the hour is where are you letting them play? Kickball. Soccer. Mudpies. Climbing Trees. This is what we grew up with, but children these days seem to have lost

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Top 5 Cookset for Big Groups

If you’re outdoors for a few days, you’ll definitely end of up cooking meals. For this you'll want some backpacking cookware so you can enjoy some hot meals. It’s not really a complex process

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Preparing for High Altitude Climbing: 5 Things You Should Know

Hiking at higher altitudes (6,000 feet -1,828 m) is more difficult than hiking at lower altitudes. This is because the air contains less oxygen at higher altitudes. Therefore you need to train

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Top 5 Lightweight Hiking Shoes for Men

Have you heard of the expression - being light on your feet ? This denotes grace and agility. The same stands true when you’re choosing your hiking shoes! Heavy shoes won’t let

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12 Backpacking Tips for Beginners

Stop dreaming about a hike and make it real! Learning to backpack or hike can be very intimidating and you will hear pro hikers say “it’s easy” and some other enthusiastic and encouraging stuff.

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10 Best Camping Tents of Different Sizes

When you’re about to pick among the best camping tents, you’ll have a lot to consider that’s influenced by how, where and when you camp. The pack weight is affected by your sleeping bag, your

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10 Tips for Climbing and Camping with a Baby

When you love climbing and camping, what can you do? Would you just stop it when a baby arrives in your family? These questions may be hard to answer, but with the right set of Do’s and Don’ts

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