All posts by Wyatt Maktrav

Top 5 Lightweight Hiking Shoes for Women

Hiking shoes are made differently for men and women. Take the time out to pick what’s best and suitable for you. The topmost factor to be considered while choosing footwear for the hike is that it

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8 Things to Consider Before Climbing with a Baby

You have a baby and you’re thinking, "That’s it! My hiking, climbing and backpacking life is over!" Wrong! Once a hiker, always a hiker. While it could be a lot of work and planning, but consider

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Top 5 Lightweight Camping Stoves

When you’re heading out to the outdoors for camping, you may be stocked with all the gear. But food is as much a part of it as is anything else. Ensuring you’re well hydrated and nourished adds

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Top 5 Benefits of Mountain Climbing for Babies

When you have a baby and love hiking, it’s but natural to feel cooped up in the house all the time. Have you considered exploring the great outdoors with your baby? This could be a great

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How to Relieve Body Pain After Climbing a Mountain

It’s said that people who like to hike have batteries inside their bodies because of their endurance. Also, sometimes hiking lovers are called robots because it seems that they don’t feel anything

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7 Mistakes Every Solo Hikers Make

There are quite a number of mistakes that you can make as a solo climber, of which can cause harm and even death if fatal. If there is anything you can do before going for mountain climbing is to ensure

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10 Best 2-Way Radios You Can Use in the Mountain

Hiking in the backcountry? Out of cell phone range? One of the best ways to keep in constant contact with your companions is a two-way radio system. Two-way radios work best in rural settings where

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Why is it Important to Carry a Whistle in the Mountains

The climbers pack carefully and take along selected items to survive the unexpected. Certain equipment deserves space in every pack. A climber will not need every item on every trip, but essential

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9 Best Titanium Sporks for Outdoor Use

Is it a spoon? Is it a fork? No, it’s a Spork! Titanium is known for its great strength, corrosion resistance, and lightweight, which makes the Spork a valuable asset around feeding time. Even just

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Why Trail Running is Better than Road Running

Running is a traditional sport that is described as the most popular sport in the whole world. These days, running isn’t just a sport for competitive races. It’s called a hobby, a healthy lifestyle,

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5 Best Rugged Cameras for Outdoor Activities

When you pick a tough camera, you’ll find so much high-tech finery is protected by a thin plastic case. These cameras share core features—underwater capability, shock and cold resistance, basic

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Infographic: Hiking Trail Etiquette

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7 Things that Could Save Your Life (Unexpectedly!)

When you’re spending a lot of time in the wilderness, you will someday experience a few emergencies. Even the most innocent and planned outings are potential survival situations. That fishing trip

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Top 10 Best Headlamps for Any Outdoor Activities

If there’s one piece of equipment that tends to be in anyone’s backpack, it’s the headlamp. Whether you’re a die hard mountaineer or a day hiker who’s never gone over three miles, the odds

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River Crossing: How to Cross a River Safely and Properly

The beauty of watching a mountain stream flowing through a forest could be your highlight of the hike. However, knowing how to cross it is a critical hiking skill. This is one of the riskier things

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8 Best Hiking Shoes for Kids

When you love to hike and have kids, how do you mix these? How would you persuade kids to enjoy hiking and the outdoors as much as you do? Kids definitely like cool gear and being like mom and dad.

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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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