Category Archives for Tips & Advice

What to Pack on Your First Aid Kit Before a Hike

We all know that hiking is an exciting activity, but we shouldn’t forget that it’s also very dangerous. Hiking experts agree that hiking is one of the most dangerous activities and trip to the

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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Are We There Yet? Stop Asking, Just Keep Going

Mountain climbing is such an interesting outdoor activity, of which everyone should try to get involved in. If you have never ventured into the mountains, then you need to try it at least once before

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How to Sleep Comfortably When Camping in Cold Mountains

There is nothing so exciting for a new hiker like successfully reaching the top of a mountain, and taking time to sleep in regions that are pretty cold. These are the kind of challenges that make mountain

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