Category Archives for Tips & Advice

Going Down the Mountain? A Guide to Descending on Trails

There are quite a number of things that determine how fast you can descend on trails. However, with a good strategy and understanding of the physical features, you will be able to reach the end of

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5 Tips for Using Trekking Poles Properly

There are so many brands and models of trekking poles that you can buy and use for mountain climbing. These come in handy in regard to relieving back pain and strain on legs. At the same time, they

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How to Prevent Heat Stroke When Hiking on Summer

There are quite a number of hikers who have suffered the effects of heat stroke, of which is preventable by all means. While some experienced hikers understand the do’s and don’ts of hiking in

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What to Do When You Encounter a Snake in the Wilderness

If you are an experienced mountain climber, then definitely you must have come across a snake on the wilderness. Even so, a newbie might encounter a snake the very first time he/she goes hiking. In

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7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Climb Alone

Climbing solo has its own thrills, of which you should enjoy irrespective of whether you are a seasoned or new climber. However, there is this fear that keeps a solo hiker from experimenting on things

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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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How to Clean the Tent Properly Without Washing

Tents need to be cleaned regularly for them to retain their utility value and last for a pretty long time. It is equally important for you to know that without following a recommended cleaning process,

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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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