Hiking Gear

Stocking Stuffers for hikers hanging on fireplace

Stocking Stuffers for Hikers: 40 Fantastic Gift Ideas

There is nothing like the excitement of dumping out your Christmas stocking and exploring all the small treats inside. Yes, even for us grown-ups! In our home, everyone from 1 to 70 gets a filled Christmas stocking. That means Santa needs to find lots of really cool small and inexpensive gift items. To help Santa …

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12 Personalized and Unique Hiking Gifts: Give Something to Be Treasured

When you want very personal gifts for your favorite hiker, something that says how much you care, Etsy is the place to look. The artists and crafters on Etsy create gifts with a passion for their art. We found unique hiking gifts that can be personalized to show you were thinking only of your special …

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How to Waterproof a Backpack: 7 Ways to Keep Gear Dry

If you’re going hiking, biking or traveling through terrain that is wet, it’s time to learn how to waterproof a backpack. Backpacks are essential for carrying your gear and keeping it dry. However, most backpacks are water repellent, not waterproof. They only resist water to a point. In heavy rain, water may leak in through …

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Hiking In Hot Weather: Guide to Staying Cool and Safe

Summer is when you want to spend as much time outside as possible, but heat waves can make this difficult. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go enjoy a day in nature. You just need to be prepared. If you don’t take precautions while hiking in hot weather, your body may suffer from dehydration, heat exhaustion …

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