Hiking Tips

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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What to Pack For a Day Hike: The Ultimate Hiking Packing List

Are you feeling a little overwhelmed with all the different philosophies about what to pack for a day hike? First, one article says carry next to nothing when you backpack because minimalism is the way to go. Then the following article has a hundred items on the list and tells you that you will die …

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