The great outdoors is an extraordinary place, full of peacefulness and reconnecting with nature. It’s nice to unplug for a bit and get back in touch with what really matters, especially when you camp out with family or close friends. There’s nothing like gazing up at the stars together and […]
Body areas most prone to heat loss – how to reduce that loss
When you’re outdoors in cold climates, it’s important to stay warm. Prolonged exposure to the cold without ample protection can spell hypothermia, something that will most certainly ruin your outdoor adventures. Whether you’re hiking, climbing, or camping, you’ll want to take care to keep warm. But there are certain areas […]
14 Best Ways to Preserve Your Knees on Long Hikes
Hiking is without a doubt one of the best ways to explore the world up close and personal. Nothing beats getting out in nature, breathing in the fresh air and walking through the trees, along the mountains and streams, and getting miles away from modern life. Nothing, that is, until […]
Is it warmer to sleep in a car or in a tent?
When staying overnight in the great outdoors, some people rent cabins or RVs while most bring tents. Only a select few have ever planned on sleeping in a car. Have you ever fallen asleep in a car before? Perhaps you forgot your house keys at a friend’s only to discover […]
34 Common mistakes to avoid by first-time campers
Getting into camping is an exhilarating experience. But the game changes significantly when you decide to take your show on the road for a winter camping experience. You might have handled spring, summer, and fall campouts just fine, but winter is a different ballpark altogether. Winter camping is definitely fun […]
How do I tie a sleeping bag to my backpack?
Are you going on your first multi-pitch? No doubt you’re excited but with staying overnight and camping out comes the nitty-gritty details of how to take all your gear for climbing as well as your overnight essentials. In particular, many people wonder how do I tie a sleeping bag to […]
How to cut a climbing rope
If you’ve been climbing for any amount of time, you’ve likely noticed that it takes a toll on your climbing rope. Your climbing rope will show the most stress at the ends. It gets taxed by the friction from your carabiners, likely where you’ll spot the first signs of damage. […]
Impact of throwing away food waste when climbing or hiking
When you hike or climb, being in tune with the environment is what’s all about. That being said though, you still need to bring along things to eat and drink. You definitely don’t want to be one of those people that leaves trash behind. And even if you do properly […]
How do you determine how long a hike will take?
When you’re ready to explore a hiking trail, an important part of preparing for it with all your supplies is to know about how long it will take. After all, a short hike will only call for the basics, but a longer one will certainly entail bringing more along. And […]
Is sleeping on the ground better than on an air mattress?
Air mattresses can be set up anywhere, thus the basis of their appeal for camping excursions. Even when deflated though, they can be a bit cumbersome. If there’s any hiking at all on your trip to get to your desired campsite, you might be wondering if it’s worth it to […]