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A lot of outdoor activities use a lot of similar gear. This is both a blessing and a curse. Hiking, climbing, backpacking, photography, trail running, and even kayaking all use packs of some sort. What are the differences between different packs and can you use the same pack for multiple activities? We’re going to focus on the climbing pack vs. hiking pack debate because the overlap is significant but the nuanced, technical differences are important to consider. Climbing Pack vs. Hiking Pack First of all, what is a climbing pack? In this recent article, we outline a few different types...

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Picture it: It's late October. You've just parked your car at the trailhead, open the door, and BOOM… you realize you’re woefully underdressed. Sadness. Learning how to layer your clothing for outdoor adventures takes trial and error. Or does it? We've taken the guesswork out of the process. Read on for how to nail your layers for any outdoor activity in any conditions. How to Layer Clothes for Cold Weather Building a layering system for comfort in cool fall temps and cold winter conditions relies on four essential things: moisture management, breathability, insulation, and protection from the elements. The goal...

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One thing that I know for sure about hiking is that taking care of your feet is absolutely crucial. Whether you are taking a short hike for the day or a longer backpacking trip you want to avoid dealing with blisters, wet feet or something more serious. As technology advances so do our options for taking care of ourselves. Of course this probably leaves you with more questions than answers. You might be wondering if your reliable hiking boots are a thing of the past? Or you might be curious as to why anyone would wear sandals on a backpacking...

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No matter what the outdoor occasion is, backpacks are always essential to your comfort and safety during an outdoor excursion. I personally always carry a backpack wherever I go. It’s an essential packing element, and can set the tone of my entire outdoor trip. However, finding the best hiking backpacks can often depend on many various externalities such as the level of your hike, terrain, and weather, which can make it a headache to purchase a new backpack.  Additionally, due to the combination of the vast number of backpacks on the market today and the marketing of the various outdoor...

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14er’s can be massively challenging and push you to think about hiking differently, but intermediate and advanced hikers will reap the benefits of superior view, longer hikes, and more interesting locations. If you have graduated from shorter, less strenuous day-hikes and choose to take on that challenge, be wary that hiking past 14,000 feet is no easy feat. With prudent packing and planning, the grueling uphill can easily be managed; one foot at a time. There are ninety-six fourteeners in the United States, all of which are west of the Mississippi River. To find one near you, simply search up...

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