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Five Apps To Make Adventures More Awesome
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Five Apps To Make Adventures More Awesome

By Ted Levin Any backpacker knows that one of the best parts of venturing into the backcountry is escaping from the world. Whether that’s escaping from the 24 hour news cycle, the unavoidable occurrence of a ringing cell phone, or just the world altogether, hiking deep into the wilderness in [...]

What You Need To Hike The Florida Trail
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What You Need To Hike The Florida Trail

By Justin Fricke, aka the JustinTheWeekendWarrior.  My buddy and I are section hiking the northeast portion of the Florida Trail, through the Ocala National Forest this weekend. Since the Florida Trail is a trail like no other, I thought I’d share with you the things I’m taking and some things to [...]

Night Hiking Tips and Tricks
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Night Hiking Tips and Tricks

Backpackers and hammockers spend plenty of time in the wilderness after the sun goes down, but in most cases that time is spent curled up in a sleeping bag, wishing away monsters and things that go bump in the night. Night hiking reveals a whole new wilderness. For real night [...]

How to Become a Master Packer
Outdoor+Travel / Outdoors Tips

How to Become a Master Packer

In a perfect world, backpackers could have the packing skills of Mary Poppins and keep ludicrous items like floor lamps and umbrellas tucked away into stylish carpet bags. Until that perfect world becomes a reality, you’ll just have to do your best and train in the ways of the master [...]

Relaxing Trail Tea
Hammock Culture / Outdoors Tips

Relaxing Trail Tea

Somehow, hammocks seem to encourage savoring experiences like drinking a hot beverage. Whether it’s coffee in the morning, a cold beer after a long day, or a mug of hot tea just before bed, everything seems to taste better when you’re slung between a few trees. Trail tea is delicious, [...]