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Winter Backpacking
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Winter Backpacking

by Samarth Vasisht Backpacking in the winter involves much more commitment than traditional three-season backpacking, primarily due to weather conditions and the challenges that come along with them. Changing your shelter options to handle colder temperatures and, especially, snow is the first issue of winter backpacking. Most retailers will break [...]

Camp in the Green!
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Camp in the Green!

Hardcore environmentalists and Greenpeace activists were once the only campground guests to talk about “going green”, “carbon footprints” and being “off the grid”. Today, those terms are common for anyone who feels global warming is upon us, as well as those who want to reduce costs at the fuel pump. [...]

Take Care of Your Feet!
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Take Care of Your Feet!

by Anna Fletcher Making sure your feet are taken care of is one of the top priorities when hiking, especially long distance. Here are some tips on how to keep them in tip-top shape: Get the Right Boots. Invest in a pair of sturdy, waterproof boots that are not too [...]

7 Simple Rules of Dating a Surfer
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7 Simple Rules of Dating a Surfer

by Justin Fricke aka JustinTheWeekendWarrior Disclaimer: This is meant to be some sort of a humorous manifesto of dating a surfer. These are only a few of the lessons learned and heard over the course of 15 years and should be taken with a grain of salt. I’m not singling women [...]

5 Tips for Staying Warm While Winter Backpacking/Camping
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5 Tips for Staying Warm While Winter Backpacking/Camping

  by Anna Fletcher Stick to the 3-layer rule.  When it comes to dressing for the cold, it’s important to stay both warm and dry. The best way to do this is to wear 3 layers of clothing – a base layer, a middle layer and an outer layer. Your [...]