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Trip Planning 101
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Trip Planning 101

By Samarth Vasisht With planning a backpacking trip it is important to think about classic 5 “W’s”: Who: The first part of a trip is finding people to travel with! Find friends that have the same stamina as you and try to ensure that you have one person in your party [...]

Preparing for the Unknown
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Preparing for the Unknown

by Samarth Vasisht Understanding the dangers of backpacking and being prepared for troublesome situations are an essential part of prepping for a trip. Dangers vary from region to region, so be sure to understand what to prepare for wherever you’re going. First, look at the weather! If it’s raining, be prepared [...]

The 7 Naturally Creepy Wonders of the World
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The 7 Naturally Creepy Wonders of the World

by Anna Fletcher The earth holds endless beauty, wonder and adventure. In virtually every country of the world, there are amazing spots to explore. But among the beauty and the breathtaking views are places that will terrify you right out of your socks. From suicide-evoking woods to a disappearing waterfall [...]

Shinrin-yoku: the Medicine of the Forest
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Shinrin-yoku: the Medicine of the Forest

by Anna Fletcher “The physician heals, nature makes well.” – Aristotle Japanese culture brings us many interesting and useful words of wisdom. Mizu ni nagasu, translated literally “Let flow in the water”, means to forgive and forget (your trouble is water under the bridge, so to speak).  Saru mo ki kara [...]

Shelter: Tarps, Bivys, Tents, and Hammocks
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Shelter: Tarps, Bivys, Tents, and Hammocks

by Samarth Vasisht  Understanding what shelter system you want to use when backpacking can be an overwhelming and difficult decision. Here are some facts, pros and cons of each of the 4 primary systems to help make the process just a bit easier: Tarps.  Tarps are a great way to [...]