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Liz and Danny Share Thru-Hiking Wisdom and Their 7000mi Plan



Pro-tips abound with veteran thru-hikers Liz and Danny. To everyone asking to hear from Liz again, you’ve been heard! If you’re looking for those Liz and Danny approved footwear selections, here ya go: Alta Lone Peak – Men’s Alta Lone Peak – Women’s La Sportiva Wildcat – Men’s La Sportiva Wildcat – Women’s If you’re … Continue reading Liz and Danny Share Thru-Hiking Wisdom and Their 7000mi Plan


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Cairn and Conor McElyea Upgrade Backpacker Adventures… Every Month



Conor McElyea, Senior Product Guru with Cairn, told his outdoor and professional story (hint: it involves a lot of mosquitos, a search for snow in a drought, and a smidge of tricking friends into the backcountry). Upgrade your adventures this month: Sign up at GetCairn.com (use the code “NATURE5” to save $5 off your first … Continue reading Cairn and Conor McElyea Upgrade Backpacker Adventures… Every Month


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A Backpacking Beginners’ Guide to the 10 Essentials



You’ve finally been bitten by the bug. Maybe you were listening to Nature’s Call or watching a slick documentary like Valley Uprising and now you’re ready to hit the trail. Before you get out to some bag some peaks, you need to make sure you’ve got “The Ten Essentials.” These are the pieces of gear, … Continue reading A Backpacking Beginners’ Guide to the 10 Essentials


The Best Hammocks for Your Next Backpacking Trip



I get it. You’re used to sleeping on the ground. It’s nice down here in your tent. But there are better options. Loftier goals, if you will. I’ve compiled a list of backpacking hammocks that come highly recommended (either from my direct use or my scouring of Reddit and Amazon reviews). The Best Hammocks for … Continue reading The Best Hammocks for Your Next Backpacking Trip