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Best Hiking Gear For Women

It can be incredibly difficult for women to find hiking gear that fits right and functions well. I’ve put my gear to the test and talked to women across the United States about their...

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Hike in a Skirt

Most women agree that shopping for hiking clothes can be a real bummer. Tops are too short, shoes are too loose, and pants… well pants have a dozen issues. I personally have never...

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Transitioning to Trail Runners

New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest is home to a number of rugged trails that are littered with rocks, wet roots, and never ending uphill scrambles. These trails lack...

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Ultralight 1 Person Backpacking Tents

Choosing the right tent can prove difficult with all the options out there. Your big three (shelter, sleep system, and pack) will be the bulk of your backpacking budget. Spend your money...

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Gadgets and Accessories Outdoor Retailer Winter 2015

The 2015 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show was filled with loads of new and updated products. Some seemed gimmicky or unnecessary, while others look like great solutions for the trail. Here are...

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Winter Hiking Gear Outdoor Retailer 2015

During the 2015 Outdoor Retailer Winter Show, some new winter gear items were introduced. Kathtoola has made some great updates to their MICROspikes. You will notice the metal toe bar is...

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Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2015 Sleeping Mats

Today is day one of the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, a gathering in Salt Lake City where all of the major outdoor gear manufacturers gather to showcase new products. This show happens...

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Holiday Gear Gift Picks

With the holidays coming up and some serious sales online, there’s a lot of choices for the hiker on your list. Instead of resorting to a gift card, take a look at the following...

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The Big Three: Under 5 Pounds

In just over a month, I will be flying into California to begin my John Muir Trail thru hike. I have just about everything I’ll need to hike efficiently and comfortably for 16 days....

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Hiking Clothing Guide

  Dressing for the Trail Dressing appropriately for a hike is important for comfort on the trail and, in some cases, necessary to staying alive. Below are guidelines for trail...

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