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25 Simple Backpacking Food Ideas

By Casey Fiedler

So you decided to head out on a backpacking trip. Maybe you’re taking some friends or the family. But just as you starting planning the adventure,  you realize something…. You have no idea how to plan meals that don’t consist solely of “Mountain Home” dehydrated food bags. Fear not. This article will give you a list […]

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The Difference Between Hiking and Trekking (For The Record)

By Casey Fiedler

Partaking in outdoor recreation means, inevitably, that you will soon stumble across the difference between hiking and trekking. And maybe you’ve even asked yourself: Am I on a hike or a trek? Or for that matter, am I mountaineering or backpacking ? Do these labels really matter? Maybe not. Sure, you don’t need to know if […]

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The Best Of Slick & Twisted Trails (2013)

By Dustin Walker

I don’t do crowds. Especially not outdoors. Sure, I can deal with a packed grocery store or a sports bar with a full house, but a wooded hiking trail should never feel like a subway station at 5:15 p.m. It doesn’t matter how awesome the scenery is or how much of a challenge the terrain […]

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Solo Backpacking Is All About Heart & Soul

By Dustin Walker

Survivor Man star Les Stroud never seems fazed when he’s on the verge of starvation. The guy’s a pro, after all. But watch the show long enough, and you’ll find out what really gets to this survivalist superstar – it becomes clear the moment he pulls out his harmonica and plays some melancholy jazz tune. […]

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Heritage Lost: 5 amazing relics destroyed by development

By Dustin Walker

Maybe they didn’t realize how remarkable these places were. Maybe they just didn’t care. Whatever the reason, fascinating ruins are leveled every year by a handful of ignorant developers and construction companies that give their entire industry a bad name. Just last week, a real estate firm in Peru allegedly bulldozed a 4,000-year-old temple at […]

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How to Tell if Your Hiking Partner Might Get You Killed

By Dustin Walker

The most dangerous kind of people are the ones who don’t know they’re stupid. And unfortunately, some of these people go hiking. So what ends up happening? They wander deep into the boonies, hurt themselves (and others) and then need to be rescued. If you’re reading this, chances are you’re not one of these people. […]

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Extreme archaeologist never stops exploring

By Dustin Walker

He’s uncovered Inca ruins deep within the tangled jungles of Peru; he’s scaled some of the most treacherous peaks in the Andes. He’s an author, a researcher and a pioneer of “extreme Archaeology.” You might even call Colorado’s Gary Ziegler a real-life Indiana Jones. It wouldn’t be the first time. “It’s probably an overused analogy,”  said […]

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Beer in the boonies: 3 of the world’s most remote pubs

By Dustin Walker

How far are people willing to hike for a pint of beer? At least 18 miles. The world’s most remote pubs actually get plenty of business. From the middle of the U.K. boonies to the edge of a sweltering desert, dedicated bar flies are willing to go to great lengths for a drink. There’s certain a sense […]

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Bears don’t set trip wires

By Dustin Walker

No one said the backcountry was safe. The deeper you go, the more cautious you have to be about bears, cougars, sudden foul weather and trip wires connected to 20-pound spiked boulders that swing down at you from the tree tops. That last one leave you scratching your head? It should. Despite heavy media coverage of the […]

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