Gregg Schneider

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How to Properly Fit Your Pack

We’ve all been there. You’re ten miles into your first day on trail, and it hits you. The pain started in your shoulders but has slowly moved to your lower back. You grasp for any strap you can reach and wrench it down. Maybe that helps for 30 minutes, or even an hour, but the pain returns with …

Backpacking

Fathers, Daughters, & Fly Fishing

An angler from the age of 10, he accredits his passion for fly fishing to the many mentors that would “donate” their flies and gear. From helping him …

Fishing

Tips for Staying Safe in Bear Country

<b>The two biggest roadblocks to hiking that I hear about the most</b> <b>are lack of hiking companions and bears. I of course</b> <b>want to see everyone out hiking –</b> …

Wildlife

Backpacking 101: A Guide to Getting Out There

Backpacking is an excellent way to get away from the crowds, access remote destinations, and wake up to epic vistas. It feels great to earn your …

Backpacking

Don’t Die In The Woods – The World’s Toughest Ultralight Survival Tent

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>American<br>• Camping<br>• Gear<br>• Survival<p>Don’t Die In The Woods claim that this is the “World’s Toughest Ultralight Survival Tent”, …

Backpacking

Banff, Jasper and the incredible sights you’ll see driving up the Alaska-Canadian Highway

If you plan your trip up the Alaska Highway (the Alcan) correctly, you'll include one of Canada's most incredible drives: the Icefields Parkway.<p>We …

Hiking

16 Brilliant DIY Garage Organization Ideas

I’ve rounded up some of the best DIY garage organization ideas for you! If you’re lucky enough to have a garage, treat yourself to some organization …

DIY

Best Folding Saw For Camping or Bushcraft | Top 10 Picks for 2018

While traditional wood cutting tools are adequate in most of the case, they are nonetheless cumbersome, bulky and unwieldy. As a result, more and …

The Hiking Backpacks I Count on for Every Kind of Outdoor Activity

Right now, I own a lot of hiking backpacks, each with its own purpose. One is large enough for multiday treks, one perfect for overnighters, another …

Backpacking

Rethink Your Survival Kit: One Expert Explains Why

The founder of Endure Survival shares the essential items he thinks you should carry with you on every wilderness outing.<b>If there’s one thing you</b> …

Weird Plant Tips for Your Home and Garden That Actually Work

1. Talk to Your Plants<p>1/20<p>1/20<p>Photo Credit: Getty Images<p>Talking to your plants does not only mean you’ll be talking to someone who actually listens; …

Gardening

Four Lessons from Two Harrowing Alaska Rescues

Climbing season is underway in the Alaska Range, with a recent run of good weather allowing a bunch of parties to make moves on their chosen routes on Denali and other peaks.<p>But with summit attempts also come rescues. So far, there have been four total (last year there were 19). The two most recent …

Mountaineering

6 Hikes with Stunning Views in Banff

Banff is certainly a mecca for travelers to Canada in the summer. And why not? The scenery is stunning, the weather is (mostly) great and the …

Hiking

Bear Country Backpacking: Tips for the Trail and in Camp

Whether it’s a trip along a National Scenic Trail or a quick weekend backpacking excursion into an obscure wilderness area – when the mountains are …

How to Fix Tent Woes — Washington Trails Association

<i>Story and photos by Lisa Holmes</i><p>The right tent can make or break a camping trip. No tent is perfect, of course, but with the right tent and enough …

Backpacking

The Best Lights of 2018

When weather rolls in, grab one of these. (Courtesy Outdoor Research) Outdoor Research Interstellar ($299) At long last, the holy grail of waterproof jackets. The Interstellar blew our crew away with an uncanny mix of weatherproofing, breathability, and stretch. “It feels softer than a soft shell …

Camping

Camping With Kids Can Be Fun And Easy With These Tips

It involves more planning, but is so rewarding.<p>Summer is nearly here, which means vacation planning is well under way.<p>One popular family-friendly …

Camping

Camp cooking: How to make a great cup of coffee

<i>“Outside of insects and bum sleeping the rock that wrecks most camping trips is cooking.”</i><p>— from <i>Camping Out</i> by Ernest Hemingway, <i>Toronto Daily Star</i>, June 26, 1920<p>Coffee is a camp staple, and judging from Western movie lore, easy to prepare. Just toss a handful of coffee into a blackened pot filled …

Coffee

15 Vegetables & Herbs You Can Buy Once And Regrow Forever

We all know about the normal ways to grow plants – from seeds. But, did you know that there are many plants that you can grow from leftovers and …

What to Compost: 50 Everyday Things to Compost (and 9 NOT to)

Compost is literally the best thing you can plant your vegetables and flowers in.<p>What is even better is that you can make your own. You only need a …

100 Essential Skills Every Backpacker Should Know

Before the TripMake a firestarterEasy Dryer lint and candle wax in a cardboard egg carton compartment (poke a bit of lint out of the wax for a wick). …

Lyme Disease Is On The Rise Again. Here's How To Prevent It

Lyme disease was once unheard of in western Pennsylvania, where Barbara Thorne, now an entomologist at the University of Maryland, spent time as a kid.<p>Thorne knew that if black-legged ticks are infected with bacteria called <i>Borrelia burgdorferi</i>, they can transmit Lyme to people and, that if …

Disease

Tasty Greens: 11 Wild Edible Plants For Survival

Foraging wild edible plants is excellent time spent outdoors. Probably the best aspect of foraging is that you don’t need to set time aside for it. …

PLANT SOME OF THESE AROUND YOUR HOME AND GARDEN AND YOU’LL NEVER SEE ANOTHER FLY AGAIN

Spring and summer are the times when most people spend much of their free time outdoors having fun, whether it’s a picnic or a nice hike in nature. …

12 Awesome Hikes and Excursions in Jasper National Park in Canada

Almost double the size of its neighbour – Banff NP, Jasper is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. Understandably with all this space, …

Tips for Dehydrating Backpacking Meals

DIY dehydrating is easy. Here are a few tips to get you started, plus 3 recipes.<p>Video by Tim & Christine Conners, words and photos by Trevor …

Six Ways to Help Bees and Beesponsible

Bees need our help. Many North American native bee species are experiencing population declines due to pesticide poisoning, habitat loss and disease. …

Hiking One of the World’s Most Epic Trails

Any serious hiker has heard about it. Copies of hiking books worldwide have it circled, dog-eared, and highlighted. As of this decade, conquering …

Container Potatoes – How To Grow Potatoes In A Container

Growing potatoes in containers can make gardening accessible for the small space gardener. When you grow potatoes in a container, harvesting is …

Companion planting combinations

Companion planting – combining plants for the benefit of one or both of the companions – is an age-old gardening tradition.<p>Advertisement<p>Companion …