Michael

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23 Pieces of Essential Gear for the Serious Hiker

Any experienced hiker knows that a good (or bad) piece of gear can have a huge impact on a trip. The off-brand tent that seemed like an awesome deal …

Backpacking

Must-Have Camping Gear For Your Summer Adventure

<b>Correction appended Tuesday, June 16.</b><p>It’s been argued the discovery of fire is mankind’s most important moment, but with burn bans occupying …

Gear & Gadgets

Footloose: The 8 Best Hiking Sandals

Climbing a mountain isn’t just for those draped in flannel, slathered in beard oil, and wearing cumbersome boots. During warm weather, when taking on …

Distractify

Like most people, you've probably struggled with feeling like an occasional failure at work. Everyone makes mistakes and setbacks are inevitable, but …

10 Tips for Hiking with your Baby

<i>Shanti Hodges, founder of</i> Hike it Baby<i>, lives in Portland and has the mission to get parents and kids to step outside at least once a week for a walk</i> …

Off The Grid Rentals

Who doesn’t want to hit the backcountry in a teardrop trailer? Problem is, most of us don’t have an extra $20,000 laying around to scoop one up. The …

12 Weird Backpacking Tips from a Thru-Hiker

There’s a lot of things you can’t buy at REI that will help make your week long backpack or thru-hike a lot more enjoyable. Below are a few tips for …

First Official Super Ultralight (SUL) Backpacking Trip

The short of it, is that my first (intentional) backpacking trip with a base weight (not counting food, water, fuel) of under 5lbs/2.27kg worked out …

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How Backpacking Can Put You in Touch With Your Inner Saint

We value wilderness more because we're losing it, says author Belden C. Lane.<p>The box office success of the movie <i>Wild</i>, about one woman's trek along the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail to heal a broken heart, has led to an explosion of interest in wilderness hiking as a way of connecting to nature—and …

The Best Camping Food

Whether you're roughing it for a week in Yosemite Valley or in the Great Smokey Mountains, hiking in Zion National Park or climbing at Joshua Tree, …