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Beginner backpackers: Start here || Advice, info, tips & resources

This page is a one-stop resource to help you learn to backpack. It establishes a philosophical basis, offers critical advice, and links to valuable …

20+ mindblowing spots in Colorado

In Colorado, you can have everything. Not just legal weed but high peaks 10,000-plus feet above sea level, ultra challenging climbing routes up red …

11 Sleeping Pads for Catching More Zzz's While Camping

These are the best sleeping pads for car camping and backpacking that will make it easy to get a good night's rest.<p>A solid sleeping pad is an investment, as a good night's rest is that much more important when loading your days full of hiking, fishing, or wandering. Backpackers value lighter pads …

Gear List: Backpacking First Aid Kit – Solo & Group – Downloadable

MedicationsWound careToolsWhat I carry in my backpack is not a substitute for what’s between my ears. This is especially true with my first aid kit …

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How to Pack Lighter When You Go Hiking and Camping

Don't carry stuff you don't need. Your back will thank you.<p>Finding ways to cut weight from your pack is an essential part of the pre-hike process. Lightening the load allows you to move faster in the backcountry and staves off fatigue as you carry your pack over longer distances. Still, it's hard …

Worthy reading: My favorite backpacking blogs, websites, and forums

Oden, my BFF and productive co-worker at AndrewSkurka.comExpectedly, I follow many blogs, websites, and forums dedicated to backpacking (and perhaps …

Keep on Keepin' on: Backpacking For the First Time | Misadventures

I have come to believe that there may be nothing that requires more self-reliance than backpacking. And solo backpacking? Even more so.<p>Last year, I …

Backpacking

7 Best Camping Stoves Grills for 2018

Pippa Middleton—that’s right, the sister of Duchess Kate—had this to say about camping in her 2012 book <i>Celebrate: A Year of Festivities for Families</i> …

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Winter Daypack Essentials: What You Need for Hiking with Kids

Let’s face it. Getting outside is just harder in the winter, and when you’re hiking with kids in cold weather, the secret is to be over prepared. …

7 Tiny Changes That Will Help You Lose 10 Pounds

Here’s how to finally say goodbye to your stubborn belly fat<p>If you’ve got an extra 10 pounds on your frame, you might assume that erasing that weight will be a cake walk (minus the cake). But in some ways it’s even <i>more</i> challenging to drop 10 pounds than it is to shed 20-plus pounds.<p>“People who have …

Where to Start When You Want to Get Back In Shape

The road to fitness begins with just 10 minutes a day<p>As the <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director, BJ Gaddour gets dozens of questions every day from readers about specific workout moves and training strategies. But the most common question he receives is also the simplest: “Where do I start?”<p>Gaddour’s …

Top 10 Fall Hikes Near Denver with Aspens

Enjoy the Fall Colors of Colorado with these Trails near Denver with Changing Aspens<b>Where can you find hikes near Denver to view the changing aspens</b> …

How to Make a Smoked Blood Mary On the Grill

Update the classic cocktail<p>I’ve grilled a fair number of strange things in my life.<p>There was that time I grilled a fruit salad (beware of exploding grapes). Or that time I grilled an entire pack of bacon (beware of quickly materializing grease infernos). Or that time I grilled a few sheets of cheap …

8 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 8 A.M. to Be More Productive

When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie?<p>When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.<p>Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven. Rough.<p>However, …

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Leg Strengthening Exercises For Hikers and Backpackers

Building leg strength and muscular endurance is a must for hiking and backpacking. Not only will it make your adventures much more enjoyable, but it …

Slow Cooker Sunday: 5-Ingredient (or less!) recipes that make dinner easy

After a long workweek, it's hard not to pack your weekend full of fun (and practical) activities. But that can mean mustering up the energy to cook a …

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Setting up Wireless motion-detect cam UPDATED

I have received many requests for help with this project since I first wrote it over a year ago. So I decided to take another look at it. As it said …

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Square foot gardening suits any size space

‘Strawberries and onions newly planted’ CC BY-SA 2.0 Korye Logan<p>If you’re new to gardening, you’d likely prefer to start small. Which is why many …

Gardening

9 Car Camping Upgrades

Despite what some preppers might have you to believe, the most popular form of camping in the U.S. has nothing to do with eating bugs or building your own makeshift shelter. That’s right: most of us will drive right up to our campsite this summer with all our gear stowed in the trunk. And hey, …

22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping

From survival to s'mores, here's everything you need to know to ensure a flawless camping trip.

The Camping Guide

When planning a camping trip, it’s important to take your time. “Be prepared” isn’t just the Boy Scout motto; it’s the foundation of every successful …

Camping

How to Car-Camp in the Rain: 11 Lifehacks

Torque: DIY All Terrain Electric Longboard<p>Homemade Roof Rack With Accessories<p>Outdoor Table From Wood and Steel Tubing<p>Rockets Class<p>I've been camping …

Lifehacks

10 Essential Camping Items you shouldn't leave home without!

After more than 40 years of camping experience, and fresh from 2 weeks of camping in the Ikara-Flinders Ranges, I got thinking about what camping …

Top 10 campsites in Colorado

Little Molas Lake Campground, San Juan national forest<p>People flock to Little Molas ostensibly for its proximity to Andrews Lake, a high-altitude tarn stocked with rainbow and brook trout. But the setting itself – at over 3,300m, encircled by the often snowy, incisor-like peaks of Snowdon, Grand …

How to tie an Adjustable Guyline Knot

Sometimes called a slippery adjustable loop, an adjustable guy-line knot is very useful to know, particularly for those interested in bushcraft. …