Melissa Heather

30 Added | 1 Magazine | 3 Likes | 1 Following | 3 Followers | @melissahiker | Hiking, camping, outdoors in the woods all of the time!

This portable laundry bag will keep weary travelers feeling fresh

Campers and travelers will agree that dirty laundry seriously weighs down your trip. Runs to the laundromat are out of the way and costly, and stain …

5 epic hiking trails near Toronto

Toronto has some excellent hiking options, but those willing to drive about an hour out of the city are treated to some of the most spectacular …

Hiking

TORTOISESHELL HAIR COLOR TREND

hair<p>PHOTOS + POST: KRISTIN ESS<p>We’ve had a lot of inquiries on the tortoiseshell hair color trend and we’re about to break it down. In my opinion, the …

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.

Distractify

How to Make a Bug Out Bag (B.O.B.) or Long Term Survival Kit

Introduction: How to Make a Bug Out Bag (B.O.B.) or Long Term Survival Kit<p><b>Introduction</b><p>In this instructable I will help you make your own personal Bug …

15 Must Have High-Tech Camping Gadgets.

Collection of 'Must Have High-Tech Camping Gadgets' from all over the world to make your camping more comfortable and enjoyable.<p><b>BioLite BaseCamp …

Outdoor Survival Projects

Whether you're planning for a camping trip or the zombie apocalypse, these outdoor survival skills are sure to come in handy at some point! Have a …

Danger Zone: 7 Essential Skills for Staying Alive in the Wild

Rod Alne has spent the better part of four decades navigating high-pressure situations in some of the world’s most demanding and unforgiving locales. …

8 Random Items You Have to Add to Your Survival Kit

<i>These random items aren’t normal things you would find in a survival kit.</i><p>When building a survival kit everyone generally follows the same basic …

Condoms

How to survive the Canadian wilderness, as shown by Ray Mears

Wild places sometimes demand silence. Not the eerie emptiness of no-sound silence, but living, breathing wilderness silence. A gentle breeze in the branches of forest trees, water lapping on the shores of a lake, an unidentified scurrying through the undergrowth, the enchantment of birdsong. A …

30 Of The World’s Most Breathtaking Hiking Trails You Must Visit

Hikers brave the harshest climates, the highest peaks and most forbidding terrains to experience the Earth like no others possible could. Whether …

All the Reasons Why You Need to Purify Drinking Water

You know you need to filter, treat or boil water you find in the wilderness. But why? Well, there's a number of answers, starting with words like E. …

19 Camping Hacks That Might Actually Save Your Life One Day

Be prepared.

A Basic Guide To Cheap Outdoors Gear For Broke Adventurers

On a budget but still want to be comfortable and safe on your outdoors adventures? Here's a guide to what you need to spend money on, what you don't …

Hike yourself healthy in 2015 – Outdoor clothing giveaway with Blacks

January is traditionally the month when we make resolutions that involve health and fitness – you know the ones. <i>“This year I’ll lose that extra 5 kg</i> …

Hiking

The world's 10 most beautiful waterfalls (and how to see them)

South Africa

World's Best Fitness Vacations

Lacking motivation to stay in shape this summer? Maybe you just need an incentive, like, say, surveying Africa from 20,000 feet up or having the …

Fitness

How to explore the great outdoors at Ontario Parks this winter

Once winter weather finally arrives and sticks around, Ontario provincial parks are ready for the challenge.<p>“Summer campers love Ontario Parks, but …

Hunt With the World's Last Full-Time Hunter-Gatherers

Rent-a-Tent Canada - Top ten Day Hikes: Canadian Rockies

• <b>Amazing camping-tour route ideas...</b>• <b><br>Great hiking and day-trip ideas...</b><p>The Top Ten Day Hikes in the Canadian Rockies

The Ten Essentials

Packing the Ten Essentials whenever you step into the backcountry, even on day hikes, is a good habit. True, on a routine trip you may use only a few …

Camping

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

10 Must-Have Smartphone Apps For Hikers

The summer weather is warm and beautiful, and pretty soon autumn will be bringing stunning fall foliage to our national parks and nature trails. What …

Let Reese's Golden Globe-Nominated Performance Inspire Your Next Hike

For Reese Witherspoon, shooting the movie <b>Wild</b> (for which she was nominated for a Best Actress Golden Globe award) may not have been as arduous as hiking thousands of miles on the Pacific Crest Trail (which her character, author Cheryl Strayed, did in real life), but playing a down-and-dirty solo …

The 20 Most Dangerous Hikes

Granola Optional, Guts Required<p>Talk to most mountaineers, trail runners, or mountain bikers, and they’ll tell you that hiking is the weak sibling of adventurous outdoor sports. A little too slow, a little too granola, not enough adrenaline.<p>But some of the most dangerous adventures in the world …

Hiking

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.