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Swayy's all-in-one hammock creates a hanging insulation bubble for your backside

The MummyPod and the Shel are a couple of recent examples of improved camping hammock solutions to cross our desk. While the Shel is designed as a …

Backpacking

How To Properly Build a Dakota Smokeless Fire Hole / Pit & An Upside Down Fire!

How to make a Dakota fire Hole / Pit – stealth fire making<p>What if I told you that you could make a fire that only you could see. Any passerby would …

Off-grid

4 Forgotten Skills That Helped The Native Americans Survive Winter Still Used Today

Most of us head indoors and turn up the furnace when frigid weather hits, stacking in a good supply of wood for the stove or plugging in the old …

Snowstorms

Kokopelli's small, tough packraft opens up a world of water and multi-sport adventure

Packrafts aren't a new idea, with roots that extend back centuries, but they have quickly exploded in popularity and become more of a recognizable …

The Old Forgotten Survival Skills From Our Grandfathers Were The Last Generation To Practice The Basic Things That We Call Survival Skills Now

As early as fifty or sixty years ago, whether we realize it or not, modern society was learning basic survival skills. On any given weekend a boy …

Lawn Mowing

These Could Be The Best Overlooked Survival Skills That Kept The Native Americans Alive

I have a lot of respect for Native Americans — those who populated this land before the first European white man set foot on these shores.<p>History …

Native Americans

15 Uses for Snow

Nervous about winter camping? Don’t be. Sure, snow can slow your progress, but it can also save your life, improve your cooking, and take your camp …

How To Build A Long Term Survival Shelter

How To Build A Long Term Survival Shelter For Camping Uses<p>There are many things you must prepare in advance if you want to have a comfortable camping …

Top 10

4 Yoga Poses for Hikers

Practice these four poses pre-hike to improve strength and stability for a safer journey and post-hike to ease any tight spots.<p>70<p>SHARES<p>Practice these …

How to Get in Shape for Hiking

Get ready for the gnarliest hikes with these tips—and a simple, 9-week training plan.<p>10.7K<p>SHARES<p>Couch potato is a lifestyle choice. Make a different …

Building Backpacking Skills Novice to Pro: The +1 Method

The Challenge of Backpacking<br>Like most hobbies, backpacking requires a diverse set of skills and equipment. But unlike other activities, getting in …

Backpacking

50 Mistakes: Campers Offer Their Best Advice

Everyone has an opinion on ‘best practices’ when it comes to camping. See 50 opinions, ideas, and warnings below, culled and inspired from a …

Extreme Sports

Oregon Public Broadcasting- OPB

Most of this man's 30,000+ mile hiking adventures are done with an eight pound pack. Welcome to the world of Ultralight Backpacking.

Homemade granola recipe

If I could go back in time, I’d invest in granola shares: this mix of grains, fruit and nuts often costs more per kilo than steak. Not only is it cheap and stupidly easy to make at home, but you can put exactly what you like in it, too. Not a fan of raisins? Bin them. Mad on macadamia nuts? Chuck …

Breakfast

Winter Backpacking Checklist (Gear List): Ultralight Winter Snowcave Camping

2014 Update<p><i>Update:</i> This article was originally published in January 2004, and was updated in December 2014. This update reflects changes that I’ve …

13 Essentials for the Modern Hiker - A Realistic "10 Essentials"

This article proposes a more realistic 13 Essentials that will better keep the modern hiker safe. This is because the Classic 10 Essentials (first …

The Canyon Runner

The Canyon de Chelly 55K always takes place at sunrise in the mouth of this deep sandstone canyon on the outskirts of Chinle, Arizona. Following a prayer and blessing by a Navajo elder, the small group of runners start the race in the traditional Navajo fashion: by yelling at the rising sun as they …

Adventure Travel

How to Sleep Under a Tarp in the Rain

Guthook pitches his tarp low in advance of a heavy rain storm.Tarps are a great ultralight backpacking shelter option, provided they’re used in a …

Backpacking

The Hike Forever Fitness Plan

Stay in shape with these workout tips, and advice from a fitness hero.<p>Fight the sedentary lifestyle and get a move on with these exercises and …

How do you sleep comfortably under a tarp?

I am entering my next phase of backpacking to learn to like to sleep in a floorless shelter so someday I might be ready to tarp. I recently purchased …

How to Make a Homemade Backpacking Tarp

Using a lightweight backpacking tarp to replace a tent enhances a backpacking trip by saving weight, increasing living space, and reducing trapped …

How to Plan for Your First Winter Hut Trip in Colorado with Ute Mountaineer

Ready to take your skiing game to the next level and spend a night out in the winter wonderland? Thanks to Colorado’s 10th Mountain Division Hut …

Camping

5 Days Lightweight Backpacking Meal Plan

<b>Here is a complete 5-day backpacking meal plan</b> similar to what I eat on my hikes. It includes three meals and four snacks, providing 3,500 calories …

5 Upper Body Exercises for Backpackers

Give your legs a break: building your “beach body” is one of the most overlooked ways to improve your backpacking. Dedicating some training time to …

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Climbing

Tips for Surviving in a Snow Storm

Winter weather can be lovely: There’s not much prettier than big, feathered snowflakes lazily falling in a frosted forest. But it can also be …

How To Cross Rivers Safely

2K<p>SHARES<p><b>The waterways around here are still pretty high. How can I tell if they’re safe to cross—and then, how do I do it? –Jack McMasters</b><p>There are …

Hung Up

Light & Fast: 14 Ultralight Backpacking Tips

For backpackers, going ultralight is easier (and less expensive) than you might expect. Our contributor stepped back to give tips on reducing pack …

Backpacking

How to Walk on Snow

Going upDuck walk: On slight, slippery inclines, splay your feet outward to maximize surface contact. Take wide steps and kick into the slope with …

Personas vs. Jobs-to-Be-Done

<b>Summary:</b> Jobs-to-be-done focus on user problems and needs, while well-executed personas include the same information and also add behavioral and …

UX Design