Guest Post: A Primer to Thru-Hiking Nutrition

Thinking about embarking on an epic walk? You’ll need to start thinking about thru-hiking nutrition. Here’s a primer to get you in the right mindset.

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Guest Post: Mosquito Protection for Backpackers and Campers

A guest post from Karen Thomspon of InsectCop details mosquito protection for backpackers and campers. Don’t get bit!

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The State of Cottage Gear: Interview with EnLIGHTened Equipment

“Backpacking gear is a series of tools, not a goal in itself.”

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Guest Post: A Backpacking Food Primer

This backpacking food primer by Lee Flynn helps you pack the right grub for the wilderness.

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Community Highlight: How to Maintain a Trail in 11 Steps

A trail overseer provides simple steps for how to maintain a trail.

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Guest Post: How to Bug Proof Your Hammock by Serac Hammocks

Want to learn how to bug proof your hammock? A guest post from Serac Hammocks’ Jeff Zhang tells you everything you need to know.

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Create a Winter Weather Emergency Kit for Your Home, Workplace, or Vehicle

Lee Flynn writes on the many ways to create a winter weather emergency kit for the home, office, and car. Preparedness is key.

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Learn How to Hammock with Serac’s Free eBook

Get your basic primer on how to hammock here. And learn more about Serac, the ultralight, ultra-cheap hammock that rivals the best of ’em.

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REI Garage Sale: Store Dates and Tips for the Uninitiated

The REI Garage Sale makes and breaks outdoor hearts. We provide store times and dates for upcoming garage sales, and general tips for how to succeed.

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Custom Backpacking Signs: Interview with Phillip Ouellette of Trailsigns

When I’m not sure how to proceed, or I’m worried about money or I start to obsess about the future of my business, I have a rule: go make something.

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