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Camping in Thunderstorms: Managing Nights on a Thru-Hike

Camping in a thunderstorm can be a scary experience, especially f you are not used to setting up camp or sleeping through bad weather. When preparing beforehand you need to be aware of your surroundings, take necessary precautions, and make sure you are familiar with the area. While day hiking may allow you to leave …

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7 Core Principles on Why Leave No Trace Is Vitally Important

What is the point of leaving no traces of the individual going out on a hike you may wonder? Well, the benefits to being able to roam out on nice trails are simple to destroy when people lose sight of this, much like cities gaining garbage and becoming unsightly, this makes following leave no trace …

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Hammock Ridgeline 101: Key to Gathered End Comfort

If you’re looking for a more comfortable hammock experience then you need to learn more about hammock ridgelines. There are many different ridgelines but what we are discussing today specifically is the types of ridgelines that you may need to correctly hang and support all the hammock gear correctly. The main ridgeline is a cord …

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Hammock Underquilt: Key to Managing Warmth in Camp

When you go camping, there are a lot of things to think about in order to make your trip comfortable and enjoyable. One important factor that is often overlooked is the importance of staying warm at night, and how to manage to contain warmth. Most thru-hikers will be familiar with the ground causing heat loss …

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Hammock Camping: Near Perfect Way to Enjoy a Thru-Hike

For many looking to thru-hike the natural choice for shelter will be a traditional tent, this is due in large part to comfort and knowledge of the system beforehand. This is where I was as recently as six months ago, I have been working and adjusting to a hammock system so I felt today was …

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Hiker’s Rash: Problems With Heavy Activity in Hot Weather

If you’re like me, you love spending time outdoors hiking and biking in the warm weather. But did you know that there is a risk of developing a nasty rash from all that activity? This condition is known as hiker’s rash, flip-flop rash, or golfer’s rash, and it can be quite uncomfortable. In this article, …

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Waymark THRU vs EVLV: Choosing For Your Next Thru-Hike

If you’re looking for a new backpack for your next thru-hike, you’re in luck! Waymark has created two packs that are perfect for long-distance hikes. The THRU and the EVLV are both ultralight backpacks that have been designed with thru-hikers in mind. The main difference between the THRU and the EVLV is in the internal …

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Sleeping Quilt vs Sleeping Bag: Why Thru-Hikers Are Evolving

For many like myself, a sleeping bag was the main gear for outdoor trips to keep you warm, for many with the typical rolled-up blue ground pad. But, as with most gear, time and technology advance and now we also have sleeping quilts as an option, one that has begun to dominate in thru-hiking gear …

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