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Cowboy Camping: Lay Back, Enjoy, and Take in the Stars

A six-month thru-hike is a long trek, there is a wide variety of ways you will set up camp over the 150+ days which will change from built shelters to backpacking shelters, and then there is cowboy camping which is a highlight for many thru-hikers, so what is cowboy camping you may wonder? Cowboy camping …

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Camp Shoe 101: Basics to Efficient Foot Care on the Trail

After a long day on the trail, what’s the first thing you do? If you’re like most hikers, you take your shoes and socks off as soon as possible! This is an important step in taking care of your feet while camping. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the basics of camp shoe care: what …

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Stealth Camping: Enjoying Unestablished Wilderness Sites

Do you enjoy your outdoor hiking experiences but don’t like the idea of pitching your tent for overnight camping around a shelter that’s full of other hikers? If you’re looking for a more adventurous and primitive way to relax at the end of the day then you need to consider stealth camping. Stealth camping is …

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Dry Camping on Trail: The Allure of Campsite Freedom

It’s a beautiful day and you’re out hiking on the beautiful trail, but you’re looking to start camp. Many times hikers will make camp right near a ready supply of water so they have water to eat dinner, breakfast, and sometimes coffee, so what is dry camping? While this has many alternate names for thru-hiking …

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