backpacking

Winter Hiking Tips – Safety in the Snow

For those of us in the northern hemisphere, January means cold. Cold temperatures, snow, and icy conditions keep most people inside. However, there are some people who love winter hiking and exploration. In the winter, outdoor explorers have fewer people and less crowds to contend with, often cheaper travel rates (unless you’re traveling to ski resorts), and increased solitude and quiet. After the stress of the holiday season, it can be good to get outside and spend some time in fresh air, avoiding being cooped up inside…

A Wildfire Survival Guide

This week’s post is written by guest writer Arun Kumar from RidersTrail.com. Many thanks to Arun for sharing his information with us! It’s not hard to realize that forest fires have become five times more frequent and six times more destructive in recent years. Fires have been all over the news! But did you know that these frequent and destructive wildfires are due to global warming and climate change? According to National Geographic.com, “California has warmed by about three degrees Fahrenheit. That extra-warmed air sucks water out of plants and soils, leaving…

A Hiker’s Guide to Packing a Backpack

This week’s post is written by guest writer Tonya Carroll. Tonya is a freelance writer and adventure blogger. Many thanks to Tonya for sharing this post with us. When it comes to backpacking, what you put in it will definitely have an impact on your adventure! This post will let you know what outdoor gear any hiker or adventurer should have in their backpack. If you are planning a hike, long-distance cycle, or a camping trip, you will definitely need some essential, quality gear to keep you out on the trail. The simple rule for backpacking is…

3 Essential Camping Skills for Outdoor Enthusiasts

Increasing numbers of people are deciding to take camping trips closer to home, rather than spending major money on luxury beach vacations overseas. Not only are these camping trips cheaper, but they allow you to immerse yourself in nature, cut yourself off from day-to-day life for a short period of time, and see some beautiful sights. However, if you are planning a camping trip, you should pick up a few essential skills to prepare yourself and ensure that your trip is safe and comfortable. Here are a few important camping skills for every outdoor enthusiast to learn…