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New Long Distance Hiking Trail To Open In Europe This Summer

Backpackers and long distance trekkers will soon have a new trail to explore in Central Europe, where a new route is schedule to open this summer. The trail, which has been dubbed the European Peace Walk (EPW), was created to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of World War [...]

New Speed Record Set On Pacific Crest Trail

New Speed Record Set On Pacific Crest Trail

by Kraig Becker At 2665 miles (4289 km) in length, the Pacific Crest Trail is considered one of the world’s truly great long distance hiking trails. Starting at the U.S.-Mexico border and running north through California, Oregon and Washington, the trail doesn’t end until it reaches Canada. Along the way, the route [...]

New Long Distance Trekking Route To Open In Africa

New Long Distance Trekking Route To Open In Africa

A new long distance trekking route is set to open in Africa early next year that will give backpackers and mountain bikers a new challenge to strive for. The new trail will run from South Sudan to Uganda, following in the footsteps of a celebrated explorer who first visited the [...]

When Lost: The Gentle Art of Not Freaking Out

When Lost: The Gentle Art of Not Freaking Out

The one thing that a bear doesn’t do in the woods is get lost. The same cannot be said of people. A regular staple of national news reports are stories of some poor soul who wandered away from camp and couldn’t quite a way back. Quite a few of these people [...]

What Your Outdoor Instrument Says About You

What Your Outdoor Instrument Says About You

Although slightly cumbersome, musical instruments can be a great source of entertainment on a camping trip. Plus, a campfire sing-along can also be a great way to meet strangers along the trail. But how can you be sure of which stranger(s) you should go out of your way to befriend? [...]

Where to Find the Best Deals for Gear

Where to Find the Best Deals for Gear

It seems like websites claiming great deals on outdoor gear are popping up everywhere lately. The task of sifting through all of them to find the best deal can be daunting. So, here are our

Tips for Bringing Socks into the Wild

Tips for Bringing Socks into the Wild

In the normal course of daily living, most men try to wear socks of the same color. Failing that approach, they usually take the fallback position of grabbing those that are either fairly dark or almost white. That’s all well and good for those whose al fresco

7 Ways To Use a Smartphone While Traveling Outside

7 Ways To Use a Smartphone While Traveling Outside

In the olden times, outdoorsy types had to rely on extra training and tools unique to their pursuits. Camping in the woods meant bringing a

How To Make Drinkable Water In The Middle Of Nowhere

How To Make Drinkable Water In The Middle Of Nowhere

More important than finding food or shelter while wandering the wilderness, is maintaining hydration. Our ability to survive without food maxes out at 40 days, but our ability to survive without proper hydration hits its peak somewhere in the 4 to 5 day range (seven if you’re

Learning to Camp by Playing the Oregon Trail

Learning to Camp by Playing the Oregon Trail

Before Facebook, before CD Roms, and before the internet as we know it, was a game called Oregon Trail. Oregon Trail resided on floppy discs in computer lab Macintoshes all across the US. The game, while very elementary and quite pixelated, was a defining activity in American educational history. But [...]