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Find the best 2018 Black Friday deals for hikers and backpackers. Includes deals for Cyber Monday and Boxing Day too

2021 Black Friday Deals for Hikers

I definitely believe that the outdoors is for everyone, but unfortunately one of the barriers to getting outside is often the shear amount of gear that’s involved. And of course, that gear doesn’t come cheap! One of my tried…

A hiker in the Canadian Rockies - best gifts for backpackers
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40 Best Gifts for Backpackers in 2021

There is no place I would rather be than on a backpacking trip. I’ve been backpacking for over 15 years and used to work for a large outdoor retailer, so I know a lot about backpacking gear. In this…

Snowshoeing Vancouver Area

Where to Go Snowshoeing in Squamish

Squamish is the outdoor recreation capital of Canada. So it’s no surprise that the outdoorsy fun continues in the winter… in the form of snowshoeing.  The terrain around Squamish is pretty rugged so access can be a challenge, but…

25 stockings stuffers for hikers under $25 that are all totally useful
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25 Stocking Stuffers for Hikers Under $25

Have you seen those stocking stuffers for hikers posts online? Full of $300 gadgets or things that are clearly too large to physically fit in a stocking? Me too. They’re ridiculous. A stocking should be full of fun small,…

Hiker on Tin Hat Mountain the Sunshine Coast Trail in British Columbia, Canada.
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The Best Eco-friendly Gifts for Hikers

If you’re buying a presents, please consider choosing eco-friendly gifts for hikers. They will appreciate it and Mother Nature will too. You may not know this, but I used to work in the outdoor industry. I actually wrote product…