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

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
Gear Gift Guides

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…

Hiker on Tin Hat Mountain the Sunshine Coast Trail in British Columbia, Canada.
Gear Gift Guides

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…

Close up of a a person wearing insulated hiking boots with snowshoes. The best boots for snowshoeing
Gear Snowshoeing

The Best Boots For Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is a fun and easy winter sport. All you need to get started are some snowshoes and some warm clothing. But one of the questions I get asked all the time is: What are the best boots for…

A pair of MSR snowshoes propped up in the snow in front of a mountain
Advice Gear Snowshoeing

How to Choose Snowshoes: A Complete Guide

In the last few years snowshoeing has gotten really popular. And honestly, it’s about time. Basically, snowshoes let you keep hiking all winter long. And unlike skiing, there’s not much to learn. If you can walk, you can snowshoe.…