Hiking Gear

From the proper backpack and footwear our outdoor experts will have you in the right hiking gear for your next trip. Before you go on your next hike check back here and be sure that you have the correct survival gear, food, footwear, backpack and other appropriate hiking gear to have a fun and safe hike no matter where you go.

The All-Important Camping Chair Experience

This story is for anyone that has ever brought a chair to a concert, sporting event, or campsite and had to share it with everyone else! This is the story of the all important campfire chair.

First Time Climber Gear

If you’re interested in rock climbing but haven’t made the leap just yet, start off by reading our blog post on first time climber gear essentials and find what’s needed before you start your ascent.

Internal vs External Frame Backpack

Which backpack do you choose – internal or external frame backpacks? How important is choosing the right backpack for your wilderness adventure? Read to find out!

How to Use a Compass

By utilizing these 4 basic principles to compass navigation, you’ll be able to explore the outdoors with safety and precision.

How to Read a Map

Are you hitting the trails and want to make sure you don’t get lost? Read our post on how to read a map properly and get better acquainted with topography and land terrains.

Trail Running 101

Not all trails are created the same. If you are hitting the trails this season, here are some trail running tips that can help you best enjoy your experience.

8 Great Hiking Exercises

If you’re heading out for a hiking voyage, you’re going to want to make sure you’re physically up to the challenge. Read our post on 8 great hiking exercises that can help you prepare for your trek.

Waterproof Boots

Finding yourself torn between waterproof and water resistant boots. Read our post to find the difference between the two and discover which is best for you.

A Newcomer’s Guide to Bird Watching

With the change in seasons, several birds are migrating once again. This makes it the perfect time to continue or start on the hobby of bird watching. Read our post on how best to spot your preferred bird.

Wild Edibles: Southeast

Live in Southeastern United States? Find yourself hungry outdoors often? There are foods you can enjoy when you’re outdoors. Read our post on wild edibles in the Southeast.