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how to take someone backpacking

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How to Take Someone On Their First Backpacking Trip

So you are taking your friend on their first backpacking trip. This is exciting! There’s nothing like introducing a friend to a new hobby and seeing their satisfaction when they successfully push themselves out of their comfort zone. These tips will help you pull off a successful trip for your friend.

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How to Build a Fall Sleep System

We discussed building a fall sleep system in our How to Build a Sleep System piece. Just like we did for Winter, here we drill deeper so you can head into Fall with the confidence and quality rest you need…

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10 Tips for Camping and Hiking with a Dog

Camping and hiking with a dog can be a wonderful experience. Done well, sharing outdoor experiences with your canine companion benefits their well-being and deepens your bond. Still, it can feel overwhelming at first figuring out what to bring, where…

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beach camping with tents

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Five Tips for Beach Camping

The plan involved lots of water, sand and kayaks. One week in March, some close friends and I visited the beautiful Pacific Northwest states of Oregon and Washington for a week of new experiences. Only a few people in our…

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Car Camping Poncho

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14 Not-so-basic Car Camping Tips

Car camping is not just for beginners or Sprinter-equipped hardos. Use these 14 tips for an epic weekend of the four-wheeled variety.

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A Guide to Section Hiking

At this point, most people in the outdoor community have heard about thru-hiking. Yet its companion activity, section hiking, doesn’t quite enjoy the same popularity. As a burgeoning—if not fully burgeoned at this point—gap year activity, retirement plan or quit-your-job…

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