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The Boundary Waters - Why It Matters

Nestled in the northern reaches of Minnesota and stretching along the border with Canada, lies an awe-inspiring wilderness known as the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW). Spanning over one million acres, this vast network of interconnected lakes, rivers, and forests is a true natural gem. The Boundary Waters holds immense importance, not only for [...]

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Safety Tips for Backpacking

“It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt.” This old adage is so true in everything we do. But what WE do is backpack, so we’re going to really focus on passing down what we know about safety and how it relates to our favorite pastime, hiking and backpacking! Because if no one gets [...]

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Best Backpacking Tips to Gain Skills

It might be safe to assume that if you’re reading this blog, you have been thinking about taking up backpacking as a new hobby, or are at least on the fence about giving it a shot, but you may still have some trepidations. Maybe you are worried about your own personal skill level, and feeling [...]

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Food Selection and Preparation

You’ve got your gear loaded, clothes packed, trail mapped out, and shared your plans with someone. Almost all the boxes are checked and you’re just about ready to hit the trail, but there’s still something pretty major that needs to be taken into account. A Meal Plan. Unlike camping, food isn’t something you can load [...]

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What is the Best Clothing for Backpacking?

Gear is important. There is no denying that when it comes to being prepared for a trip into nature, gear will top most everyone’s list of essentials, but clothing is something that should also be taken into close consideration when getting your pack and yourself ready to hit the trail.  When choosing clothing for your latest [...]

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What should I not bring backpacking?

We live in a world where we are told to be prepared for anything. This is very true when it comes to outdoor skills needed on the trail, but what about the actual physical items you need when backpacking - this can definitely be a case of 'too much' is not a good thing. It's [...]

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What Makes the Best Wood-Burning Backpacking Stoves

What is it about a Wood-Burning Stove?We have to admit, we’re really into gear. If we come across any article related to different types of gear, we’re going to read it. There is something about reading someone else’s perspective about a shared interest that gives you that feeling of connection. Now when an article calls [...]

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How do you go backpacking for the first time?

You’re ready to make the jump from a hiking excursion to a backpacking trip, but where to start? There are several different criteria to consider before you embark on this new type of adventure. For beginners, we have a simple four step plan to get you on the right path. (Pun HEAVILY intended.) 1. PICK A TRAILWhile [...]

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Best Back Country or Front Country Backpacking Destinations

Many Backpackers and Hikers define themselves by the trails and destinations they enjoy and conquer. Personal trophies, if you will. Chatting with fellow hikers about the best hiking trails, best spots to set up camp, and future hiking destinations is fuel to that passion. One of the great things about North America is that we [...]

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Types of Backpacking - What Kind of Backpacking Trip Best Suits You?

Backpacking is unlike any other sport. It definitely has its own levels, techniques, and can be personalized to anyone’s skillset. Everyone has their personal preferences when it comes to backpacking, aspects you like more than others, so you integrate them into your backpacking trips and avoid others, which is part of the fun. Once you [...]

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