15 Camping Gifts for the High-Tech Camper in Your Life

Ah, camping. The serenity, nature, the removal from society… a little time in the woods can be great for slowing down and clearing your head. But let’s be honest: many campers enjoy the experience...

It’s Time to Give in to the Madness of Ultralight Camping

The allure of ultralight camping comes from the freedom of traveling deeper into the wilderness with less on your back as well as an almost psychotic desire to cut ounces. Ultralight backpackers are open...

Best Family Hiking Trails In Minnesota

I believe most Minnesotans will tell you their favorite season is fall. It’s because we don’t have to deal with the humidity of summer or the arctic cold of winter. It’s the perfect...

How to Get in Great Shape for Backpacking with a Baby

Outdoor life doesn’t end when you have children, it only gets better. So if you were an avid hiker and backpacker before the baby arrived, there is no reason you shouldn’t continue to enjoy...
Survivorman Camping

Camping Survivor Man Style (with kids)

Ok, before any hardcore outdoorsmen get too far in on this post let me clear things up. This is not about really camping like Les Stroud, but more about giving your kids a real adventurous...

33+ of the Best Hikes in Washington

It’s difficult to narrow down the best hikes in Washington. The state has hundreds upon hundreds of fantastic hikes. These range from strenuous mountain treks to salty jaunts along...

21+ of the Best Hikes Near Seattle

Are you looking for a great hike near Seattle? Although it’s the largest and busiest city in Washington State, Seattle is well-known for its proximity to the great outdoors and its prevalence of outdoor activities,...
Best Hiking Trails in Minnesota

The 15 Best Trails To Go Hiking In Minnesota

Whether you like a slow hiking pace with a short stretch of trail or the rugged terrain of long backcountry trails, Minnesota has the right trail for you.