If you're prone to blisters in your hiking boots, coat those areas with petroleum jelly before putting on your socks and boots. Hikers swear by this trick to prevent abrasive rubbing in certain areas, which can lead to bad blisters
Calorically dense foods provide the energy to hike strong all day long. Fresh foods provide nutrient, color, and flavor to your backcountry meals. Here's how to find the perfect balance, plus information on how long fresh food lasts while backpacking.
Hiking is a strenuous activity. Even the most experienced hikers work toward building endurance and strength before, during and after the trekking season. Whether you want to expand your campsite-hiking repertoire, or train for a tough new trail, there ar