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The Best Hiking Gear Deals from Backcountry’s Big Brand Sale

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by Backcountry.com.
Before you settle in for your time-honored Friday the 13th marathon tradition this weekend, be sure to check out the Backcountry Big Brand Sale, which kicks off on 11/13 and runs until 11/17.
This is not a drill.
Now is your chance to stock up on high dollar backpacking apparel and gear without breaking the bank, so grab your wish list and get your butt over to Backcountry.com. ...

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ATC Urges 2021 Hikers to Take Precautions, Consider Alternatives

n an open letter to 2021 trail users, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy on Thursday urged long-distance hikers to take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during their hikes. As it becomes increasingly clear that the pandemic will continue to disrupt normal life well into 2021, the long trail organization has released guidance for next year’s prospective hikers.
“Hiking the A.T. in 2021 will likely remain a logistical challenge underscored by health and safety risks,” the letter says. ...

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Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Crock pot chicken tortilla soup with avocadoIf you believe that avocado is THE prize topping for Tex-Mex (it’s practically my culinary creed!) this Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup may just be your new doctrine of deliciousness. Here, tortilla strips take center stage as a crunchy, salty, and all-out addictive counterpoint to the hearty, zesty, Tex-Mex filling beneath. This slow cooker soup…

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Oboz Sawtooth II 8″ Insulated 200g Hiking Boots Review

Oboz Sawtooth II Insulated 8″ Hiking Boots (new in fall, 2020) have 200g Thinsulate insulation and are rated to -25 degrees Fahrenheit, making them ideal for hiking in cool, wet weather and milder winter conditions. They’re comfortable but quite supportive with a rigid heel counter and stiff upper that provides excellent ankle support. I’ve been …

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The Winds Have It – Part One

Best kept secret in the lower 48 hiking world? It would have to be Wyoming’s Wind River Range. How did we not know about this magical place? Had we not set out to thru-hike the CDT, I highly doubt we would have ever discovered, let alone experienced, the ridiculous beauty of The Winds. Our second and third weeks (June 27 – July 11) hiking the CDT found us in the Wind River Range.  I dare say we could spend an entire summer exploring the far reaches of this majestic area. ...

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The 13 Best Deals from REI’s Gear Up Get Out 2020 Sale for Hikers

REI’s Gear Up Get Out 2020 Sale is a perfect opportunity to gear up for another year of adventure. The sale runs from November 13th to November 23rd, so be sure to snag these sweet savings while you can. Here are some of our favorite deals on backpacking, hiking, and camping gear from the Gear Up Get Out 2020 sale. Spoiler alert: there are some real goodies in this list, from top-shelf hiking apparel to coveted gadgets to the all-important sleep system. ...

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The Inspiring Message of the Underground Railroad Ride Cycling Tour and Film

Some ideas have legs. Less than five months after John “Bobby” Shackelford, a 25-year-old New York City bicycle messenger, hatched a plan for a 1,100-mile ride paralleling the historic Underground Railroad, he arrived in Mobile, AL, ready to start pedaling. Along with four friends, his aim was larger than a self-indulgent sufferfest. Instead, the cohort […]

Why You Need to Get a Mid-Length Surfboard

Too often, the surf world gets divided into two separate clubs––the longboarders and the shortboarders. You can either rip the lip or ride the nose. But what about those who want the best of both worlds? Well, that’s what the mid-lengths are for. Generally somewhere in the seven-foot range, the eggs have returned to popularity […]
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