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5 Things I Learned Thru-Hiking as a Solo Female

Nowadays, traveling alone as a girl seems to be frowned upon. It’s seen as dangerous and unsafe. We’re told not to go out alone, especially in the wilderness. But why should we hold ourselves back in fear? We have this entire world to explore. We’re powerful, and we’re strong. We can do amazing things, and all it takes is putting our minds to it and then going out and doing those things. The experiences greatly outweigh the risks, ...

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NEW BestHike YouTube trailer is LIVE

This video is the first seen by visitors new to the BestHike YouTube channel. An introduction. Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube. And subscribe. 🙂 I’ve started over on YouTube from scratch, doing it right this time.

Exploring Utah’s Mighty Monuments: Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante

Utah has some of the most beautiful—and most crowded—national parks in the country. That’s why you should check out the state’s less visited monuments, Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante, while you still can. When it comes to accessible outdoor action, America’s national monuments often outshine our national parks anyway. You can ride a mountain bike […]

13 Newly Released Bourbons You Need to Track Down This Season

A lot of beloved distilleries are releasing some of the most coveted bottles of the year right now as fall begins. Depending on state distribution, that means that a lot of great whiskeys are available now, or about to be on shelves for a short time. From well-known staples like Old Forester Birthday Bourbon to […]

The Coolest Pieces of Gear We Tested This Week

Here at Men’s Journal, we constantly test the latest gear to find the best new products you should know about to take your next adventure, workout, wardrobe, and every other part of your life to the next level. That includes everything from the best new adventure gear like a kayak that can double as a fishing […]

Camping in the Rain

Any idiot can tent in perfect weather. To stay comfortable in the rain requires the right gear. And skills. 1. Plan for Rain 4. Clothing Layers 5. Bring Waterproof Bags 7. Pick a Good Tent Site Click through for more: Camping in the Rain: 10 Tips to Stay Warm and Dry

What are the Differences Between Men’s and Women’s Sleeping Bags

Women’s sleeping bags differ from those designed for men because women sleep colder then men, they’re not generally as tall or heavy, and they’re shaped differently with curves and body mass in different places. While the key design elements such as the hood, zipper, and fabrics used are the same across men’s and women’s sleeping …

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Pot of Gold at the End of the Rainbow

I don’t care what anyone else says, I LOVE the Cochetopas!
Familiar Territory
Woke up to rain last night or this morning, so hard to get motivated when the alarm went off. Got up before 6 am knowing we should hike while its cool and quiet. Overcast, but sun started to come up while packing. Got cache boxes put away and put booties on both dogs + socks on Prima. Two deer walked by camp and looked surprised when I came out of the tent. ...

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Our Favorite Fall Jackets

It’s that time of the year: autumn, aka the season that comes before “cold.” The dropping temps do not have to be simply endured, though. If you have an affinity for bundling up, or have perfected your “sweater weather body” (the opposite of “swimsuit body,” which happens if your barbecue-to-surfing ratio gets out of whack), […]
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