Best Hiking Boots the Features and Styles to Look For

Preparing to explore the world on foot? Great idea! Hiking can reduce depression and mitigate the effects of stressful life events. It can also lower your risk of heart disease, strokes, and various cancers. Pretty good motivation, right? But before you run straight for the hills, you need to choose the best hiking boots, for both feet […]

5 Reasons You Need a Waterproof Hiking Backpack

Not all backpacks are created equal. That’s certainly apparent to hikers who are selecting the right waterproof hiking backpack to enhance their journey. A lot of companies make water-resistant backpacks to withstand heavy rains, but only waterproof bags can be fully submerged. So how do you know if you need one? After you read this post, you’ll […]

Eight Reasons You Need Trekking Poles – Which They Don’t Advertise

We all know Trekking poles are great for hiking, they help you keep your balance, reduce stress on your joints and  enhance the muscle-building and aerobic benefits of hiking. We also know that one should avoid carrying anything with on a hike that only has one purpose, so if you ever doubted the multi-purpose usefulness of […]

Proven: Hiking Makes You Happy

Proven- Hiking Makes You Happy

Okay, so anyone familiar with hiking already knew it – but it has now been proven scientifically that outdoor walks improve mental health. British and American scientists have published new research showing that group nature walks help us combat stress while boosting mental well-being. Researchers from the University of Michigan and Edge Hill University in England […]

How to Choose & Pack Your Backpack

Ever wondered where to start when planning your trip and backpack? This short and simple visual guide to pack selection and trip preparation will have you packing in no time. What would you add to the list of essentials? Source: Rei