Your First Hiking Adventure: Science-Backed Ways to Conquer Anxiety

Your First Hiking Adventure

By Caitlin Evans

I haven’t always been the outdoorsy type of person. Sure, I had always preferred walking instead of driving, and during the warmer months, my bicycle is my most prized possession, but hiking and camping were something entirely different. Somehow, I had always thought of them as reserved for hardcore nature enthusiasts willing to get sweaty, muddy, and unafraid of bugs or snakes.

But as I started spending more time writing and studying on my computer, I realized that I craved being read more

Staying Healthy on the Trail: Nutrition Tips for Solo Hikers

Nutrition Tips for Solo Hikers

By Caitlin Evans

Hiking alone can be an exhilarating, terrifying, life-altering, and excruciating experience.

Having just seen Wild for the first time a couple of months ago (and having berated myself for not watching it earlier), I was amazed at how the challenges and setbacks faced by a first-time solo female hiker have been accurately fleshed out in a couple of hours.

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Hiking and Chronic Conditions: Is it Possible to Make it Work?

Hiking and Chronic Conditions

By Caitlin Evans

I wasn’t always hooked on hiking as a form of physical exercise.

At first, my weekend excursions were about spending time with friends. We’d get up relatively early on a Saturday or Sunday morning and head to a nearby national park where we’d cover 5-10 miles, depending on the weather and route. But, it turned out, the more time I spent this way in nature, the more I realized how beneficial it was to my physical and mental health.

And that’s no surprise. After all, read more

5 Innovative Hygienic Camping Products for Women

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One of the most relevant aspects associated with backpacking and camping is minimalism. The entire adventure requires you to leave most of your things at home and rely on just a few essentials that will let you survive a few days outdoors. Backpacking and camping do not also give you adequate space for all your feminine hygiene products. In fact, there are instances when the areas you visited do not come with shower facilities and restrooms.

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How to Camp and Travel with a Bad Back

Camping and Travelling with a bad back

By Elise Morgan

Those of us who love adventuring don’t ever want to stop, and we certainly aren’t going to let the years keep us from travelling. But as time marches on, many people find it more and more difficult to travel and venture outdoors.

One of the most common hurdles is a bad back. If your back pain is making you feel like your adventuring days are behind you, here are some tips to camp and travel with a bad back.

Pack smarter, not lighter.

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Being Outdoors For a Fast Medical Recovery

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There are many reasons why being outdoors for a fast medical recovery actually works.

By Mia Johnson

There are numerous reasons and benefits of being out on the open, especially somewhere where the air is clean and the weather and temperature is just right. From time to time we all need to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and from a stressful working environment, however, when you need to recover after surgery, there is no better way than heading outdoors. Camping and generally being read more

Prevent baby overheating when camping

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Prevent baby overheating when camping

By Allison Barfield

Finally, you’ve found an awesome weekend to take your family camping. You won’t have to worry about keeping your baby warm because the sun is out and shining to heat everything up. But keep in mind, that even with mild heat during the spring and summer your baby could get too hot.

Now, this isn’t meant to raise an alarm and you don’t have to wait until your baby is older to go camping. Just pay a little extra attention to your child read more

Taking timeout during recovery

5 Must-Have Hygiene Essentials for Camping

Taking timeout during recovery is so important to the healing process

By Michelle Peterson

When you’re in the process of recovering from an addiction, the more you can focus on treatment and avoid stressors and triggers, the better off you’ll be. With that in mind, taking a camping sabbatical can help to ensure your success. Here’s some practical advice for taking time for yourself so you can make positive changes.

Time to Regroup

Are you considering getting away from it all so you can regroup? Taking read more

Go for a Budget-Friendly Weekend Jaunt

Go for a Budget-Friendly Weekend Jaunt and feel so much better for it.

By Michelle Peterson

While indoor entertainment can help you decrease your stress levels and relax after a hard day at work, there are few things better for you than being outdoors. The combination of natural light, fresh air, and physical activity make outdoor experiences a great way to spend your weekend while keeping yourself healthy. If you’re interested in going on a weekend trip, look no further – here are some read more

Exercising Outdoors: Tips, Tricks & Benefits

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By Scarlet Gratton

Numerous studies have shown the benefits of outdoor exercise. Moderate levels of daily exercise can, and in most cases will, improve your mood and give you more energy. A 2010 study done by researchers from the University of Essex has analyzed ten studies with a topic of mood and self-esteem read more

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