Category Archives for Tips & Advice

Are We There Yet? Stop Asking, Just Keep Going

Mountain climbing is such an interesting outdoor activity, of which everyone should try to get involved in. If you have never ventured into the mountains, then you need to try it at least once before

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How to Sleep Comfortably When Camping in Cold Mountains

There is nothing so exciting for a new hiker like successfully reaching the top of a mountain, and taking time to sleep in regions that are pretty cold. These are the kind of challenges that make mountain

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Why Climbing with a Group is Better than Going Solo

The best experience that you can have as a mountain climber is joining a group that you share the same interest with. It is much better than going solo based on the fact that you will be able to enjoy

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How to Prevent Blisters in a Long Distance Hike

Hiking is one of the most thrilling activities that you can engage in at any time. While some people have hiked for years, some are just beginning to get acquainted with the abc’s of this activity.

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8 Reasons Why Some People Get Addicted to Hiking

Hiking can be so addictive considering the fact that it exposes your inner strength and weakness. It is also thrilling trying to achieve what you have never been exposed to before, not to mention the

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5 Trainings You Can Do in the City Before Your First Hike

It is important for you to prepare adequately prior to your first hike in order to avoid any mishap. While this can be helpful, finding the correct training can be a daunting task. However, this

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How to Relieve Body Pain After Climbing a Mountain

It’s said that people who like to hike have batteries inside their bodies because of their endurance. Also, sometimes hiking lovers are called robots because it seems that they don’t feel anything

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Going Down the Mountain? A Guide to Descending on Trails

There are quite a number of things that determine how fast you can descend on trails. However, with a good strategy and understanding of the physical features, you will be able to reach the end of

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5 Tips for Using Trekking Poles Properly

There are so many brands and models of trekking poles that you can buy and use for mountain climbing. These come in handy in regard to relieving back pain and strain on legs. At the same time, they

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How to Prevent Heat Stroke When Hiking on Summer

There are quite a number of hikers who have suffered the effects of heat stroke, of which is preventable by all means. While some experienced hikers understand the do’s and don’ts of hiking in

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What to Do When You Encounter a Snake in the Wilderness

If you are an experienced mountain climber, then definitely you must have come across a snake on the wilderness. Even so, a newbie might encounter a snake the very first time he/she goes hiking. In

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7 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Climb Alone

Climbing solo has its own thrills, of which you should enjoy irrespective of whether you are a seasoned or new climber. However, there is this fear that keeps a solo hiker from experimenting on things

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7 Mistakes Every Solo Hikers Make

There are quite a number of mistakes that you can make as a solo climber, of which can cause harm and even death if fatal. If there is anything you can do before going for mountain climbing is to ensure

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How to Clean the Tent Properly Without Washing

Tents need to be cleaned regularly for them to retain their utility value and last for a pretty long time. It is equally important for you to know that without following a recommended cleaning process,

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What to Pack on Your First Aid Kit Before a Hike

We all know that hiking is an exciting activity, but we shouldn’t forget that it’s also very dangerous. Hiking experts agree that hiking is one of the most dangerous activities and trip to the

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Why is it Important to Carry a Whistle in the Mountains

The climbers pack carefully and take along selected items to survive the unexpected. Certain equipment deserves space in every pack. A climber will not need every item on every trip, but essential

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Why Trail Running is Better than Road Running

Running is a traditional sport that is described as the most popular sport in the whole world. These days, running isn’t just a sport for competitive races. It’s called a hobby, a healthy lifestyle,

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7 Things that Could Save Your Life (Unexpectedly!)

When you’re spending a lot of time in the wilderness, you will someday experience a few emergencies. Even the most innocent and planned outings are potential survival situations. That fishing trip

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River Crossing: How to Cross a River Safely and Properly

The beauty of watching a mountain stream flowing through a forest could be your highlight of the hike. However, knowing how to cross it is a critical hiking skill. This is one of the riskier things

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What to Do When You’re Lost in the Wilderness Alone

They say backpackers live their lives in two types of jungles - the urban world and the real wilderness. Each has its own struggles, but there is a big difference when it comes to survival between

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