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Best Hiking Trails in Europe

Alsace Upper Rhine Valley France Europe

Whether you prefer long-distance trekking or relaxed day hikes, Europe has plenty of wonderful trails that every avid backpacker must visit. Amazing views await hikers — from crystalline lakes and waterfalls, quaint villages and towns to rugged mountains and cliffs, the continent has many sights to offer and warm loyal trekkers’ hearts. Get inspired for a fantastic hiking holiday in ...

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Safety Tips for Backcountry Hiking

Plenty of hikers get lost, incapacitated or even pass away while trekking throughout far-off spots on backcountry locations and wilderness spots in the country every year. The Coalition of National Park Service Retirees has said that hikes should not amount to injuries, deaths or expensive search and recovery missions. They could be avoided with proper planning before a trek. This article ...

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Hiking Binoculars Buying Guide

Bushnell Legend Ultra HD L-Series 10x 42mm Binoculars

Binoculars are really great for exploring your surroundings during a hike. However, there is more than one type of binocular you can use. And although this provides quite the variety in your options, it can also cause you some difficulty in figuring out which type is best for your hiking needs. If you’re not new to the world of binoculars, chances ...

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Garmin Oregon 700 and Garmin Oregon 750T Hiking GPS Review

Garmin Oregon 700 series GPS Glonass Handheld Navigators

People hike and go camping to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and everyday life; it is also a great way to commune with nature. Garmin has always been concerned with the needs of outdoor activity enthusiasts and that is why this year they have come up with the Oregon, which comes in three types; the ...

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What is the best clothing for hiking?

Great sight during hiking in the mountains

Hiking, one of man’s earliest outdoor activities. Even during prehistoric times, man considered hiking as one of his primary endeavours, at times very much necessary for his survival. Man would hike and wander for food, be it for hunting wild beasts or foraging for edible plants and fruits. Sources of fresh, clean water like water holes and mountain springs were ...

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Camp Safely in a Bear Area Tips

Caution bear area

Camping is one of the most fun outdoor activities you can do with your friends or family. But it’s also not without any dangers. In certain areas in the US and Canada, one common form of such threats is a bear encounter. Bears are naturally territorial, and if they feel or see any unfamiliar presence within their territory, regardless if ...

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Enjoying the Outdoors Responsibly

Hikers from every generation must all take part in the responsibility of keeping the wild and all trails in good condition. That way, future generations of avid backpackers and hikers will still be able to enjoy the wonderful trails that hikers of today can experience. Each hiker should take up his or her own code of conduct for the wild ...

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Hiking Folding Knives Buying Guide

Gerber Swagger Folding Knife, Serrated Edge, Drop Point [31-000594]

Folding knives are great and an essential part of your outdoor and backpacking gear. They are small and not dangerous when folded and stowed in your jacket, pants or backpack but they become very useful when you need to cut some rope, open a can of beans or in many other situations. But due to the large number of available ...

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