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How Much Does it Cost to Hike the AT

Money is something we think about constantly! In our everyday lives, we grind at work to pay the bills. Many of us balance student loans, car payments, rent/ mortgages, electric,...

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The Most Important Piece of Hiking Gear: SHOES

Your shoes are the single most important piece of gear you will buy! I'm going to let that sink in. Your shoes are the single most important piece of gear you will buy! It doesn'...

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Are Hiking Socks More Important Than Your Shoes?

Short answer: no Even with the perfect pair of socks, the wrong shoes will still generate blisters and ruin your life. Long answer: well maybe The reverse is also true. You co...

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You’re Going to Want Dirty Girls and Here’s Why…

First of all, get your head out of the clouds. Dirty Girls are, “sassy and stylish ultra-light trail-running and hiking gaiters.” They’re basically a comfortable, stretchy, q...

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How to arrive prepared for a guided day hike

We’ll keep it quick, because when you come on a hike with HMH it’s about the experience, not the planning. That being said we want you to arrive prepared, and there are certain...

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Never Leave Behind the Z-Seat

Never Leave Behind the Z-Seat First thing’s first, what’s a Z-seat? A Z-seat is a piece of accordion-style, closed-cell foam manufactured by Therm-a-Rest. ...

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Reasons to Ditch Your Spork Before Your Next Backpacking Trip

Reasons to ditch your spork before your next backpacking trip: Sporks as we know them have actually been around for centuries. They were used for eating terrapin and ice cream i...

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PSA: If you still use a Sawyer Squeeze, you’re doing it wrong!

PSA: If you still use a Sawyer Squeeze, you’re doing it wrong! I may ruffle some feathers with this post, but I’m going to keep it short and to the point. ...

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