Hiking in a rainstorm sucks! It’s cold, wet, and miserable, but things could be worse. If you’re not careful your entire pack could get soaked. This brings up the question: Are Hiking Backpacks Waterproof? It’s rare for a hiking backpacks to be completely waterproof. The polyester/nylon shells make packs water… Read More »Are Hiking Backpacks Waterproof? Is a Waterproof Backpack Necessary?
Wool and Merino Wool share many of the same qualities, but they’re not the same. So what’s the difference between merino wool and traditional wool? Merino wool comes from a specific breed of “Merino Sheep”. Merino sheep grow consistently high quality wool with very fine fibers. This makes merino wool… Read More »What’s The Difference Between Merino Wool and Regular Wool?
Hiking boots are becoming a rare sight on trails these days. Most people are shifting towards lightweight/comfortable trail runners, but there’s another trend that might surprise you. I’m seeing more people wear hiking sandals on the trail, but is it really a good idea? Can You Where Sandals For Hiking?… Read More »Can You Hike In Sandals?
We’ve all been warned to watch out for ticks, but we rarely hear how a tick gets on your body. There are lots of myths surrounding ticks. They don’t fly, can’t jump and don’t fall down from trees. So How Do Ticks Get On Your Body? Ticks wait in tall… Read More »How Does a Tick Get On You and Burrow into Skin?
I’ve often wondered why experts recommend showering after hiking through tick infested areas and why does it reduces your risk of getting infected with tick borne illness. It’s obviously easier to check your body without clothes, but do ticks wash off in the shower? According to the CDC showering after… Read More »Do Ticks Wash Off In The Shower?
Small dog breeds might seem like they have endless energy, but can they keep up on a long hike? They might not be your first choice for rough terrain, but you’d be surprised how tough small dogs can be. Can I Take My Small Dog Hiking? Yes you can take… Read More »Can I Take My Small Dog Hiking? Tips For Hiking With Small Dogs
It can be hard to find the right pace when you first start trail running. Your average pace will quickly drop as you adjust to the different trail conditions, but it will get better over time. What is a good trail running pace once you get past the beginner phase?… Read More »What Is a Good Trail Running Pace?
Washing and drying wool clothing can be tricky at times. Throughout the years, I’ve shrunk more merino wool base layers than I care to admit. It doesn’t take long for a careless mistake to ruin your wool clothing. Looking back I can’t remember ever shrinking a pair of merino wool… Read More »Do Merino Wool Socks Shrink in The Washer and Dryer?
All I want to do is lay down after a long hike! I have sore knees, swollen feet, and an achy back. On the other hand, my dog Zoey acts like she could hike 10 more miles. It’s hard to tell if she’s sore or just really good at hiding… Read More »Do Dogs Get Sore From Hiking?
Dogs make the perfect hiking companions! They’re overly enthusiastic, never complain and keep up with even the most experienced hikers. You probably don’t even realize how much your dog can endure on the trail. Unfortunately, that enthusiasm and drive can lead your dog down a dangerous path. Blind devotion is… Read More »7 Reasons Why A Dog Might Lick Their Paws After a Hike