Man and woman set up backpacking tent.

Picking the Right Tent For Backpacking and Camping

March 29, 2022

By Alexander Popp   They say that “Home Is Where The Heart Is”, but in the wilderness home is almost always four walls of weather-resistant materials that protect you from the elements and give you a place to lay your head for a night or two. Tents, Hammocks, and Tarps are what most people […]

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Hiking Gear Essentials – 5 Items To Start Hiking Safely

February 15, 2022

By Alexander Popp   One of the main reasons why I love hiking is how accessible it is. No matter who you are or where you live, you can head off into the woods and get some great exercise, peace of mind, without a huge bill for gear, clothing, and lessons/training. In most cases, […]

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Hiker Hygene Hacks – 5 Creative Ways to Stay Healthy on the Trail

February 9, 2022

By Chelsea Parrott   Whether your hike is hours or months long, proper hygiene is key to staying on the trail. Neglecting simple health concerns can spell a recipe for defeat as small problems turn into issues that require extraction and front-country medicine.  Keep yourself and other hikers healthy by preparing for your journey […]

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First Aid Kit Essentials – 10 First Aid Items Every Hiker Should Pack

February 2, 2022

Basic backpacking first aid items for one hiker during an 8-day backpacking trip   By Chelsea Parrott   As an outdoor educator, I help hikers and backpackers reduce unnecessary weight from their backpacks. The lighter the pack, the easier it is to traverse long distances. I am by no means an “ultralight” packer, but […]

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So you want to hike the Appalachian Trail – Tips from a former Thru-Hiker

January 26, 2022

By Alexander Popp    When I started hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2017, I didn’t really grasp the true gravity of what I was attempting. I was partially prepared by years of weekend warrior hiking in my teens and early 20’s, and a lot of good advice from a close relative who successfully hiked […]

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hiker sits in camp at a campsite in North Carolina.

Four checkpoints for selecting a backcountry campsite

January 14, 2022

By Chelsea Parrott   When choosing a tent site or hammock site, it is important to choose the safest location for yourself and for the health of the ecosystem where you will be visiting.  For every outdoor recreational area, there will be unique factors governing the best practice for campsite selection. Always plan ahead […]

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Backpacking Holiday 2021 Gift Guide – Gifts, Clothes, Gear and More

November 12, 2021

By Alexander Popp   Got a backpacker in your life, but don’t know what to put under the Christmas Tree this year? Well don’t stress, because World’s Best Adventures has got you covered with our Holiday 2021 Backpacking Gift Guide!  Check it out here and let us know what you end up getting for […]

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