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Hiking Backpacks: Technical Packs for Your Next Adventure

When it comes to embarking on outdoor adventures, having the right gear can make all the difference. As avid explorers ourselves, we understand the importance of finding the perfect hiking backpack that not only offers durability and functionality but also aligns with your individual needs …Read More

Backcountry Basics: Stove Selection

Choosing the correct backpacking stove may seem like a daunting task, considering all the options that are available today. We’re here to help you sort through all the possibilities and help you find the right one. Important things to consider when selecting a backpacking stove ...Read More

Backcountry Basics: Water Filters and Purifiers

Water treatment is essential on the trail. Safety is your number one priority for enjoying the outdoors, and unlike any other gear category, proper water treatment will protect your health by preventing water-borne illness. Water treatment is any process that improves the overall quality of ...Read More

Saugatuck Dunes State Park Trail Guide

Just a quick drive north and you can hit the beautiful Saugatuck Dunes State Park. With dunes over 200 feet tall and 2.5 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, this park is a cannot miss destination. 4 trails all provide access to Lake Michigan Check out ...Read More

Andrews University Trail Guide

A hidden local favorite is the Andrews University Trail System. These trails are beloved by the Andrews University students and open to the public. The loop trail is popular among mountain bikers, with frequent short inclines and declines making for a great workout. The Andrews ...Read More

Backcountry Basics: Rainwear Selection

Bringing the wrong rain jacket on a big trip can be miserable. Wet and cold is not the preferred way to backpack. In a wetter climate you will want more resilient rain gear (like a GORE-TEX), and in a presumably drier climate you may go ...Read More

Yankee Springs Recreation Area Trail Guide

Boasting nine lakes and a very scenic part of the North Country trail is Yankee Springs State Recreation Area. Camping, boating, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, as well as equestrian organization group campground all be found at the state area. This gem is only an ...Read More