If you come across a bear while hiking, what are you supposed to do? To be honest, if you’re being charged at by a bear, there is very little that you can do. That’s why we highly recommend that any serious hike invest in bear spray. It’s a small price to pay to potentially save your life. in this guide we go over what to look for in bear spray, as well as a few of our favorites.
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The Best Heavy-Duty Hiking Backpacks  – Buying Guide
If you’re going hiking, you need a backpack that can take a beating from the elements. It needs to be not only comfortable and high-capacity, but it also need to be able to weather whatever weather you throw at it. In this guide, we talk about what makes a backpack heavy-duty, and we offer our 2 favorite heavy-duty hiking packs.
The Best Binoculars For Hiking  – Buying Guide
Binoculars are a great piece of equipment to bring with you on a hike or even just going around your town. If you are interested in watching wildlife and interacting with nature in a totally unique way, check out this buying guide to learn everything about binoculars!
Petzl Sarken Mountaineering Crampon Review
The Petzl Sarken is an advanced mountaineering crampon designed for those looking to take their mountain-climbing to the next level. Read our detailed review of its build quality, as well as its features.
The Best Hydration Packs for Hiking and Camping
All hikers and bikers know that one of the most inconvenient things to have to do on the trail is fumble around with your backpack in order to get your water. This can lead to dehydration, which can be deadly in extreme environments. In this list, we teach you a bit about hydration packs, which allow for hands-free hydration.
The Complete Alpine Skiing Gear Guide 
Skiing is not a very complicated sport. With that said, it can be daunting trying to figure out just what you need to get started. In this buying guide, we outline every crucial piece of equipment that you need to start skiing, and give our recommendations on a few.
The Best Camping Stoves for Backpacking – 2021
A camping stove can make the difference between a good and bad camping trip. Cooking can be a fun activity during the lulls of camping, especially at nighttime. It is important to be well prepared with a great stove. Check out our list to find our very favorite camping stoves.
The Best Multitools for Hiking and Camping
A good multitool is one of the most important things to have if you are going camping or hiking. We have compiled a list of the most important aspects of multitools, as well as our top 8 favorite multitools for backpacking.
The Best First Aid Kits for Backpacking, Hiking, and Camping
A good first aid kit is integral for a safe camping or hiking trip. Here, we have rounded up our five favorite first aid kits on the market and compared their strengths and weaknesses.
The Best Headlamps for Hiking and Camping 
Headlamps are one of the most pieces of equipment if you plan to be in the backcountry after dark. In this guide, we show you what to look for in a good headlamp, and provide some recommendations of our favorites.