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My SCARIEST Human Encounter while Hiking (learn from it)

You are going to rarely but occasionally encounter dangerous, weird, or sketchy people while hiking and backpacking. This is the story of when it happened to me and what you can learn from it. Patreon keeps this channel going. Please contribute 🤘: Follow me on Instagram or it will rain on your next hike: My podcast is the #1 BEST backpacking podcast on earth: 👉 MY FAVORITE GEAR 👈 Tent – Ultralight CHEAP Rainjacket – Sleeping Pad […]

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How I Pack All My Backpacking Gear Into A 50L Pack

How do you pack your gear into your backpack? With so many different sized backpacks to choose from and designs, here is a look at how you might pack your backpacking gear in your pack with the gear you take on trips. This video features the newly designed Waymark Gear LITE 50L frameless backpack, but the same rules apply for any backpack. Also understand that your gear may be different as well, in size and shape. So […]

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5 Things I Wish I Knew When I Started Hiking Alone (Pt1)

I’ve learned so many things since my first solo hike. Looking back, some of my mistakes are just plain ridiculous. If you’re new to hiking, I’ll make your life a bit easier, because in this video I share five things that I wish I knew when I just started hiking alone. Actually, I have at least 10 important tips that I want to share, but I can’t cover them in a single video, which is why this […]

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10 Reasons Why Fanny Packs Are Incredible For Backpacking & Hiking

Listed in this video are my top 10 reasons to use a fanny pack while backpacking, thruhiking, or just plain hiking. Fanny packs (aka hip-packs for the less fancy) are the ultimate in on-trail convenience. They have completely changed my hiking style and have become an essential piece of my backpacking kit. Here’s my favorite fanny pack: Some other great options: __ MY GEAR __ A Few Of My Favorite Gear Choices: ~ The BEST UL Headlamp: […]

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3 skills I learned from hiking alone

In this video I talk about 3 things that I’ve learned from hiking alone that you should be aware of if you’re considering going yourself As quintessentially introvert-like as it is, I looove hiking alone. It’s a bit like a meditation for me because I’m present and absorbing where I am, when I’m there. But while I’ve always enjoyed doing it, I also sometimes felt (and still feel) a bit worried and anxious about going – because […]

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This is why they all hate hiking

Check out these 5 mistakes that first-time thru-hikers will make when they’re new to hiking. I take my friend Mark out on a 4-day hiking trip and we both make some rookie mistakes that you can avoid in this video! Total Body Workout for Hikers (Follow Along, No Equipment) If you want to get join our community forum for hikers, click the invite below! TRAIN My $10 Beginners Program ►Elements: Strength & Mobility Program ►Hike Strong: Uphill […]

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BACKPACKING & HIKING HACKS For Your Next Thru Hike or Backpacking Trip (TESTED AND TRIED)

Welcome back family, friends and followers! We hope you enjoy this video of our favorite and most effective hiker hacks. We used a majority of them on our own thru hike in 2019 and others were used by trusted trail family. We feel these can be used by day hikers and experienced thru hikers. If you happen to have any of your own hiker hacks please include those in the comment section. Thanks again for tuning in! […]

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Hiking the Ultimate White Mountains Backpacking Loop

3 Days of Hammock Camping, Hiking & Backpacking on the White Mountains Presicat Loop. For this 3 day, 2 night summer backpacking trip, I’ll be hiking a 30 mile backpacking loop in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest. I call this the Presicat loop because it’s comprised of the Carter Range and Wildcat Range on one side, and the northern section of the Presidential Range on the other. This route creates a grand tour of the northern […]

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HIKING SKILLS FOR MULTI-DAY HIKING | Hiking Tips For Beginners

New to multi-day hiking? Not sure where to start? In this video, I talk about a few basic hiking skills that you need if you want to walk a multi-day hike. This list shows only a few hiking skills that you might want to learn before you start hiking a long-distance trail. From how to pack your hiking pack to selecting the right gear, it is important to learn these skills before you start hiking. Feel free […]

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