Category Archives: Hiking & Hiking Gear

3 Mistakes You Need to Avoid When Going On A Hiking Trip

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As mother nature continues to heal and grow back into her full glory, enthusiasts are now blessed with the opportunity to experience the great outdoors in a multitude of ways. For hikers, in particular, the possibilities of getting an unadulterated view of St. Louis and all of Missouri are as abundant as ever, with routes […]

The Difference Between Hiking and Trekking – Our Guide

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You’ve been invited to go on a hike and you’re wondering what you should bring. You want to make sure you come fully prepared, after all. Will trekking shoes make the cut? Or is there footwear specifically designed for hiking? Is there even a difference between hiking and trekking? You’ve heard people use the terms […]

5 Common Types of Outdoor Ropes – What to Choose

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Outdoor activities won’t ever be complete without the use of ropes. Whether for hiking, marine adventure, or mere outdoor decoration, ropes have various uses and applications. For the most part, we are well-acquainted with the climbing ropes, which are exactly what they sound. However, did you know that there are different types of outdoor ropes […]

Packing For a Trek: Demystifying Unhelpful Packing Habits

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If you’re about to embark on your first trek, it can be tempting to indulge yourself in everything you see in a camping store. Especially for groups taking on a multi-day hike, purchasing trendy gear—and a lot of it—can be a pretty common trap. However, you won’t likely need to invest in the latest and […]

The Dos & Don’ts of Caring for Your Hiking Boots

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After being cooped up indoors for months, you’re now gearing up for a nice socially-distanced trek along one of the hundreds of hiking trails in St. Louis. However, once you have dressed up and are prepared to head out, you find that the soles of your hiking footwear have come apart. Now, you’re all dressed […]

Hiking Boots Starter Guide: How to Choose the Boots That Fit You

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Preparing the right gear and equipment before a hike is important. Firstly, these gears are essential for safety. Hiking poses different challenges and threats, and while a great hiking experience makes for an awesome adventure, negligence can easily lead to accidents and injuries that could’ve been prevented. The most common items you need to prepare […]

3 Reasons You Need to Wear Waterproof Boots When Hiking

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Do you always find your feet soaking wet after hiking through not-so-dry conditions? You are most likely using the wrong hiking footwear. Unless you love the feeling of water getting in between your toes, you should be wearing waterproof hiking boots. Not only will they keep your feet nice and dry, but they are the […]

Top 4 Essentials You Need to Pack For a Successful Hike For Beginners

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Exploring the great outdoors by hiking is one of the best ways to immerse yourself in nature with friends, family, or even by yourself. You can approach it in various ways – from taking on an adventurous walk deep into national forests or taking on the challenge of hiking up mountains. Of course, the equipment […]