Category: Hiking

6 Signs to Take Caution While Walking the Woods or Hiking


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There are plenty of reasons to plan, prepare, and create a walk in the outdoors that is secure and enjoyable, and will keep you coming back–but sometimes nature has a different idea. Sure, we take water, snacks, our cellphone, and keep bug spray and sunscreen handy for those warm-weather walks, but we can’t foresee every […]

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Rumpl NanoLoft Flame Blanket: Our Review of This Fire-Resistent Outdoor Cover-Up

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Rumpl Flame Blanket

We have to hand it to the folks at Rumpl for coming up with one great name for a camping, hiking, and general outdoor blanket that it refers to as the NanoLoft Flame Blanket. Sure, it’s warm as heck, but it is made to resist the fires of the campfire, fire pit, fireplace, or any […]

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The 5 Best Hiking Socks for Men

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Editor’s Note: Products featured on Wide Open Spaces are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.  Hiking socks and shoes are the most important gear when it comes to hiking. Of course, you’ll want to invest in proper apparel as well, but making sure […]

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The 5 Best Toddler Carriers for Hiking

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Editor’s Note: Products featured on Wide Open Spaces are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.  Little kids bring so much joy to your life, but it’s no secret that they also have the tendency to distract new parents from their hobbies and interests […]

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10 Best Rain Gear Brands for Fishing

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Editor’s Note: Products featured on Wide Open Spaces are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. Everyone who spends time outdoors, fishing or otherwise, knows a rainy day can’t be one of those things that stops you. A little rain never hurt anyone, and […]

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Best Ways to Observe the 2022 Winter Solstice Outdoors


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Christmas is quickly approaching, and most of our minds are probably on that busy time of year. But the winter solstice is also quickly approaching. On December 21, the first day of winter, the Northern hemisphere will be tilted farthest from the sun. The result is the shortest day of the year, giving way to […]

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Map Shows the 50 Most Underrated State Parks in the U.S.


Underrated State Parks

When it comes to planning a trip to a natural paradise, almost everyone gravitates towards National Parks. We understand why. Places like Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, Badlands in South Dakota, Grand Canyon in Arizona or Yosemite in California are gorgeous. Few places can match the beauty of a place like North Cascades National Park […]

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Best North Carolina State Parks


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North Carolina is one of the most welcoming and beautiful states in the nation. The Tar Heel State has some of the best hunting and fishing in the country, and some of the most picturesque state parks you could ever imagine. Whether you love to camp, hike, or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery, North Carolina’s […]

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The 5 Best Hiking Sticks and Trekking Poles That’ll Give Your Knees a Break

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Editor’s Note: Products featured on Wide Open Spaces are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. Hikes can be hard, and there’s no shame whatsoever in seeking out a bit of support. A well-made hiking stick or set of poles can spare your knees […]

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A Daypack Is A Must-Have for Short Hikes

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Editor’s Note: Products featured on Wide Open Spaces are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. A daypack is essentially a regular bag with a bit more grit to it. They’re simple in their design, lightweight, and just the right size for carrying all […]

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The Most Durable & Comfortable Hiking Pants for Men

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Editor’s Note: Products featured on Wide Open Spaces are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission.  If you’re new to hiking, you might not think that you need a ton of specific gear to get out there. After all, we’re just talking about a […]

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5 of the Best Hiking Sandals for Men

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Editor’s Note: Products featured on Wide Open Spaces are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our links, we may earn a commission. Hiking is, by and large, the easiest outdoor activity to form into a hobby. At its foundation, it’s simply taking a walk in the woods, and aside from […]

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