How to Clean Dirty Hiking Boots

March 6, 2018 9

Hiking boots and shoes are meant to get dirty. A squeaky clean boot is a sign that your adventures are obviously not epic enough. However, in order to prolong their life, it is important to clean your hiking boots when they get dirty. Dirt and caked-on mud can prematurely dry out leather, and can abrade…

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Nikwax Testimonials: “An Ounce of Prevention…”

February 28, 2018 0

Guest Contributor: Lori LaBissoniere My pack and I recently tested out some freshly waterproofed gear in the Wallowa Mountain range in Northeastern Oregon. Known as “The Oregonian Alps,” this mystical region traditionally experiences pretty heavy winters. This winter, instead of blissfully falling snow, we found rain. Luckily, we came prepared. As we took off with…

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Nikwax Testimonials: “Caring for Your Ski Skins”

February 23, 2018 0

Guest Contributors: Emma Walker (Top entry) and  Jeremy Benson (Bottom entry) EMMA’S STORY: I can’t think of anything that can ruin an otherwise-lovely ski tour like ski skins that aren’t doing their job. Ironically, I also can’t think of a piece of gear that’s more mistreated and misunderstood. It’s funny that this piece of gear…

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