When the weather is warm, out come our sandals. Unfortunately, after a few wears, foot odor can start to come with them, and over time, our favorite sandals can become our stinkiest. Sweat, dirt, grime, campfire smoke, and other crud can begin to prevent us from feeling as confident in
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.
Guest Contributor: Ryen Cosgro After hiking the Pacific Crest Trail this year, I thought most of my gear was done for. My rain jacket, down jacket, and down quilt were absolutely disgusting. The quilt was especially bad, and it was stained in a special blend of dirt and slimy sweat.
It’s officially spring, which means that hiking season is here. Which means it’s time to bust out your boots (and if you didn’t store them properly last fall, time to clean and waterproof). Got it? Great. Now the fun starts. Whether you’re heading out for a leisurely stroll or a