Health & Hygiene Archives

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The 11 Best First Aid Kits for Backpacking & Hiking of 2020

When traveling out into the backcountry, one of the ten essentials you should carry is some form of medical kit. We take you through some of the more common ailments, what to supplies to look for and ultimately which products are the best first aid kits for backpacking or hiking.

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How to Identify & Treat Exposure to Poison Ivy

Spend enough time outdoors, and you’re sure to encounter that dastardly villain commonly known as poison ivy rash. Learning how to identify and treat the rash is a valuable skill to have if you plan to spend much time trekking around the backcountry. Check out our guide to find out how.

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The 7 Best Backpacking Towels of 2020

If you are heading out on the trail and want to keep clean without the bulk of a regular towel, then you should consider investing in a lightweight microfiber backpacking towel. We’ve put 7 of the best backpacking towels on the market through their paces and break down our recommendations based on your needs.

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Going in the Woods: How to Dig a Cathole

One of the seven principals of Leave No Trace tackles the issue of human waste, so on a personal level, how do we accomplish this? We’ll guide you through the what? the why? the when? and the how? of digging a cathole in the woods.