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11 Best First Aid Kits for Hiking & Backpacking [2024 Update]

A detailed buyer’s guide that reviews 11 hiking-specific first aid kits and runs you through the basics of how to treat common ailments and injuries out on the trail.
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Best Dog Backpack for Hiking: 7 Top Packs for Your Pooch

Carrying too much stuff? Have your furry trail companion share the load with his/her very own doggy pack! Learn all about the top K-9 specific backpacks and how to choose the right one for your pup.
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Best Compass For Hiking and Backpacking:2024 Update

An essential for the outdoors, picking the best compass for hiking is simple with our hands-on reviews of the top models.
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Best Hiking Watches: Trialed & Tested [2024 Update]

Tired of fooling around with paper maps and/or losing your way on the trail? If so, it’s time to invest in a great hiking watch! In this guide, we show you 10 of our favorites.
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Best Women’s Daypack for Hiking: Top 9 Recommendations

In this buyer’s guide, we introduce you to 9 awesome, women’s-specific backpacks for day hikes. From ultralight, minimalist models to fully-featured gear-haulers, our list has something for everyone!
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Best GPS for Hiking: Our Top 9 Picks for Outdoor Adventures

Backcountry navigation is so much simpler with a GPS device. In this straight-talkin’, no-nonsense guide, we’ll be sharing reviews of our favorite GPS devices and helpful tips on how to choose the right model for your tastes and budget.
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Best Water Purification Tablets of 2024

Don’t fancy a dose of crypto, giardia, or diarrhea? Check out our reviews of this year’s best water treatment tabs so you can stay healthy when out in the wilds.
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Best Hydration Bladder For Hiking & Backpacking

In this guide, we introduce you to 11 of our favorite hydration bladders. From premium models built to last a lifetime to ultralight, packable bladders for backpacking, our list has something for everyone.
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Best Hiking Umbrella For All-Weather Protection

Rain jackets get all the glory, don’t they? No more! In this comprehensive buyer’s guide, we’ll introduce you to another highly practical and trail-worthy alternative that’s also mightily handy for sun protection, too.