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15 tips for backpacking in the rain

Forecast looking grey and wet? With a little preparation, you can enjoy the outdoors even in constant rain.

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How to beat blisters

Blisters can put an end to your fun, but they don’t have to. With proper treatment, you can prevent these little nasties from becoming showstoppers.

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How to prepare for your first trail race

So you’ve been running for at least six months, and now you want to run your first trail race. You just haven’t figured out the details yet.

trail shoes

Gear guide: trail running shoes

The right trail runners will help you dance through the techy bits, make the miles easier, and reduce the risk of injury. Here’s how you choose a pair.

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Trail running essentials

There are at least a dozen items that no seasoned trail runner will hit the trail without. What should you be packing for your next run?

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Trail running technique

Master these techniques, and you too can run trails with the speed and prowess of a goat, or at the very least, avoid injury and have more fun.

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How to choose and wear pants for running

Shorts or tights? With underwear or without? Learn the answers to these and other questions about the best pants for running in.

fastpacking gear

Fastpacking essentials

By choosing to go fast and light, you accept a real challenge – limiting your kit to just ten pounds while ensuring your comfort and safety.

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Fastpacking 101

Combining speed and range, this crossover between trail running and backpacking is the obvious approach for runners looking to expand their horizons.