Adventure Upgrades: Hike Smarter and Farther

Take your backpacking to the next level. Our experts craft custom plans for readers who asked for help with navigation, winter camping, thru-hiking, and more.

Ready for the next level, but don’t know where to start? Try these tips we customized for six readers who wanted to elevate their skills. Go bigger and hike smarter with advice from experts on navigation, family camping, gear maintenance, thru-hiking, cooking, and winter camping.

Thru-Hike a Long Trail

Cook Like a Pro

Camp Comfortably in Winter

Make Gear Last

Take the Family Hiking and Camping

Navigate Off Trail