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Explore hidden mountain paths, learn the tips and tricks of backpacking, and choose the best backpacking equipment based on reviews written by passionate and experienced backpackers.

How to Survive a Bear Attack

How to Survive a Bear Attack

Every backpacker should learn how to survive a bear attack before heading for the woods. While these magnificent beasts aren’t that violent, they can be deadly if not properly handled.

Best Hiking Boots for Men Top 10 2019

We all know that a good pair of hiking boots really makes a difference when out on a trail. After careful consideration, we comprised a top ten of the best hiking boots for men where we included boots suitable for each season and terrain.

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Trails

Comprehensive guides for undiscovered and top-rated trails, explored by expert backpackers.

Adventures

Take a walk on the wild side! Learn about the adventures and misadventures of our colleagues or share your own story!

Tips

Everything you need to know about ultralight backpacking, low-impact hiking, trail cooking, and more.

Top Picks

Heavily curated equipment & gear reviewed by our experts. We test backpacking gear so you can make an informed choice.

Glamping

Find out how you can enjoy the benefits of camping without sacrificing comfort. It’s camping, but glamorous.

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Restless Backpacker was created by people with a true passion for hiking. When we’re not writing about our experiences, we’re up there, in the mountains or on the trail.