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Gear: Trail Running Essentials

Other than the clothes on your back, all the gear you really need is a good pair of shoes. With trail running, the same logic applies. But there are a few additional items that can make tearing into your local wilderness on your own two feet a lot more enjoyable. Here are the refreshingly simple basics.

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Gear: Family Car Camping

The danger of car camping is the temptation to bring everything, plus the kitchen sink—or at least as much as can pack into your vehicle.

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Gear: Rock Climbing

Climbing opportunities are everywhere—from outdoor cliffs and boulders to more than 850 gyms in North America alone.

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Gear: Bike Commuting

The rapid increase in bike share programs, more cycle-friendly urban areas, and a generally wider embrace of cycling culture has introduced a welcome flood of bike commuters in the country’s cities.

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Gear: Backpacking Essentials

When backpacking, weight is the name of the game. You want to bring all the gear you need to be safe and happy, but not so much as to burden yourself on the trail.

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Gear: …Or Lack Thereof

NOT Wearing Wearable Tech

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Gear: Mountain Biking

One thing that’s not on this mountain bike essentials list? The bike…

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Gear: Fly Fishing

Like many of us, you probably dream about fishing more than you get to practice your dead drifts.

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Gear: Day Hiking Packs and the Little Stuff

Now that we’ve covered the right things to wear while day hiking, we turn our attention to the other essentials: finding the perfect backpack, and then collecting all the things you should consider putting in your backpack. 

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Gear: Day Hiking Footwear and Apparel

If you’ve never set foot on a dirt trail for a serious length of time, the concept of hiking can seem daunting—especially when you reach the trailhead and see a phalanx of warning signs about slippery rocks, the threat of wildlife, and a map depicting a miles-long, undulating network of trails.

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