Hiking

Women Behind the Gear: REI Flash 45 Pack

Right from the start, industrial designer Ash Price noticed that men tend to design gear, while women design apparel. She wanted to change that. “It was really important to me to become a voice for women in gear ...

3 Homemade Trail Mix Recipes that aren’t GORP

Munching on cardboard-inspired energy bars that turn into glue the more you chew them gets old fast. So do plain almonds. We’re helping you level up your snack game with trail mix recipes that turn a casual snack ...

Shinrin-Yoku: The Art of Slowing Down

If my day went as planned, I’d probably record the unofficial slowest known time (SKT) to get anywhere in Seattle’s Discovery Park. I had no phone, nowhere to go and two hours to get there. I wondered, in ...

A Gift of Time: What the Trail Can Teach

You decide you want to spend several months walking, carrying only what you need on your back. Your feet are tired, your shirt is dirty, the salt from sweat is rubbing against your skin causing unidentifiable rashes, you’re ...

Ask an Expert: Can I Hike in Yoga Pants?

One of the best things about the co-op is the thriving community of gearheads, dirtbags, bird nerds, thru-hikers, peak-baggers, storytellers and more who work in our stores and headquarters, guide our trips and teach our classes. In this ...

How to Skin Rabbits and Squirrels

Once you’ve dressed your bag of squirrels and rabbits, getting them ready for the grill or pot is just a matter of removing the skin. And that process will go super fast if you follow these simple instructions.THE ...

Screwworm Spreads From Key Deer to Pets, Checkpoints Open

Hunters must already stop at game checkpoint stations set up during deer season. Now, in parts of Florida, motorists traveling with pets must stop, too, as officials try to stop the spread of New World screwworm.According to Miami ...