Hiking & Camping

Hiking articles explore ways to stay fit and see the natural world. Discover the world of hiking and camping in this channel.

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Remember the thrill of discovering that one-of-a-kind rock in the sandbox when you were a child? Gem hunting provides that same excitement, except these treasures may be worth thousands.

By Ed Grabianowski

Learn how to hike to stay fit and commune with nature. A day-long hike up and down hills burns as much energy as running a marathon. This article has tips on preparing for a hike, including what to wear, what to pack, and more.

By Tommy Boone

More than 150 years ago, an Englishman in Dartmoor inadvertently inspired a hobby that today has thousands of people playing along: letterboxing. Learn all about letterboxing.

By Jonathan Strickland


Thousands of people around the world use their GPS receivers to geocache, or seek out treasures hidden by other players while exploring interesting locations. Explore the history of geocaching and learn how to find and place geocaches of your own.

By Jonathan Strickland

Prepare for your next camping trip by learning how to make and repair camping equipment. This article gives tips for repairing a tent making a tarp and resoling hiking boots. Helpful illustrations are included.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

Long before GPS satellites and other high-tech navigational aids, people used the Earth's natural magnetism to navigate the unknown. Learn how a compass works and how to create your own!

By Marshall Brain

Even if you're "roughing it," it's still nice to have a few of the comforts of home in the great outdoors. Here's a list of 10 you should pack.

By Garth Sundem