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Nate Alger

Nate is avid CrossFitter who loves pushing his body to the max in his attempt to look stronger. He loves toppling outrageous hiking adventures. Some of his most recent excursions include the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and the Half Dome hike in Yosemite National Park.

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Ultra-Lightweight Backpacking Gear | The 7 Essentials

By Nate Alger

Ready to go on your next backpacking adventure but don’t have the right gear? We put together the 7 essentials for lightweight, simple backpacking with all the equipment you could possibly need. Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just trying to break into the trekking scene, maintaining or building your collection of equipment can be a daunting […]

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Best Hiking Backpacks in 2017 | In Depth Review Guide

By Nate Alger

Hiking is awesome.The meeting of humankind and nature on a brisk hike can inspire and invigorate and comes with an abundance of health benefits. I hike because I love to be in nature and experience the beauty around me. The polluted city air pales in comparison to the brisk fresh air of a nearby state […]

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Best Waterproof Backpacks in 2017

By Nate Alger

There is a lot resting on a good waterproof backpack. How well the bag is designed impacts your comfort, but also your safety too. When going on a long hike or just a short day trip, we are often at the mercy of the elements.If important gear, clothes, or worse work documents get wet we […]

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Best Ultra-Lightweight Hiking Backpacks in 2017

By Nate Alger

Hiking can be a serious business.Not only do you have to pack all-weather clothes and provisions, you also feel the weight more as you begin to tire. So why add extra pounds with any old backpack? In this detailed article, we want to provide you some great recommendations for lightweight comfortable backpacks that won’t slow […]

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Best Day Hiking Backpacks in 2017 | Top 5 Daypack Reviews

By Nate Alger

It’s never been more important to step away from our electronics and dive into nature. With the onset of smart devices and the demand for round-the-clock online contact, it can be hard to find significant time away from the internet.Personal health retreats and mindfulness seminars are becoming more and more popular. Quite frankly, we think […]

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The 10 Best Day Hikes in the United States

By Nate Alger

The U.S. is loaded with amazing hiking trails. Thanks in large part to our extensive National Park system, there are still plenty of places out there where you can surround yourself with the beauty and majesty of nature– and challenge your stamina and courage.From daunting rock climbs to more relaxing forest treks, these day hikes […]

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What Are CrossFit Shoes? Why Proper CrossFit Shoes Are Key

By Nate Alger

CrossFit is intense.It is a whole new breed of workout goers and gym rats that want to workout at maximum intensity at maximum capacity for of course, you guessed it, maximum results.Personally, I have only been doing CrossFit for about half a year, but I am starting to accustom myself to the level of fierceness […]

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Adidas CrossFit Shoes Review Guide | The Top 5 Sneakers

By Nate Alger

CrossFit training is unlike traditional workout regimens in that it is uses many different movements from lifting to sprinting to box jumps, deadlifts and the fun list goes on and on. With the recent surge in the popularity of CrossFit training, a new class of shoe has been developed. CrossFit footwear is not like your […]

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Best Reebok CrossFit Weightlifting Shoes Review: A Buyers Guide

By Nate Alger

CrossFit has been the rising star in fitness since the early 2000s.  The CrossFit world has seen over 100% year over year growth to over 13 million gyms in 120 countries.  There are now $4 Million avid CrossFitters around the world! Combining high intensity workouts and a profound self-challenging philosophy, this regime for the new […]

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