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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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Best Wheeled Coolers | Top 5 Rolling Ice Chests

By Nate Alger

Getting away from it all can be hard enough. “the boat show” flickr photo by egarc2 https://flickr.com/photos/egarc2/473893888 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) licenseAdd on all those extra provisions and somewhere to store them, a peaceful trip away can soon become an arduous task.  One of the best ways to ease your burden is to […]

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Best Marine Coolers | Top 5 Ice Chests For Fishing

By Nate Alger

As any sailor will tell you, the caprices of the open water are not to be taken lightly. The saltwater and driving winds can wreak havoc on equipment and goods. As well as that, a bracing sea fishing trip can be ruined by a spoiled catch. The last thing you want is a boat cooler that […]

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Best Beach Coolers | 5 Options For You Beach Goer!

By Nate Alger

Last Updated: September 19th, 2018 Is there a more pleasant way to celebrate a little rest and relaxation than a trip out to the beach with some friends? I don’t think so. What adds to such a great time spent by the ocean are some cool drinks, snacks, and maybe even a barbecue.  But you can’t have […]

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Best Coolers On The Market | Ice Chest Review Guide

By Nate Alger

An excellent ice chest is part of the dream of the great outdoors: sitting around a campfire together and reaching behind for an ice-cold beer or a fresh snack. ImageModelSizePriceRatingCheck Price Yeti Tundra 6565 Quart$$$$ CHECK PRICE Pelican Products ProGear Elite 65 Quart$$$$ CHECK PRICE Grizzly Coolers 6060 Quart$$$$ CHECK PRICE Coleman  Xtreme 5120 Quart$$ CHECK PRICE […]

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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 2018 | 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 2018

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 can […]

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Best Ultra-Lightweight Hiking Backpacks in 2018

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 2018 | Top 5 Daypack Reviews

By Nate Alger

Last Updated: September 19th, 2018 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 […]

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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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