National Park love letters

Honest Love Letters to National Parks

Great Smoky Mountains National Park We absolutely adore you. Your mountains are the tallest and strongest of anywhere east of the Mississippi, your free entry makes you a friend to all, and your shelters are a warm, dry refuge for Appalachian Trail hikers. You are full...

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10 Essentials to Have Sex in a Tent

The 10 Essentials for Having Sex in a Tent

As loyal Wilderness Press readers know, February is the month when we share informative tips from one of our very favorite books, Sex in a Tent by Michelle Waitzman. After all, we are a guidebook company and our goal is to guide you in all outdoor activities. Plus, it benefits us...

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How to know if you've seen a troll, Wilderness Press,

How to Know if You’ve Seen a Troll in the Forest

Yes, you read that headline correctly. Trolls. Any outdoor enthusiast should be well-versed in what to do if you encounter different wild animals. But rarely (or ever?) do we talk about the forest's most elusive and mischievous inhabitant—the troll. To be clear, we're not talking about...

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How to hygge, Norway, Wilderness Press

How to Hygge the Norwegian Way

I spent a week in Norway over the holidays and became well-versed in the art of hygge. Hygge is actually a Danish term (Norwegians call it kos) but both words mean the same thing—creating a mood of coziness and comfort so that you can feel...

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2019 Resolutions, Wilderness Press

Resolutions You Won’t Break in a Month

We can all agree that making resolutions is trying at best, dejecting at worst. A fresh, exciting new year begins and we are full of ideas and aspirations and good intentions. So we make well-meaning resolutions. Ambitious goals. They’re great until it’s December again and...

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John Muir Instagram, Wilderness Press, Meditations of John Muir

If John Muir Were on Instagram

*Snap* How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! #nofilter Let me just take a moment to post this on Instagram for all my adoring fans to seen once they wake from their slumber. True mountaineers are awake to watch the sun rise and light up the...

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How to cut down a Christmas tree, Wilderness Press

How to Cut Down a Christmas Tree

The calendar has turned the page to December, which means that now it's officially the holiday season (looking at you, early decorators!). As with everything else, we support shopping local when it comes to bringing home a Christmas tree. If you're lucky enough to live near a national...

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Halloween, Wilderness Press

The Scariest Things That Can Happen on a Hike

Halloween is here! If you frighten easily, that means all the ghosts and goblins will soon disappear for another year. Or will they? Every day can be Halloween in the woods if you encounter some of these terrifying tricks on the trail. Lose cell phone service You get...

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How to Wear Flannel, Wilderness Press

How to Properly Wear Flannel

If fall had a dress code, it'd be flannel. And boots and puffy vests and knit hats, but we're gathered here today to talk about flannel. You're probably thinking to yourself, "What does a guidebook publisher know about fashion?" Admittedly less than Outside Magazine (we will...

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