Articles written by: Ben Kerns

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From Mountain Khakis

Tips for Taking Your Kid on His First Hike

Every outdoor parent’s dream is to raise a little hiker of their own, but too many missteps out of the gate can cause your kid to hate heading outside the rest of his life. There’s no better way to introduce him to the beauty of nature than that first hike. […]

Why You Need to Hike with Your Dad
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Why You Need to Hike with Your Dad

As we get older our relationship with our fathers tend to fall to the wayside in favor of responsibilities like work, family and spending time with our friends. That father-child relationship is one of the most important bonds we have in life, so it’s important to find ways to fit […]

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6 Tips for Hiking With Knee Injuries

Knee injuries are one of the most common ailments to afflict athletes and outdoor adventurers alike. The wear and tear on our knees can create a lot of problems later in life, that’s why it’s important to take extra care of them out on the trail. That’s especially true if […]

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7 Dangers of the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is over 2000 miles of unabated wilderness full of mountains, lakes, streams, trees and other forms of nature. It’s one of the most spectacular and popular hikes in the world with plenty of places to stop and recoup along the way, but that doesn’t mean it’s always […]

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How to Hike Harmoniously In Large Groups

Most people probably head out in the wilderness for a little peace and quiet, but there are those who see hiking as an excuse to get together with a group of friends for a good time. There’s certainly nothing wrong with that, but if you’re going to go for a […]