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July 29, 2014

How to Kayak

By: The Pack Team
Follow our tips for kayaking for beginners. From kit selection to proper technique, we’ll help make kayaking for the first time easier. More
Learn how to stay cool while running with innovative cooling products like pillows, shirts, trail shoes and running belts recommended by Merrell. More
Get tips for the best camping gear for kids when setting up sleeping arrangements for your trip. From tents to tarpaulin shelters, plan your family camp out. More
July 18, 2014

Homemade Energy Bar Recipe

By: Jessica Scott
Looking for the perfect high-endurance energy bar recipe? Something that’s easy to make and free from sugar & glucose syrup? The combination of the slow release oats, protein from the nuts, seeds and Medjool dates in these chewy peanut and chia seed bars gives you a strong boost of energy while balancing blood sugars. More
Discover the benefits of a running buddy or running club. Running with a group or partner can keep you accountable, help you stay motivated, and keep you from making unsafe decisions. More
Do you bring music on a run or listen to the sights and sounds of the world around you? There's no right or wrong answer, and each have their own merits, but let's assume you are a music lover. How do you get the best running playlist to inspire you to outperform your best times and really leave it all out there on the trail or pavement? More
Discover quinoa’s health benefits and why you should eat quinoa for increased energy as an endurance athlete. Max Wilcocks shares his recipe for a quinoa salad with grilled chicken for an easy way to get what you need. More
Get tips on preparing family camping meals with these recipes from the Meeks. From mixing up trail mix for kids to breakfast, lunch and dinner camping meals, these ideas will keep them (and you) fuelled and focused on adventure. More
Get tips for planning a trip on the fly from Merrell. Wondering how to plan your next adventure? We’ll give you tips on how to plan a trip quickly so you can get underway. More
Does leading an active lifestyle make up for eating whatever you want? I always thought so, and fuelled all my outdoor activities with a diet of pizza and cake. It's carbo loading, right? Wrong. More
When Team Merrell took part in the GODZone adventure race earlier in March, they were lucky to have Graham Bird at the helm to lead them, one of the best navigators in the adventure racing world. So before the team set off on their 529km journey through some of New Zealand's most wild country, we asked him for his top tips on now to navigate with a map and compass. More
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June 17, 2014

Training While Injured

By: Laraine Wyn Jones
Learn how to stay in shape when injured by creating a modified training plan to accommodate your running injury. Cross-training workouts and strength training while injured can help you keep fit. More
From responsive, light hiking shoes to GPS trackers for cycling-crazy dads, Father’s Day is a great excuse to get your dad a gift that will help make the most of his adventurous side. If you’re struggling to find last minute gifts for dad, never fear, we’ve rounded up ten of the best camping gadget gifts for the outdoorsy dad! More
Learn how to clean sports water bottles and hydration bladders to avoid germs during training and racing season. More
You don’t have to be a vegan or vegetarian to opt for a meat-free meal and there are a whole host of benefits to eating less meat. In 2003, Meatless Monday was launched in the US to highlight how and why eating less meat is good for you, great for the nation’s health and fantastic for the planet. More
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June 3, 2014

Outdoor Activities for Families

By: Tim Meek
The good thing about adventure is that it can be whatever you want it to be. It’s something you can define for yourself, because there is no right or wrong. More
May 23, 2014

Eat fat, lose fat

By: Hannah Richards
It’s important to manage your training diet. Hannah Richards tells us it’s about more than healthy foods. So what to eat to lose weight and repair muscles? Eat good fat, lose bad fat. More
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May 13, 2014

Hiking with Kids

By: Jonathan Orr
Use these hiking tips for kids to have a great time enjoying the outdoors together. Camping and hiking with kids doesn’t need to be stressful – nor does it need to hold you back from the adventure! Taking your kids hiking teaches them to love the outdoors – something they’ll carry with them forever. More
Get gear to track your run with the top GPS running watches. Whether you want to log miles, track your pace or monitor your heartrate, these are our votes for the best GPS sports watches on the market. More
Check out these downhill mountain biking tips to let gravity help you race or ride. Riding a mountain bike downhill and maintaining a competitive edge can be tricky if it’s new to you – but these tips will help. More
Hunting for the nearest bush or concealed alleyway as a matter of sudden and unexpected urgency is a scenario we’d all prefer to avoid when out running, but it’s one which most runners will have experienced at some time or another. More
Sometimes it can feel difficult to go on adventures if you have a full time job. Laraine Wyn Jones gives her five top tips on how to become a part time adventurer More
Water should be our first choice when it comes to basic hydration. It makes sense. It’s cheap and calorie-free, and instantly available from the tap. But my, oh my, it can be dull! More
Got a marathon coming up? You'll want to carbo-load to maximize your body's glycogen stores in the muscles to push you over that finish line. More
For James Cargnie, the real joy of adventure travel photography is the luxury of time. Time to play, explore and create, unlike anything work related! Follow James's tips so that you return from your break with images that really capture the magic of travel in the outdoors. More
Discover delicious, energy-giving, pre-race food recipes from Merrell. This Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto recipe will give you the boost you need for race day. More
Get fuelled with pre-race food ideas from Merrell. This carbo-loading recipe for Ethiopian Sweet Potato Peanut Soup with Chile and Lime not only tastes incredible, but it will also give you the energy you need to power through your race. More
Get the energy you need with protein and carbo-loading recipes from Merrell. This Grilled Chicken Pesto Pasta recipe will give you the boost you need for long training runs, marathons or ultra-marathons. More
For the casual runner, road running shoes suffice for almost all purposes. However, once you start to deviate off the beaten track and discover trails, then a decent set of trail running shoes will be an excellent investment. Toe bumpers, ankle support, resilient uppers, rock protection in the outsole - trail running shoes have it all. More
April 11, 2014

5 Best Video Head Cams

By: Tobias Mews
Never before has it been so easy to record your latest adventures thanks to the plethora of action cameras to enter the market. Whether you’re skiing, mountain biking, surfing or running, thanks to the every growing camera accessories, there’s no excuse for you not capturing that epic moment. More
Most people associate trekking poles, quite naturally, with trekking, Nordic walking or cross country skiing. I was one of those people. More
If you love cycling and sightseeing then a bike trip might be just what the doctor ordered to rekindle that spirit of adventure. Some people call it a bike trip and some people call it a tour, but either way it means you’re going to ride from city to city and explore what that state, country, or continent has to offer. More
You never regret doing exercise, but you always regret skipping a session. It obviously makes you feel better, so why is it so hard to fit exercise into your routine? More
Believe it or not, you can run an ultramarathon. The only prerequisite is that you must want to run further than 26.2 miles. As they say: where there’s a will there’s a way. More
Have you ever felt a bit stiff or jaded after a long run or training session? You know, that feeling when you’re walking around like Frankenstein due to a case of the DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness). Well, you can actually do something to prevent this before you put your feet up and congratulate yourself on a job well done: drink a protein shake. More
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March 21, 2014

Marathon Training Top Tips

By: Tobias Mews
Once you’ve taken the plunge and actually entered a marathon, often committing yourself to raising vast sums of money for charity, the next stage is to actually start running. This can be a daunting prospect for the uninitiated. Here are a few things you’ll need to consider. More
First time campers and adventurers? Listen up. Here are a few of the sneakiest tips around to keep you warm and dry, and your kit in order. More
Discover the best point-and-shoot cameras for hiking, running and more More
You've signed the dotted line and in a few short months you're strapping on your boots and heading "into thin air." Whether it is climbing Mt. Everest or Mt. Evans, you're going to need to improve your high-altitude fitness, the question is, how? More
Off-road running can be the best therapy for the busy city dweller looking to gain fitness, get outside and enjoy nature while scratching that exploration itch that we all get while working our everyday jobs. Most of us will instinctively run along the same streets every time and barely ever wander off the beaten path of a local trail, but hopefully that’s all about to change in this guide to trail running for beginners. More

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Hiking Volcán Villarrica in the Chilean Lake District

Chile's answer to the Lake District


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