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September 23, 2014

How to Pitch a Tree Tent

By: Tim Meek
Discover the benefits of hanging tree tents when camping on rough or undesirable terrain – or when you just want a new adventure! More
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September 16, 2014

How To Becoming a Running Pacer

By: Max Willcocks
Thinking of being a running pacer? Check out these tips on how to pace someone and be an encourager on race day. More
Check out these tips on how to improve your running time and set a new PR. Speedworkouts and proper recovery could be key to how to train to run faster. More
Find out how to have an adventure when you work 9-5. Even little outdoor activities and ability to get away for a day can satiate adventure junkies. More
Learn how to stay cool in heat and avoid hyperthermia or heat stress by regulating body temperature with our hot weather safety tips. More
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August 22, 2014

How to survive a bear attack

By: The Pack Team
Bear attacks are rare, but how do you make sure you don't end up as a statistic? This Merrell inforgraphic will tell you everything you need to know... More
If there's one way to breathe life into the stories of your adventures, it's to film it. Having spent 20 years as a professional cameraman, shooting celebrities and explorers, here are Mungo's three top tips on how to shoot an adventure ensure it gets seen. More
Be ready for backcountry fishing with tips for fishing without a pole. If you’re wondering how to catch fish with minimal fishing gear, we’ll tell you how to do it with just a line, stick, weights, lures and hooks so you’re ready for survival fishing, should you ever need to be. More
Get tips on biking to work for a morning commute that leaves you feeling fit and fresh. Whether you bike to work solo, with a friend or in a group it’s important to be prepared, so check out our information on how to bike to work to get started. More
Check out these ways to get in shape while doing what you do every day. From walking at lunch to calf raises in the kitchen, these tips to get fit and keep moving will quickly make a difference in your fitness and energy level. More
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July 29, 2014

How to Kayak

By: Emily Bell
Follow our tips for kayaking for beginners. From kit selection to proper technique, we’ll help make kayaking for the first time easier. 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
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
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
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
Learn how to clean sports water bottles and hydration bladders to avoid germs during training and racing season. 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
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
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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February 25, 2014

How to survive a bear encounter

By: The Pack Team
Bears are very curious and intelligent creatures, but can definitely be dangerous when provoked. If you follow these tips for bear safety in the woods, you may be able to completely avoid dangerous encounters when you’re on the trail or relaxing at your campsite. More
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February 18, 2014

How to fuel yourself for a marathon

By: Tobias Mews
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people decide they’re going to run a marathon. You might well be one of them. You pick a training plan, buy some sneakers, bid farewell to your families and start a fitness regime that will make Olympic athletes look lazy. Which means that you’ll also be burning lots of calories - an attractive thought to those on a weight loss mission. More
Flat tires. Nothing is more irritating. Knowing how to change a bike tire or repair a flat (and having the right bike repair kit) is essential knowledge for anyone on a bike.
So check out our quick guide to changing a bike tire fast. More
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February 4, 2014

How to use a compass and map

By: Eric Larsen
While GPS and two tracking technology might seem to be a failsafe way to route find, learning how to use a compass and map is still an effective tool. Navigating your way through any wilderness, frozen or otherwise, poses a series of challenges that can be overwhelming to even the most experienced back country traveler. More
Rocks, slippery paths, snow, dirt trails, steep ascents and treacherous descents - these are just some of the things you might be negotiating on a trail run. However, how many of us actually bother to warm up before running? Probably not many. So, here are five stretches to get you ready for the trials face. More
You spend the whole week just waiting to head out trail running at the weekend. You've got your kit and your trail running backpack ready to go, but what happens if you get out there and discover you’ve forgotten something vital? More
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March 3, 2013

Begin with one step

By: Eric Larsen
I always enjoy traveling internationally as it provides an opportunity to learn from different cultures and gain unique perspectives. As someone who spends much of his time at the ends of the earth, it is even more enjoyable traveling to our planet’s mid point. Equally interesting in these places, is the student’s relationship with snow and ice. More
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February 11, 2013

Barefoot top tips

By: The Pack Team
If you think you can’t get more out of your walks, runs or hikes, think again. Merrell Barefoot can help tune up your stride and turn on your adventure. Discover how to stimulate your senses and awareness, develop stronger muscles and find a more balanced posture in the shoe designed to move you. More

Improve your outdoor fitness and hiking knowledge with how-to tips from The Pack. Whether you're wondering how to run on trails, how to camp with kids or how to hike at high elevations, we have the answers. Check out our articles to find helpful information for all your outdoor adventures from trip prep to what to do when things don't go as planned. And don't forget to browse our collection of men's and women's outdoor apparel, hiking boots, trail running shoes and more to be even better prepared as you venture outside.

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