HIKING, CAMPING & BACKPACKING GUIDES
Thinking about taking your kids car camping for the first time? Want to know the most efficient way to layer clothes for cold weather? Looking for some trip guides for your next hiking adventure? How to (avoid or) treat for poison ivy? Look no further than My Open Country, where our in-house experts give their advice on all the above and more.
From camping, backpacking, hiking, health & hygiene, clothing, environment & safety, navigation, food & water, family adventures, fitness, trail entertainment or survival techniques. Just pick your topic below to get started!
From beginner to seasoned hiker, our experts cover a range of topics to help you get the most out of your next hike.
Camping comes in many flavours from boondocking, to car camping to ultralight backpacking enthusiasts.
Aiming to complete the triple crown? or just looking to hit the trail for a few days? Get off on the right foot.
For the uninitiated, packing is simple, right? Our years of experience will help you keep your pack light and back pain-free.
Possibly the most critical gear to determine the success (and safety) of a trip is the choice of clothes on your back.
How to keep fuelled and hydrated while out in the wild. You know not to drink stream water, no matter how clean it looks, right?
Covering the gamut of Leave No Trace, to how to prepare for specific weather conditions or wildlife encounters.
Keeping healthy, pain-free and (reasonably) clean doesn't need to be difficult if you have the know-how.
Forget your smart phones and social media, and have a great time round the campfire on your next trip.
Taking the little ones into the great outdoors can be incredibly rewarding (and/or frustrating). Plan ahead with our guides.
Fancy yourself as a bit of a MacGyver or Bear Grylls? Pick up some handy bush skills to help your next trip go smoothly.