Section Hiker: Hiking and Backpacking for Beginners and Experts

Written by  Verge January 5, 2012

How-to articles, trail information and gear reviews for the backpacker who wants to go light.

Section Hiker: Hiking and Backpacking for Beginners and Experts


Filled to the brim with practical information and useful tips, hiking enthusiast Philip Werner's website offers all the how-to articles, trail information and gear reviews any beginner or expert could ever need on the subject of lightweight backpacking.

As the owner of an internet marketing company, when he's not hiking the Appalachian Trail, Werner provides a concentrated serving of nitty-gritty guidance on a wide range of topics, including the best backpacking toilet paper and Iliotbial Band Syndrome, a thigh injury common to hikers. At the age of 50, when he was already passionate about the outdoors, Werner reached a turning point during a 277-kilometre backpacking trip across the Scottish Highlands. Since then, he has focused on helping other people experience the outdoors - something does very well.

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