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Whether you’re looking for a mid-week outing to unplug or a month-long camper van road trip to escape from it all, you’ll find the tips you need to get out the door.

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Helping you become an independent explorer

We at Bearfoot Theory feel most alive in the outdoors. On the weekends, we’d rather hit the trail than the bar, and we choose sleeping under the stars over 5 star hotels.

As one of the leading outdoor blogs run by an all-female team, our goal is to share real-world outdoor advice and experiences that the average outdoor enthusiast can relate to.

Whether it’s hiking, camping, backpacking or van life, we’re here to help you become a confident, independent explorer who thrives outside.

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Kristen Bor

Hi! I’m a hiking obsessed, half-time van lifer who is happiest in the mountains. My team and I are here to help you feel prepared and to have meaningful experiences in the outdoors.

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Summer is one of the best times to get outside. Learn how to make the most of this season.

Be responsible outdoors.

We all have a responsibility to look after the places that we love.

Hiking and Backpacking

Explore the wilderness on foot

You don’t need to climb a 20,000 foot mountain to reap the rewards of the outdoors. All you need is a good pair of boots, a pack, and a few important hiking essentials. Get ready to hit some incredible hiking trails with our essential hiking tips and hiking gear roundups.

All About Van Life

Find Freedom on the Open Road

The Bearfoot Theory team has over 12 years of van life between us in all different types of vans, and we’re here to show you how it’s done. Learn how to pick the right van for your lifestyle, get inspiration for your van conversion, and learn practical advice and smart solutions to living a more spontaneous lifestyle.

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Car Camping and Road Trips

The open road is calling

Tuck into the forest someplace quiet. Set up base camp with views as far as the eye can see. Refuel at the end of the day by the crackling campfire, knowing a new adventure is waiting for you tomorrow. Explore road trip tips and detailed itineraries across North America to find hidden gems off-the-beaten-path.


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