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Hiking with Shawn Blog: Latest Posts

The latest posts from Hiking with Shawn!

Shawnee Photo Contest

Shawnee Photo Contest

Shawnee Photo ContestI have this domain ShawneePhotoContest.com. I’ve considered creating an annual Shawnee Photo Contest. I don’t have much to offer as a prize, but I figured bragging rights if anything could be a good enough prize. Maybe even sell sponsorship for...

Water versus Powerade for Outdoor Recreation

Water versus Powerade for Outdoor Recreation

Water versus Powerade for Outdoor RecreationThe water versus Powerade debate, Hiking with Shawn style. I want to discuss my thoughts on using water or Powerade for hydration while hiking and biking. I’ve experimented with water and Powerade for all the activities...

Tick Defense for Hikers

Tick Defense for Hikers

Tick Defense for HikersWhat do you do for tick defense? As we approach warmer weather, that means we’ll get back into tick season. Ticks will be out, and we'll see them crawling on us more often as the trail gets overgrown. In this article, I’ll tell you about tick...

Hiking with Shawn Trail Guides

Free and detailed trail guides for navigating the Shawnee National Forest, State Parks, and Beyond!

Hiking with Shawn Gear Reviews

Check out my hiking, biking, and outdoor recreation related gear reviews.

RightOnTrek Breakfast Meal Review

RightOnTrek Breakfast Meal Review

RightOnTrek Breakfast Meal ReviewI tried something new this morning. I ate a RightOnTrek breakfast meal. It was Cheesy Mushroom Egg Scramble. The name alone made it sound so delicious. I love cheese. I love eggs. I really love mushrooms. But I never thought about...

Hiking Gear List: What I Take on My Hikes

Hiking Gear List: What I Take on My Hikes

Hiking Gear List: What I Take on My HikesA lot of you have asked about my hiking gear list, and I wanted to write something that talks about it. Having hiking gear is essential to helping you make the best out of your outdoor experience. It allows you to push the...

Hiking with Shawn Blog Posts

My latest posts about the Shawnee National Forest, state parks, and beyond!

Water versus Powerade for Outdoor Recreation

Water versus Powerade for Outdoor Recreation

Water versus Powerade for Outdoor RecreationThe water versus Powerade debate, Hiking with Shawn style. I want to discuss my thoughts on using water or Powerade for hydration while hiking and biking. I’ve experimented with water and Powerade for all the activities...

Tick Defense for Hikers

Tick Defense for Hikers

Tick Defense for HikersWhat do you do for tick defense? As we approach warmer weather, that means we’ll get back into tick season. Ticks will be out, and we'll see them crawling on us more often as the trail gets overgrown. In this article, I’ll tell you about tick...

Snake Road Survey

Snake Road Survey

Snake Road SurveyPlease take this Snake Road Survey. This survey is mainly meant for southern Illinois locals. This is for everyone in southern Illinois to determine their perception of Snake Road. Take the Snake Road Survey, whether you’re for or against it. Take the...

How To Plan An E-bike Camping Trip

How To Plan An E-bike Camping Trip

How To Plan An E-bike Camping TripCamping is considered one of the perfect ways to spend time with nature either alone or with friends and family. The closer you get to nature, the more lively you feel. However, to reach the camping spots, people usually prefer cars...

What Do You Want To See Next?

What Do You Want To See Next?

What Do You Want To See Next?What do you think about this blog? What articles does it lack? What do you want me to write about? Do you want me to keep writing every day? Please leave me a comment and let me know how I can improve this blog. I’m all ears (or eyes since...

Hammock versus Tent: Which one is Better?

Hammock versus Tent: Which one is Better?

Hammock versus Tent: Which one is Better?Let’s discuss the hammock versus tent debate and see which is better. This article shows the pros and cons of sleeping in a hammock. You’ll also see the pros and cons of sleeping in a tent. After reading the hammock versus tent...

Hiking with Shawn Patreon Posts

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Apps Hiking with Shawn Uses

Apps Hiking with Shawn Uses

Apps Hiking with Shawn UsesHowdy Patreon Supporters! In this exclusive Patreon-member only article, I’ll be going over each of the apps Hiking with Shawn uses on my phone and what I use it for. This will be apps Hiking with Shawn uses on my iPhone of course but I’m...

Hiking Hacks for Patreon Supporters

Hiking Hacks for Patreon Supporters

Hiking Hacks for Patreon SupportersWelcome to another Patreon Exclusive article! In this article, I’ll be focusing on hiking hacks or just tips and tricks to make hiking much easier. Many of these hacks are something I use and have changed hiking for me altogether....

Write for the Hiking with Shawn Blog

I’m always looking for one-time guest bloggers as well as reoccurring guest bloggers. If you’re interested in writing outdoor-related articles for my blog, then I am interested in you. While I will allow you to have a link to a related websites (outdoor related), I don’t allow affiliate links or posts that are commercial in nature from guest bloggers. If you’re just looking for do-follow links, you should definitely look somewhere else. I’m looking for articles about Shawnee National Forest, southern Illinois state parks, local events related to the outdoors, state outdoor topics, and general hiking/biking/outdoor articles. If you’re interesting in writing for my blog on a one-time or regular basis, please Contact Me Today!

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