July 26, 2014

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Choosing/Loading Your Backpack

Whether you are carrying an internal or external frame pack, you should load it with balance and the convenient location of gear in mind. A few basic packing principles apply to both styles of packs. Protect your sleeping bag. Internal frame packs have a special sleeping bag compartment in the bottom. External frame packs have […]

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June 28, 2014

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Hiking Boots Tips

Choosing Hiking Boots Your enjoyment on the trail rests literally on your feet. Nothing can end a great outdoor experience quicker than painful blisters, pinched toes or even injuries caused by inappropriate hiking boots. (The comfort, fit and construction of appropriate footwear can also add to your margin of safety in rugged terrain.) Here are […]

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June 11, 2014

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First Aid

The farther from the beaten path you venture, the more prepared you should be for a medical emergency. Always carry a first-aid kit designed for the type of trek and the number of people in your group. A variety of first-aid kits are available for day hikes, family camping trips or backpacking treks. Kits should […]

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April 24, 2014

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Low-Impact Hiking and Camping

Cooking Carry in, carry out. Before you hit the trail, repackage food into reusable containers. When empty, the containers can hold waste until you can dispose of it properly. Pack everything that you carry into the backcountry back out with you. In bear country, protect wildlife, your food supply and yourself by storing rations securely. […]

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August 20, 2014

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Nixon Get Back Pack

Made with soft, retro, washed faux leather, the Nixon Get Back Pack is stowing simplicity at its finest. With cotton poplin lining and a two-way zipper closure, this backpack is finesse and function in the same instant. Plus, adjustable shoulder straps make certain the Nixon Get Back Pack is comfortable day in and day out, […]

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August 20, 2014

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Sorel Toddlers Cub Snow Boots

The Sorel Toddlers Cub Snow Boots will keep your little girls tootsies toasty. Fun colors and warm feet make her happy. The waterproof uppers, washable liner, and a non-slip lugged sole make you happy. When its time to go walkingor playingin a winter wonderland, keep her comfortable in a pair of Sorel Toddlers Cub Snow […]

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August 20, 2014

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Mountainsmith Womens Juniper 50 Backpack (Recycled)

NEW FOR 2010! The do-it-all, carry-all Women's Juniper 50 Backpack (Recycled) from Mountainsmith is sized for week-long or longer backpacking trips with a detachable daypack for shorter excursions and summit wanderings. The unique U-shaped zippered access to the main compartment enables fast packing and easy organization for all of the essentials. Made with 450d ReDura, […]

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August 20, 2014

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Merrell Womens Winterbelle Peak Waterproof Snow Boots

Embrace every snow bank with the stunningly winter-savvy Women's Winterbelle Peak Waterproof Snow Boots from Merrell. High cut with a frivolous fleece collar for the cold, this beauty is a beast when it comes to keeping you warm and dry: a waterproof suede and nylon upper packed with Merrell Opti-Warminsulation, and a durable waterproof shell […]

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August 19, 2014

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Kelty Cordova Backpack

The well-organized and versatile Cordova is amply sized to carry your all-day hunting supplies. This pack features hydration compatibility and a detachable pocket pack for short stalks. Price: $111.99

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