September 11, 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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September 20, 2014

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Carhartt Mens 8 in. Waterproof Safety Toe Work Boots

Carhartt Men's 8 in. Waterproof Safety Toe Work Boots Price: $149.95

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September 20, 2014

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Wolverine Mens Fulton Hiking Boots

Whether you're a through-hiker, a day hiker, or just prefer the everyday support of a hiking style boot, the Men's Wolverine Fulton Hiking Boots are super comfortable and built to last. The nylon shank offers rigidity and support without weighing you down and the removable full cushioned insole allows for a soft and comfortable ride. […]

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September 20, 2014

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Sorel Womens Joan of Arctic Snow Boot

The heralds of winter go marching through frozen streets and ice encrusted landscapes waving their banners, sounding the trumpets, and leaving the Sorel Women's Joan of Arctic Snow Boot footprints in the freshly fallen powder. Come winter and welcome, there are those that have been waiting all year for your arrival.Featuring beautiful leathers that also […]

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September 20, 2014

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Columbia Boys Bugaboot Plus Zip Snow Boots

When you have a little grom chomping at the bit to get out and play in an epic snow storm, wrap his little feet in long lasting heat with one quick pull of the zipper on the Columbia Boy's Bugaboot Plus Zip Snow Boots. An enduring winter boot, the Bugaboot now features a double-whammy of […]

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September 20, 2014

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Dansko Womens Stormy Boots

Stand up to wind and rain with the Dansko Women's Stormy Boots. Designed with shock absorbing foam and a steel shank built in for additional support, these versatile boots are built for comfort. Wear at mid calf, or roll down to show off the fuzzy lining for a more playful look. Price: $104.99

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