January 16, 2015

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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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January 7, 2015

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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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November 20, 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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March 27, 2015

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Merrell Mens Isotherm 8 Waterproof Snow Boots

Youve got a plan, and intense cold and snow wont stand in your way wearing the high-level warmth and comfort features of the Isotherm 8. These TPU-shelled waterproof boots dont hold back,: 400 grams of Primaloft insulation, sealed up with a waterproof membrane to keep perspiration and precipitation out, on top of a heat-reflective insole […]

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March 27, 2015

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Mountain Hardwear Scrambler Ult 30 Climbing Pack

Mountain Hardwear Scrambler Ult 30 Climbing Pack Price: $109.95

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March 27, 2015

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Columbia Womens Talus Ridge Mid Outdry Hiking Boots

Versatility is the name of the game with the Women's Talus Ridge Mid Outdry Hiking Boots from Columbia Sportswear. Designed to strike a perfect balance between burly boot and lightweight active hiker, it integrates low-profile support with the waterproof-breathable superpowers of an Outdry membrane so you can hike, jog, scramble, climb or snowshoe in all […]

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March 27, 2015

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Harley Davidson Womens Bridgit Boots

Go from day to night with the unmistakable attitude of the Harley Davidson Women's Bridgit Boots. Stylish and sleek, these chic boots feature a full length cushioned sock lining for long-lasting comfort while the durable construction ensures that they'll be a wardrobe favorite for years to come. Versatile and fashionable, add some sass to your […]

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March 27, 2015

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Mammut Womens Pilgrim Down Vest

Wander the earth making the world your home, in the Mammut Women's Pilgrim Down Vest. Chock full of 650 fill, 90/10 goose down, this full front-zip vest will be equally at home on a multi-pitch route in the Canadian Rockies as on the train from London to Paris. A soft lining and chin protection add […]

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