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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September 1, 2014

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Eagle Creek ORV Super Trunk 36 Wheeled Luggage

Designed for the traveler who has lots of gear to tote, the Eagle Creek ORV Super Trunk 36 Wheeled Luggage moves your belongings or your large family too. Includes a cool collapsible 'Pole Vault' divider to securely hold a tripod, fly rod, ski poles and the like. A built in and stowable Bi-Tech Boot Box […]

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September 1, 2014

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Columbia Womens Coremic Ridge 2 Hiking Boot

Get out on the trail and experience Mother Nature first hand with the Columbia Women's Coremic Ridge 2 Hiking Boot. This entry level hiking boot provides all day comfort and trail performance. With Omni-Grip rubber outsoles you are granted stability with every step, and the EVA midsole provides supportive cushioning for a relaxing day hike. […]

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September 1, 2014

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The North Face Womens Borealis Laptop Backpack

Created with a female-specific frame, this Women's Borealis Laptop Backpack from The North Face is ideal for moderate class loads and casual day hikes. With a 1,650-cubic-inch capacity, the Women's Borealis Laptop Backpack easily accommodates a 15-inch laptop, a couple of textbooks and lecture notes in the main compartment. There are also mesh side compartments […]

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September 1, 2014

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Keen Womens Hoodoo High Lace Snow Boot

The cold and icy days of winter don't seem so dismal when it means you get to wear the chic and stylish Keen Women's Hoodoo High Lace Snow Boot. These cold weather boots feature an easy lacing system that's quick to get on and off as well as 200g of KEEN.WARM insulation to keep your […]

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September 1, 2014

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Burton Traction Pack

Ready for any adventure on or off the mountain, the versatile Burton Traction Pack helps you switch gears from work, to class to a weekend on the snow. Made from durable fabric, this daypack has 26 liters of space and comfy ergonomic shoulder straps to help you carry a big load. The spacious main compartment […]

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