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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January 31, 2015

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Mountainsmith Vibe Lumbar Pack

Designed to stash and organize all your essentials (phone, wallet, keys, etc), the Mountainsmith Vibe Lumbar Pack does it all with performance and style. Updates to this popular model include an airflow waistbelt for comfort, an iPhone internal sleeve, and a more ergonomic fit with the Lumbar Control Point pad. And the Vibe Lumbar Pack […]

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January 31, 2015

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Mountainsmith Ghost 50 Backpack

With a recommended load up to 45 pounds, the award winning Mountainlight category is back with a classic, the completely updated Mountainsmith Ghost 50 Backpack. The multi-day dual-panel loader is lighter, stronger, and more ergonomically designed for fast and light trail use. The Breezeway sling-type back panel suspension system increases breathability, an innovative ICS Cup […]

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January 31, 2015

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DaKine Pro 2 Snow Pack

Guiding heli ski trips, heading into the backcountry for a day of freshies, or hitting the park, the Dakine Pro 2 Backpack has the features and versatility you need. Padded shoulder straps and back panel keep you comfortable as you carry your board or skis and built in pockets for your snow shovel, probe, and […]

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January 31, 2015

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Timberland Pro Mens Flexshield Internal Met Guard 6 Inch Steel Toe Work Boots

The Timberland Men's Flexshield Internal Met Guard 6 Inch Steel Toe Workboot have all-encompassing protection. Flexible. Lightweight. Breathable. Comfortable. And good looking to boot. Met Guard and FlexShield workboots from Timberland Pro have it all. Built to surpass the AS safety standard for impact, compression resistance and metatarsal impact. These boots are built for extreme […]

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January 31, 2015

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Wolverine Mens Triad Durashocks Steel-Toe EH 3D Waterproof 6 inch Work Boots

Featuring Wolverine DuraShocks3D, the Wolverine Men's Triad Durashocks Steel-Toe EH 3D Waterproof Work Boots (6 in.) have the three part component system that enhances comfort and durability. The removable full-cushion try-density OrthoLite footbed with mesh sock iner not only allows you to work on rugged terrain for hours on end, but the mesh sock liner […]

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