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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July 30, 2014

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Columbia Womens Plus Size Mighty Lite Vest

This ber-light and warm vest is an all-season staple thatll keep your core toasty from spring surf check to chilly fall scramble across the scree. Its packing 80 grams of Omni-Heat thermal insulation, which has the highest heat retention in the industry, along with a soft down-like feel and 50 percent recycled content. Elegant arched […]

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July 30, 2014

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Timberland Kids EarthKeepers Plain Toe Waterproof Bush Chukka Hiking Boots

Timberland Kid's EarthKeepers Plain Toe Waterproof Bush Chukka Hiking Boots Price: $74.95

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July 29, 2014

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Marmot Womens Venus Vest

Amazingly warm, ultra light, and supremely packable, the Marmot Venus Vest for Women is a garment to keep at hand all winter long to thaw you out on extra chilly days. Styled just for women, 800 fill goose down cuts the chill at your core, while zippered hand warmer pockets keep your hands toasty. Packs […]

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July 29, 2014

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Sierra Designs Prophecy 30 Backpack

Sierra Designs Prophecy 30 Backpack Price: $159.95

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July 29, 2014

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The North Face Womens Gotham High-Rise Boots

Normal? No. But who said dressing normal was any fun? If you wanted a subtle, get-you-by pair of snow boots, you wouldn't still be on this page. Not only can you let your true colors shine in these awesome boots, but you'll have toasty, happy toes in the process. The North Face Women's Gotham High-Rise […]

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