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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November 1, 2014

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Timberland Womens White Ledge Waterproof Mid Hiking Boot

Whether you're looking for a lightweight, highly water resistant day hiking boot for the trail or just something rugged and dependable that you can wear around the backyard for general utility work and play, Timberland's White Ledge Waterproof Mid Hiking Boot for women is a step up from ordinary sneakers and boots–with the benefits associated […]

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November 1, 2014

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Eagle Creek Conor Flashpoint Daypack

Dont be afraid to channel your Mission Impossible alter ego with this Eagle Creek Conor Flashpoint Daypack. Both durable and weather-resistant, this sleek pack has more features than you can count on both hands. Two-way lockable zippers on laptop and organizer compartments, Smart Travel Security, ergonomically contoured shoulder straps, adjustable sternum strap, tuck-away hip belt […]

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November 1, 2014

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Deuter Quantum 55 plus 10 Backpacking Pack

World travelers love the quality and the practical slim shape of the Quantum travel backpacks. Even when fully laden you won't get stuck in bus doorways or train passages. These roomy companions have kept all their excellent functions, yet are in a new modern design with a different daypack construction on the front. Price: $160.29

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November 1, 2014

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Wenger Mens Canyoneer Hiking Boots

Go off the beaten path and trek across even the most variable terrain with the Wenger Men's Canyoneer Hiking Boots. These durable and versatile boots feature OutDry technology that maximizes moisture evacuation and reduces excessive perspiration to keep your feet warm and dry without adding weight. The HyperGrip outsole provides stability and balance over uneven […]

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November 1, 2014

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Columbia Endura 50 Backpack

Columbia Endura 50 Backpack Price: $228.95

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