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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November 8, 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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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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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 22, 2014

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Marmot Centaur 30 Backpack

On your next overland adventure, take the Marmot Centaur 30 Backpack. With a climber-specific waist belt and a compression collar to keep your goods dry against sudden storms, this well-featured pack provides a comfortable protective carry wherever you roam. With an ultra-comfortable molded back panel that keeps your load centered and secure, the Marmot Centaur […]

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November 22, 2014

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Nathan Water Bottles Synergy Pack

Mixed drinks aren't just for post-race anymore. Finally, the ability to carry water and electrolyte drinks in one bladder. The unique Synergy bladder carries water and electrolyte/energy drink in separate chambers, and the Potency Dial allows you to choose pure water, electrolyte drink, or your preferred combination of the two throughout your adventure. Price: $139.95

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November 22, 2014

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Wenger Mens Newtboot Wool Boots

Wenger's Men's Newtboot Wool Boots provide a casual, warm, slip-on solution for the moments back at basecamp between your hiking adventures. Price: $99.95

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November 22, 2014

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Eagle Creek Rincon 90L Travel Backpack

The Eagle Creek Rincon 90L Travel Backpack is a large modular travel pack for your biggest travel adventures. The Contour Fit Suspension zips away, making this pack perfect for storing in hostel lockers as well as plane and train overhead bins. Price: $294.95

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November 22, 2014

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Keen Kids Libby Boots

Pair them up with a skirt, dress them down with jeans or wear them out in any weather, the Kid's Libby Boots from Keen have everything a girl wants for winter. Lined with fleece for a cozy feel and fitted with a zipper for easy on and off, it s serious warmth in a seriously […]

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