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Keen Mens Glarus Hiking Boots

If your weekend camping trip suddenly turns soggy, not to worry, the Men's Keen Glarus Hiking Boots will get you through. The waterproof full-grain leather upper is soft yet durable while the KEEN.DRYwaterproof breathable membrane keeps your feet dry. These great hiking boots have a removable metatomical dual density EVA footbed to ensure long lasting comfort for those epic hikes, and the torsion stability ESS shank provides excellent stability on uneven terrain. Leave no stone unturned, the non-marking rubber outsole provides grip and traction so you can embrace all that nature has to offer while you hop from rock to rock to check out the other side of the creek.

Price: $159.95

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 be tailored to your trekking terrain, weather, the ages of hikers and your group’s special medical needs.

It is important to know how to use everything in your first-aid kit beforehand. You won’t have time in the middle of an emergency to read an instruction manual.

Before you go, learn about any possible hazards at your destination, such as poisonous plants, snakes and insects. Ask local officials or park rangers if you need any special gear or clothing. Locate the road and public phone closest to your campsite or trail, so you know where to summon help if it is needed.

Some organizations offer wilderness first-aid courses targeted to outdoors enthusiasts. Be sure to practice what you learn and share it with others in your party.

Good first-aid kits are available in a wide range of prices and specialty kits are available for mountain bikers, canoeists and others.

The following items should be considered when outfitting a basic first-aid kit:

  • 1 elastic-roll bandage
  • Aspirin or ibuprofen
  • Adhesive tape
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Antacid
  • Antihistamine
  • Antiseptic ointment
  • Adhesive bandages, assorted sizes
  • Bulb irrigating syringe
  • Butterfly bandages
  • Chemical heat and cold packs
  • Dry-wash pads or wipes
  • Diarrhea medicine
  • Gauze pads
  • Hydrocortisone cream (soothes allergic skin)
  • Insect repellent
  • Mirror, small and unbreakable
  • Moleskin, 1 or 2 packets
  • Cotton swab, sterile, packaged in pairs
  • Safety pins
  • Scissors (Swiss Army Pen Knife has scissors, small blade and nail file)
  • Sunscreen
  • Triangular bandage
  • Tweezers

Inspect the contents before every trip and make sure the tools are clean and supplies in good condition. Replace expired medicines and add items you wish you had brought on the last trip. Make sure the container is durable and waterproof, and stow it in an accessible compartment of your backpack.

Osprey Packs Argon 85 Backpack

Sized to accommodate a week's worth of backpacking or mountaineering gear, the Osprey Argon 85 backpack features an ergonomically enhanced suspension and hipbelt design specifically made for men. While most hiking, backpacking and climbing packs are all about stowing gear, Osprey's Argon 85 combines those storage options with a supportive AirScape backpanel, BioForm A/X features and a ReCurve Suspension for an exceptional fit. The Osprey Argon 85 also has an AquaSource ReCurve hydration pouch that connects either to the backpack's internal backpanel or on top of contents inside the pack. Like other Argon series backpacks, the Argon 85 has a removable top pocket that doubles as a lumbar pack for short excursions around your backcountry campsite. Lycra/nylon blended stretch panels along the front and side pockets easily expand to accommodate additional camping and outdoor gear without straining zippers and straps.

Price: $398.95

Hi-Tec Mens Altitude IV Waterproof Hiking Boot

A full featured hiking boot that offers great lightweight waterproof protection, the Hi-Tec Altitude IV Waterproof Hiking Boot for Men will keep you dry and comfortable on day hikes, overnight camping adventures and extended stays in the backcountry. The Hi-Tec Altitude IV Waterproof Hiking Boots may be of the most affordable hiking boots that money can buy, but with its rich full grain leather, waterproof protection and solid sole, its got all the essentials for a great trail hiking boot. Hi-Tec continues to design great value hiking boots for walking, camping, hiking, hunting, fishing and all sorts of adventures with their philosophy of best price for best performance.

Price: $73.49