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Lucky Bums Kids Cricket 8L Backpack

With the Lucky Bums Cricket Backpack, kids get a dual purpose pack that serves them well on the trail and in the schoolyard. The 18 liter capacity pack has all the features of a trail pack including plenty of storage compartments, padded air flow back panel, moisture wicking shoulder strap with integrated safety whistle, and durable 600D Honeycomb Nylon Ripstop with PU Coating. For the schoolyard the pack has the durability to handle the drops, drags, and dribbles plus an internal organizer to hold pens, pencils, and assorted supplies for the classroom. A great pack for the elementary school student that just can't get enough of the outdoors. Lifetime warranty against material defects and workmanship.

Price: $34.95

The North Face Mens Chilkat II Snowboots

Cool under pressure and ready for whatever nature has in store, The North face Men's Chilkat II Snowboots are all-purpose winter boots for those that are gonna get into some serious trekking this season. Ruggedly durable and insulated, these brawny winter boots are ideal for plodding a frozen tundra, snowshoeing alpine ridgelines and any other adventure you seek in the great outdoors.Built with complete seam sealed construction, these waterproof lace-ups keep feet dry and comfortable whether it's a downpour in March or a snow-filled day in January. 200 grams of Primaloft insulation provides reliable warmth and comfort in temperatures all the way down to negative twenty-five degrees while the Dri-lex fleece collar and tongue wick away moisture for added protection from the damp and cold. Flex grooves in the forefoot of the anatomically engineered TPR shell make for remarkable flexibility and a superior fit that will provide walking comfort from base camp to summit and back again. Equipped with the industry-leading Winter Grip rubber outsole, The North face Chilkat II Snowboot for men is able to bite into any surface, for maximum traction on slush, ice, snow, and anything else that winter serves up.

Price: $99.95

Timberland Mens Chocorua Mid Fabric/ Leather P2i Hiking Boots

Whether youre heading out on a leisurely day hike or a multi-day backpacking adventure, the Men's Timberland Chocorua Mid Fabric/ Leather P2i Hiking Boots are well suited to accompany you on your journey. The full-grain leather uppers are waterproof, durable and abrasion resistant, so hop across the creek or climb up onto the lava rocks, these sturdy hiking boots give you all-terrain access to the great outdoors. The Gore-Tex membrane provides breathable waterproof protection in the case of a sudden downpour or you accidentally fall into the creek, while the removable dual density EVA footbed, padded collar and gusseted tongue ensure proper comfort for long days of exciting exploration.

Price: $104.95

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.

Kamik Mens Dawson Snow Boot

Snow and rain wont keep you from enjoying the outdoors in the Kamik Dawson Snow Boot for men. Seam sealed with waterproof leather uppers and waterproof and flexible rubber shells these handsome boots provide amazing water stopping qualities shielding you from the elements while maintaining mobility. With 200B Thinsulate insulation rated to temperatures of -25F your feet will stay amazingly warm while moisture wicking liners keep you from overheating. Elastic side gore lets you slip these waterproof boots on and off easily and with a Kamik comfort footbed your feet are cradled for reduced fatigue and a more comfortable overall platform. SNOWGRIP rubber outsoles cling to uneven cold terrain letting you climb around like a mountain goat. With unbeatable comfort and performance in cold climates this winter footwear will make any snowy outdoor experience better.

Price: $42.49