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A young man backpacking in the West Fork of the Rock Creek, Montana

When Hiking, “Stuff” Matters

Have you ever seen those “gear heads” who are really into something and kind of fanatical about their gadgets, gizmos and apparel? To an outside observer it can seem way over the top. But then I started hiking in the Rocky Mountains and the more I got into it, the more I became that person. […]

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young woman packing rucksack outdoors

Pack The Backpacking Essentials

There’s nothing like a backpacking holiday for discovering the world and your own ability to enjoy it. Tour the world, go where the wind takes you, and enjoy feeling as though you’re free to visit whichever destination takes your fancy, backpacking makes it all possible – as long as you’re well prepared. Setting off on […]

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camelbak outlaw daypack

Have You Ordered Your Hiking Gear Yet?

My CamelBak Uproar daypack recently purchased from TheClymb.com A great way to purchase quality hiking gear and apparel at great prices is to take advantage of the flash sales at the member-only online shops that specialize in outdoor products. Two popular sites you need to check out are TheClymb.com and LeftLaneSports.com. Becoming a member at […]

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dried fruit

Best Dehydrated Foods for Hiking

Dehydrating foods is one of the oldest forms of food preservation. In the olden days people would dehydrate foods by drying them in the sun. Such foods included tomatoes, and sun dried tomatoes were a delicacy in those days. People would also dry meat or smoke it in order to preserve it. This preservation quality […]

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backpacking stove

Stoves for Backpacking Cooking

When you are on a hike, you can consider a stove for backpacking cooking. This will help you to boil water for making tea or coffee, as well as cooking a nice hot meal after a long day out on your trail. Having a stove in your back pack will add to the weight but […]

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Free Android Apps for Hiking

Free Android Apps for Hiking

It is amazing what smartphones allow us to do even when we are on the move. I own an Android phone and have discovered many applications useful for hiking. Many of these applications are free. Below are several of the top free Android apps used in support of my hiking adventures. Although I have upgraded […]

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hiking hat on country girl

Tips for Buying Hats to Go Hiking In

Anyone who has been out on a hike will tell you that good conditions are never a guarantee. One day you may have a blazing sun beating down on you, and the next day you might have drizzling conditions. It might even be snowing one day. Since the weather can be unpredictable you need to […]

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hiking breakfast photo by Jason Gullifer

Fulfilling Hiking Breakfasts

Instant oatmeal is one of the favorite hiking breakfast meals when backpacking. But why not add variety to your breakfast meals to increase the enjoyment you receive on your hike? Even plain oatmeal can be dressed up to add additional enjoyment at the start of your hiking day. Here are a few recipes for hiking […]

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dog hike

Taking Your Dog on a Hike

Hiking with your dog can be a fun way for you to enjoy the outdoors. Your dog will appreciate walking and experiencing nature as well. When planning for your hiking adventure, be sure that the hiking trail is dog friendly. There are some locations that do not allow pets on the trail. There are also […]

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Hiking journal and camera in tent

Hiking Tips for Starting a Journal

Anyone who has been on a day hike or backpacking trip will need a way to be able to preserve the memories of the experience. One of the ways to do this is to write about your adventure in a hiking journal. This can be as simple as writing about the places that you have […]

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