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How to Increase the Speed of Your Hikes

Hiking Hydration
For many, hiking is a more leisurely activity where they head out for the day and enjoy some great scenery at their own pace, but for others, hiking is a way to see some great scenery as well as a way to challenge the body. For those who have dove into the world of thru-hiking, "leisurely" is not often...

Osprey Skarab 32 Hydration Pack Review

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Geared up with its 2.5-liter water unit and integrating user-friendly functions, the Osprey Skarab 32 day pack packs and carries much more easily than typical hydration packs and provides 1800+ cubic inches of storage space capacity. >>Get More info on the Osprey 32 Day Pack Series at a Great Price<< In contrast to conventional hydration bags, the Osprey reservoir has bonded...

Chlorine Dioxide Tablets: Fast, Easy, Ultra Light Water Treatment

When you just don't want to carry anything else in your day pack or your thru hike gear, then you can opt to rely solely on chlorine dioxide tablets to treat your drinking water. Not everyone can or wants to shell out money for a fancy gravity purifier or drinking straw filter and ClO2 tablets can come in handy in...

Staying Warm During Winter Camping and Hiking (Infographic)

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There's no reason that your love for camping and hiking has to come to an abrupt hibernation period during the winter...you just have to make sure that you're taking all necessary precautions to stay warm and safe! Step 1:  Make sure that your sleeping bag is rated for the proper temperatures. Step 2:  Know how to safely build a fire. Step 3:...

For Thrill Seeker’s Only: America’s Most Adrenaline-Pumping Hikes

Inside your average Starbucks, America may seem pretty domesticated, but there is still plenty of wild country out there to discover, and even the most leisurely hiker knows that. However, after enough well-worn day hikes, the true adventurer begins to crave something a little more… Daring. If you are ready to leave those granny-level hikes behind for awhile, you...

Choosing A Hydration Pack Best Suited for Your Activity (with Infographic)

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If you are an avid adventurer, than choosing a hydration pack to fuel you is a pretty straight forward choice.  However, there are a lot of options out there. Packs come in every size from small bladders to massive bags that you wear across your back. However, depending on what you want to do, it is important that you...

Choosing Sunglasses for Outdoors and Hiking PLUS Our Top Picks for 2017

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Sunglasses aren’t just a “cool shades, bro” type of thing.  Sure, they’ve evolved and we demand that we look good in our sunglasses but the fact is that they’re as important as sunscreen and bug repellent on a hike or camping trip. Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays.  They protect your eyes from dirt, branches, flying debris, and...

How to Stay Hydrated During Winter Hikes

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While winter isn’t quite here yet, those cold winds are starting to blow and the snow is coming soon. For more casual hikers, winter means putting up those camping and hiking supplies for a couple of months, but for some, the snow just reinvigorates a favorite hiking trail with new sights. Unfortunately, as the seasoned winter hiker will already...

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