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Hiking Calories Burned (Per Hour)

Hiking calories burned varies with the pack weight, difficulty of terrain, and intensity. Hiking is a reliable cardiovascular exercise to help get in shape and lose weight. Whether you plan to complete the hiking trails...
How to Avoid Common Hiking Injuries

How to Avoid Common Hiking Injuries

Hiking has the ability to combine the benefits of an aerobic exercise with the natural splendor of the outdoors. But, overuse of the hiking trail and pushing the body too hard can result in one...
Women on mountain top celebrating no chafing while hiking.

How to Stop Chafing While Hiking

Unfortunate news, everyone! The season of "chub rub" is back again. If you are not familiar with the term, the issue is more commonly known as chafing, and it can be a real hike-stopper...
Black Bear

6 Laws of Bear Attraction

It is well known the smell of food will entice neighborhood bears to your campsite. Most hikers will take appropriate measures, such as cooking away from camp, storing food in a closed container and avoid...
Hiking in the Rain

8 Useful Tips for Hiking in the Rain

You've chosen to go on a hiking trip that will have you away for a few days. Inevitably you will run into that day that is just downright stormy. It doesn't have to be so...
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How to Get Into Hiking

One of the questions that we often see in hiking forums goes something like this:  "I really like the idea of hiking.  I love the outdoors and I like to challenge myself physicall.  The...
Hiking Lightweight

5 Tips for Hiking Lightweight

Hiking lightweight is going from 50 lb packs to 20 lb packs for the first time. It takes some getting used to because you are bringing along less clothing, less sunscreen, less shelter. Basically, you...
Night Hiking

Night Hiking Safety: 7 Essential Tips

What may be an easy hike while the sun is up can quickly turn into a completely different and potentially dangerous situation after the sun goes down. Lack of preparation can lead to trouble....

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