Swollen Hands Hiking

Swollen Hands Hiking: Why Do My Hands Swell During Long Hikes?

Q. Why do my hands swell during long hikes? A. Swollen hands hiking or similar physical activities are quite common. The most likely cause of this problem relates to the body’s blood vessels and increased...
Post Hiking Recovery: 8 Useful Tips

Post Hiking Recovery: 8 Useful Tips

Post hiking recovery is must-do rule after the trauma the body experiences from a long hike in the wilderness. Even a well prepared hike can leave joints swollen and muscles achy. But, there are several...
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...
Rules of the Hiking Trail

7 Unwritten Rules of the Hiking Trail

There are a number of largely unwritten rules of the hiking trail that let hikers get along with each other. As with many things in life, it comes down to the old adage “treat others...
Hot Weather Hiking

9 Tips for Hot Weather Hiking

Everyone loves beautiful, sunny days, but unless there is some caution involved, hot weather hiking can be harmful. As temperatures rise higher and higher, so do the risk of becoming dehydrated, ill and in some...
Machu Picchu trekking guide

How to Prepare for a Successful Thru-Hike

It doesn’t matter where you do it or how long the hike is, if you are a hiker, completing a multi-day thru-hike is a transformative experience. Hiking the Appalachian Trail or the Pacific Crest...
Hiking Tips for Beginners

18 Must-Follow Hiking Tips for Beginners

Before heading into the wilderness on a hiking trip make sure to be fully prepared. A day-hike is easily ruined when the must-have gear is left behind, such as fresh socks, rain gear, snacks, map,...
Is Hiking or Running Better

Is Hiking or Running Better

Q. Is Hiking or Running Better. A. Hiking and running has differences and similarities; the most-effective physical activity is the one you like, which keeps the motivation up. The preferred option is certain to relate...

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