moldy hydration bladder

Identifying, Cleaning and Preventing Mold in Hydration Bladders

Ever seen mold grow?  I mean, really grow?  It’s disgusting.  It smells.  It’s nasty to look at and, yes, mold easily can form in your hydration pack. Check out the image below if you really...
Winter Hiking Gear with family

Go For a Family Hike This Fall or Winter

As the weather turns cooler (okay, downright COLD!), your family may begin to feel cabin fever! Family hiking is a great remedy for that, plus your kids will get to experience the great outdoors. Hiking with...
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How to Stay Hydrated During Winter Hikes

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...
Hiking Alone

7 Tips for Hiking Alone in Safety

The experience of hiking alone can be absolutely magical as long as you plan for safety. While hiking with a group is ultimately safer, sometimes you feel the need to get away from it all...
Desert Hiking

9 Desert Hiking Tips to Stay Safe

Desert hiking is not for the complete beginner or the feint of heart. Hiking at high temperature isn’t impossible, but is certain to be more difficult and needs proper preparation. Desert Hiking Tips for Safety Here...
Mountain Hiking

Tips and Gear for Safe Mountain Hiking

The prospect of mountain hiking fills adventurous people with visions of towering peaks, lush pine forests and rocky sculptures of cliff and scree. Pristine mountain lakes, delicate flowering plants and wildlife also lure hikers to...
Winter Hiking Gear with family

Essential Guide to Winter Hiking Gear

Avid hikers forge out into the chilly winter countryside with as much energy and excitement as they do in the warmer months. The crisp air is clean and bracing, the snowy landscape offers unique sights...
Hiking First Aid Kit

Build a Hiking First Aid Kit

Being prepared (for instance, taking a hiking first aid kit) for an incident on the trails is a must-take precaution to avoid the more serious situations. Most injuries hiking relates to minor sprains or ailments...

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