Tag Archives: hiking

Geocaching – What It Is And How To Get Started

Why wouldn’t you add a treasure hunt to your hike? Geocaching is a strange phenomenon. There are over three million geocaches hidden in 191 countries on all seven continents, yet I still meet people who have never heard of it. ...

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How to Pack a Hiking Backpack For All Day Comfort

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How to Pack a Hiking Backpack So you’re going to take a backpacking trip. You’re about to spend a weekend – or a week – carrying everything you need for survival and fun. Just think of all the things you’ll ...

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The Best GPS Apps For Hiking – Pros And Cons

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Best GPS Apps For Hiking As recently as the turn of this century, every gas station and convenience store in the country had racks full of road maps. Nowadays, not only is it hard to find a paper road map, ...

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The Best Bear Sprays and How to Use Them Effectively

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If you’re going hiking or mountain biking or spending a weekend backpacking, there’s a small possibility you’re going to encounter a bear. We’re guessing that in this situation you’re going to want the best bear spray. Now, most wild bears ...

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Do You Have To Use Trekking Poles?

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Do You Have to Use Trekking Poles? If you were to get in a time machine and go back to the ancient days of the early 2000s, most of the hiking gear you’d see would be the same as today. ...

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The Wicklund Appalachian Adventure

Russell Wicklund is gearing up to hike the Appalachian Trail with his son, who is also named Russell. We’re going to follow them every step of the way. One of my favorite things about writing for 50 Campfires is meeting ...

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Hike 10,000 Years Back In Time On The Ice Age Trail

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Most everyone with even a slight interest in the outdoors has heard of the Appalachian Trail, but for many, it’s a “far away” thing.  Far fewer know about the National Trail System or realize there are opportunities to explore trails ...

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Altra Lone Peak 4 Review

I wish that I could say that I was an early adopter to Altra shoes. That I was there at the beginning. About three years ago I met the folks from Altra while attending a media summit, and I have ...

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Treadbands Stay Put In Any Outdoor Activity

Treadbands take care of a common problem that we’ve all struggled with. You’re on a long hike on a hot summer day and you’re sweaty. Your regular headband is just ok because you have to keep retying it. It doesn’t ...

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Make Your Child A Walking Stick They’ll Love!

If you’ve spent any amount of time hiking with a child, you know that it doesn’t take long for them to find and pickup a walking stick. Unfortunately, these sticks are often dead branches that have fallen to the ground, ...

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