Survival Clothing For Outdoor Emergencies

Survival Clothing For Outdoor Emergencies

Maybe you don’t need to learn about survival clothing. Maybe you always hike with a spare jacket. Perhaps you never go out into the wilderness overnight, but just for day hikes. Or you bring lots of warm clothing when you do go backpacking. Nonetheless, hundreds of people die or come close to dying every year from exposure. They thought they were prepared. They didn’t expect their clothes to get wet from falling in a stream, they didn’t think they’d be…

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Survival Skills

Survival Skills

Survival skills just for backpacking? Why not? For ultralight backpackers like myself, skills replace gear, and therefore weight. If you spend any time in the wilderness, it also just feels good to know you can deal with whatever comes up. Survival means staying warm and dry, hydrated, uninjured, and finding your way out of the wilderness. Of course, eating is nice too, but not crucial if the situation is just for a few days. Here are some survival skills you…

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Some Tips On Backpacking

Some Tips On Backpacking

Travelers around the world enjoy seeing the sights and wonders of different places with only a backpack for all the things they need. Because they only have a pack on their backs, the possibilities of new sightseeing and activity adventures are limitless. But of course, before you head for a faraway hiking adventure with your backpack, you must make sure that you bring all the things you need to put in your backpack. Below is a checklist that would help…

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Responsible Recreation in the BackCountry

Responsible Recreation in the BackCountry

Having a good time is pretty high on everyone’s to do list, especially when surrounded by awesome views and super-awesome friends. We hike, bike, climb, camp, raft, fish, hunt, four-wheel, sleep and eat – among other things – in the backcountry. If not done properly, that’s a lot of wear and tear on our natural resources. Responsible recreation ensures future outdoor enthusiasts the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors as you have. Without a recreation code of ethics, our backcountry would…

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Pacific Crest Trail – History and Hiking It

Pacific Crest Trail – History and Hiking It

The Pacific Crest Trail runs over the mountain ranges dividing the west coast and the rest of the nation. There is a lot of history tied to the trail and it offers great hiking. Pacific Crest Trail – History Running from the border with Mexico to the Canadian border, the Pacific Crest Trail was used by settlers in the 1800s looking for the good life in California, Oregon and Washington. This 2,500 mile trek offers a variety of environments including…

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Outdoors – Encouraging Activities To Stay Healthy

Outdoors – Encouraging Activities To Stay Healthy

Outdoor activities are the best ways of staying healthy and at the same time it provides you with fun filled entertainment. You can engage yourself in a variety of outdoor activities like hiking, fishing, cycling, horseback riding, white water rafting, kayaking, skiing, mountaineering and rock climbing. A lot of people taking part in outdoor activities do so to stay healthy since it provides a very good way of exercising. Apart from the health point of view, people engage in outdoor…

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Mountain Climbing – Preserve Your Experiences

Mountain Climbing – Preserve Your Experiences

Mountain climbing is a great way to escape the rat race and be one with nature. Alas, your mountain climbing experiences can fade with time. The best way to prevent this is to keep a mountain climbing journal for your adventure,. Mountain Climbing Journals Take a minute to give some consideration to your most recent mountain climbing experience. What sticks out in your mind? Now think about the first time you ever went mountain climbing. Undoubtedly, you remember few things about…

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Night Camping

Night Camping

It’s a great experience to hike away the hours of the night under a full moon. My first time doing this on a longer backpacking trip was on a five-day hike in the Sierra Nevadas. Every night I slept next to a lake, waking up when the cold bothered me. Then I easily hiked through the rest of the night by moonlight. This meant getting up between two and four in the morning and hiking the rest of the night….

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