Hiking is a great way to get away from it all. It's also a great way to exercise and enjoy the rewards of nature at its finest.
Hiking Hints, Tips and Info
If you are looking to get into hiking, then this is the section for you.
Find useful hints and tips, helpful advice from food and water to fitness, bear safety, and some tips to help beginners start enjoying the sport of hiking.
The best hiking tips and advice for anyone looking to hike past their local park onto neighborhood trail.
Learn how to get fit for hiking. Find out what exercises you should do and which tips will help you prepare your body for a long hike in the woods.
Useful tips and advice for cooking and eating on the trail, plus where to find and purify water.
Learn how to stay safe hiking and have the best outdoor adventure of your life. We cover everything from first aid kits, navigation tips, and preparing for rain.
If you’re new to hiking and planning a hike in the wilderness, you’ll properly have one or two questions that could benefit from an answer.
Time invested in prep and the right hiking supplies can have a significant impact on the success or failure of a planned trip in the wilderness.
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Leukotape tape is a high tensile adhesive bandage impregnated with zinc oxide that can be used to prevent and treat blisters.
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A hiking adventure is much more enjoyable when traveling with a lightweight pack with only the hiking essentials in place.
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Being prepared includes taking a hiking first aid kit. But what should you take and what can you leave at home?
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Hiking varies in terms of the preparation needed (both the equipment and yourself!) depending on the type of hike you plan to do.
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You can cook on an open fire, but there are several stoves that do not involve fruitlessly trying to light damp twigs.
We look at the most common types >>
Knee pain hiking is relatively common with hikers, especially as you get older.
However, a good regime of strengthening and stretching can minimize this >>
Insects can be a nuisance when hiking, but in regions with lush rainforests, wildflower meadows, and ocean tide pools, insect protection is essential.
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Backpacking for the first time? A little nervous? Feel like there are things that you should know or do but you just can't imagine what it is?
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When hitting the trail, nutrition is important, but so is the weight of your pack.
Give these lightweight, nutrition-packed foods a try >>
Hydration packs are a relatively new introduction but have caught on fast.
So here is our introduction to them, and what you need to know when buying >>
Although out of favor for keeping your food safe from bears, hanging a bear bag can still keep your food away from other critters.
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