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How to Relieve Body Pain After Climbing a Mountain

It’s said that people who like to hike have batteries inside their bodies because of their endurance. Also, sometimes hiking lovers are called robots because it seems that they don’t feel anything

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7 Mistakes Every Solo Hikers Make

There are quite a number of mistakes that you can make as a solo climber, of which can cause harm and even death if fatal. If there is anything you can do before going for mountain climbing is to ensure

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10 Best 2-Way Radios You Can Use in the Mountain

Hiking in the backcountry? Out of cell phone range? One of the best ways to keep in constant contact with your companions is a two-way radio system. Two-way radios work best in rural settings where

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Why is it Important to Carry a Whistle in the Mountains

The climbers pack carefully and take along selected items to survive the unexpected. Certain equipment deserves space in every pack. A climber will not need every item on every trip, but essential

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9 Best Titanium Sporks for Outdoor Use

Is it a spoon? Is it a fork? No, it’s a Spork! Titanium is known for its great strength, corrosion resistance, and lightweight, which makes the Spork a valuable asset around feeding time. Even just

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Why Trail Running is Better than Road Running

Running is a traditional sport that is described as the most popular sport in the whole world. These days, running isn’t just a sport for competitive races. It’s called a hobby, a healthy lifestyle,

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5 Best Rugged Cameras for Outdoor Activities

When you pick a tough camera, you’ll find so much high-tech finery is protected by a thin plastic case. These cameras share core features—underwater capability, shock and cold resistance, basic

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Infographic: Hiking Trail Etiquette

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7 Things that Could Save Your Life (Unexpectedly!)

When you’re spending a lot of time in the wilderness, you will someday experience a few emergencies. Even the most innocent and planned outings are potential survival situations. That fishing trip

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Top 10 Best Headlamps for Any Outdoor Activities

If there’s one piece of equipment that tends to be in anyone’s backpack, it’s the headlamp. Whether you’re a die hard mountaineer or a day hiker who’s never gone over three miles, the odds

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River Crossing: How to Cross a River Safely and Properly

The beauty of watching a mountain stream flowing through a forest could be your highlight of the hike. However, knowing how to cross it is a critical hiking skill. This is one of the riskier things

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8 Best Hiking Shoes for Kids

When you love to hike and have kids, how do you mix these? How would you persuade kids to enjoy hiking and the outdoors as much as you do? Kids definitely like cool gear and being like mom and dad.

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What to Do When You’re Lost in the Wilderness Alone

They say backpackers live their lives in two types of jungles - the urban world and the real wilderness. Each has its own struggles, but there is a big difference when it comes to survival between

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5 Best Handheld GPS for Mountain Climbing

Global Positioning System (GPS) devices are ubiquitous today; however, what role do these devices have when it comes to navigating in the hills and mountains? Some wonder if they can you use their

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How to Pack Things in a Backpack (Easily and Efficiently)

Packing light is a process, not a goal. We can always get better. Travel experts all take different approaches - some downsize their luggage, thereby forcing themselves to carry less; some focus on

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7 Best Backpacks for Multi-Day Hikes

A backpack is one of the first pieces of gear you’ll need to get started hiking. Considering you’ll be wearing it for a lot of hours at a time, you’ll want to make sure you’re picking the right

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How to Choose the Right Tent for Your Adventure

When you have been camping, hiking or backpacking, you definitely know something about tents - busted zippers, pounding wind, deluging rain, and the frustration of trying to get all those poles into

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Top 6 Baby Carrier Backpacks

Whether you’re awaiting the arrival of your newborn or have been trying to get back into an active hiking lifestyle with your 2-year-old, be rest assured that a good carrier will make life easier.

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Top 20 Hiking Essentials You Shouldn’t Forget

Being outdoors and away from the comfort of home, you definitely need to consider what you need to pack before heading out. Everyone is going to recommend that you pack some hiking essentials when

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How to Choose the Right Backpack for You

While you plan your trip to the great outdoors looking at locations, weather and season details; picking a backpack is also anything but simple. The market has a wide range of backpacks, which make

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