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April 18, 2011 by  
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This is an item that I think any outdoor enthusiast should have in their backpack.   A headlamp comes in handy in and around your campground at night, like reading in your tent or walking to and from the restroom.   I have used mine to run and ski in the dark winter months, and on day […]

Hard Shell versus Soft Shell Jackets

August 16, 2010 by  
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Heading out for a quick afternoon hike in cloudy and cool conditions, with just the lightest of drizzles in the forecast? Your soft-shell jacket could be the perfect choice. On the other hand, for that weeklong backpacking trip next month, you might do better to bring your favorite hard shell jacket. Why the difference? Well, […]

What is Geocaching?

July 12, 2010 by  
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Geocaching – The High-Tech Treasure Hunt Geocaching (pronounced geo-cashing) is a relatively new form of outdoor adventure that combines treasure hunting, hiking and navigation. The name is a combination of the prefix “geo,” short for geography, and “caching,” which means to hide something away. Geocaching relies on handheld GPS (Global Positioning System) devices and on […]

Compass vs GPS

June 2, 2010 by  
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    Which is Better – Compass or GPS? The compass is a simple but effective navigational tool that has been in use for centuries.  Countless explorers and adventurers have relied on the compass for directions.  Now it seems that new technology in the form of the GPS device is replacing this humble tool.  Millions […]

Selecting a Tent

April 24, 2010 by  
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How to select a tent? Decision time; summer’s on the way, and your camping trips are on the calendar. A new tent would be a great treat, but of the several hundred tents you find on offer, which is the one for you? This primer might offer some helpful ideas on narrowing down your search […]

How to carry water while hiking?

April 24, 2010 by  
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Hydration is one of the most important, yet often overlooked, elements of a successful outdoor adventure.  Whether it is an easy hike or a strenuous activity, staying hydrated can be the difference between having a fun vs. miserable experience. Who needs to hydrate?  This is simple; everyone needs to hydrate when participating in outdoor activities.  […]

How to Prepare for a Backpacking Trip

April 20, 2010 by  
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Backpacking in the wilderness is an exciting adventure that everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime.  Spending time immersed in nature and surviving on only what you can carry on your back is exhilarating.  It can also bring a deep sense of inner calm and oneness with nature. To get the maximum benefit […]