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HOW TO BUILD UP YOUR HIKING STAMINA – YOU CAN CLIMB YOUR OWN PERSONAL “MOUNTAINS”!

 

No matter what level we are at right now, we ALL had to take those very first steps and work our way up to greater distances and heights in our individual hiking journeys. In this post, we will be exploring ways to build up our hiking stamina, so we can ALL climb our very own personal “mountains” – whether it be a hill – or Mount Everest!

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HOW TO HAVE CLEAN, SAFE DRINKING WATER IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS

 

When we set out on our hiking and camping trips, we know that we need to carry plenty of water, but on longer excursions, it just may be physically impossible to take all the water we will need. We also need to be prepared if, GOD Forbid, we become stranded for any reason. We simply MUST have water – as a general rule of thumb, that would be one liter of water for every 2 hours we are on the trail.   In this post, we will discover the steps needed to filter and purify water from the great outdoors.

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HOW TO PACK YOUR HIKING BACKPACK CORRECTLY

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We know all about how to choose our hiking backpacks after reading my post “Choosing The Perfect Hiking Backpack To Fit Your Needs”. After we have purchased our perfect backpacks and are preparing for our hiking trip, the next Big Question is “Just how do I pack my backpack correctly?” The 3 basics to always keep in mind are: we pack for comfort, stability, and convenience.

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CHOOSING THE PERFECT HIKING BACKPACK TO FIT YOUR NEEDS

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In this article, we will be looking at different types of hiking backpacks. We can then narrow down the categories, determining exactly how to choose the perfect hiking backpack to fit YOUR particular needs. In order for us to even know where to begin choosing a backpack, we should have an idea of when and where we will be hiking, and also knowing how long we intend to be on the trail. We will also need a pack that fits us properly and has a suspension system that handles our bodies and the weight we put on it.

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A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO HIKING

 

 

Hiking is such an awesome activity – just walking, and becoming one with nature as you totally lose yourself in the beauty of this Earth! Before we start out, however, there are some beginner’s guides to hiking that we need to familiarize ourselves with. These guidelines will help to keep us safe, prepared, protected, and be mentally and physically ready to take on those trails!

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WHAT EXACTLY IS PROPER HIKING APPAREL – AND DO WE REALLY NEED IT?

Before we head out on our hikes, there are factors we must look into – weather forecasts, the length of our hikes, the types and conditions of our trails, and the proper hiking apparel we will need.  We can have all the necessary gear and accessories, but if we are not wearing the proper attire, we are off to a very bad start!  Nothing can ruin a perfectly-planned day in The Great Outdoors faster than being totally miserable and uncomfortable in clothing that does not breathe and move with us!  In this article, we will learn together exactly what constitutes proper hiking apparel, and why we REALLY DO need it!

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FAMILY HIKING VACATIONS

Let’s admit it – 2020 has been an extremely difficult and crazy year with the COVID-19 pandemic holding us prisoner in our own homes ALL YEAR LONG!! Hopefully, 2021 will be a much brighter year, so let’s start dreaming now, and begin looking into some family hiking vacations and get ready for adventure in the Great Outdoors!! While we all wait for life to resume some type of normality, we can still be together, but get away for some awesome fresh air, relaxation, and lots of physical and mental stimulation. In this post, I will be looking at the top 10 family hiking vacations across the United States, so you will be sure to find one that you are able to escape to!

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COLD WEATHER CAMPING GEAR

 

 

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While most people are getting ready to hibernate during the Winter months, there are some of us who long to be outside in the crisp, fresh air.  Camping in the Winter is so exhilarating!  As long as we have the proper cold weather camping gear,  our winter camping experiences can be both comfortable AND exciting!  Cold weather camping gear is similar to 3-season camping gear, but there is more emphasis placed on warmth and toughness.  We will take a look now at the proper gear for braving the winter elements . . .

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A PAIR OF COLD WEATHER HIKING BOOTS

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Hello everyone, and Happy Thanksgiving!!  That being said, Old Man Winter is fast approaching, and it is time to make sure we are well prepared for some invigorating cold weather hiking!!  One of the most important things we will definitely need to invest in is a great pair of cold weather hiking boots.

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