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Beginner's Guide to Safe Hiking Tips & the Best Gear for the Hike (video)

April 24, 2020
In this how-to program we will focus on hiking and all of the basic skills and hiking equipment, clothing and boots you will need to have for a great new outdoor experience with friends and family.…
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How to Tie Four Easy Camping Knots (video)

June 28, 2017
How to tie camping knots. The subject sounds kind of nerdy … until you’re camping and you need to know how to tie a particular knot … like right now. Sure, the family car camper is not usually…
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16 Winter Hiking Boot Tips for the Beginner

January 26, 2017
Hikers love nature and getting outdoors away from the busy lives they lead. Communing with nature however does have its challenges, especially in winter for the beginning hiker. Learning how to keep…
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Demystify Map and Compass With Easy Orienteering Tips Anyone Can Use

November 7, 2014
Declination, triangulation, contour lines, scale … with lots of jargon and no “on/off” switch involved, navigation with a map and compass can be daunting for first-timers. But it doesn’t have to be.…
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3 Surefire Ways to Filter and Purify Water When in the Wilderness

November 4, 2014
“The Bloodletting on the Bloodvein.” That’s what my Canadian wilderness adventure pals dubbed our fishing and paddling excursion along the Bloodvein River in Ontario and Manitoba. We’d anticipated…
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7 Reasons You Should Use Solar Power to Charge Your Electronics

October 29, 2014
I’m a tech junkie, even when I’m out fishing, hunting or camping. But, I’m a dolt when it comes to keeping my electronics charged and ready when needed. Bushnell PowerSync SolarWrapI can’t count the…
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How to Select a Wilderness Campsite That’s Safe and Comfy

October 29, 2014
In an instant the blue-sky, 70-degree, high-country afternoon morphed into a mother of a storm. My husband and I jumped off our horses and secured them, threw our saddles adorned with all our gear…
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9 Tips for Eco-Friendly Wilderness Camping

October 12, 2014
When enjoying wilderness camping, an additional set of environmentally friendly camping criteria comes into play. Keep Mother Nature in mind by setting up camp away from the water and areas with…
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The Importance of Timing Your Hike Right

August 8, 2014
Just like your mother told you before you left the house for an evening of fun with your buddies: "Be back on time or else!" She was adamant about being on time for several reasons, primarily for…
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6 Tips for Choosing the Proper Hiking Boot

July 28, 2014
For my outdoor activities I’ve got to have five different types of footwear with 75 percent of the wearing time going to my hiking boots. When I think of hiking boots, I’m thinkig boots I'm going to…
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12 Tips for Packing a Backpack (video)

July 9, 2014
You've planned for weeks, taken time off work and organized all your gear for several days of hiking through the wilderness. Now comes the moment of truth: fitting it all in your backpack.  We spoke…
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How to Section Hike to Conquer Long Trails You Normally Couldn’t

July 4, 2014
Regarding life in general, most of us struggle to find time to do the things we truly enjoy. Hikers of all ranges commonly wish for more trail time. And for the many of those hikers, the big trails…