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Hiking Basics

July 22, 2017

How to Prepare for Mosquitoes on Hiking & Backpacking Trips

I am one of the unlucky souls that mosquitoes love, yet I don’t want that to stop me from being able to go hiking and backpacking. To prepare for trips into areas that are known to have a lot of the biting nuisances, I use a three-step method.

November 19, 2016

How to Help to Protect Wilderness Areas: 10 Organizations to Consider Supporting

Make a positive difference: support non-profit environmental and trail-related organizations that are doing important work to help protect wilderness areas.

May 6, 2015

The Ten Essentials

The level of preparation required to be safe on a wilderness hike varies based on location, weather and type of outing, but here are the essential items that all hikers should have while hiking or backpacking.

April 16, 2015

Leave No Trace Principles

The basis for the Leave No Trace principle is to leave nature in the same or better condition than you found it.

March 22, 2015

What’s in My Pack: Day Hike

This is what I take on a typical day hike in transitional weather… usually spring and fall.