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Hiking Survival Gear Guide

Hiking Survival Gear Guide

Day hikes don’t always go as planned and it pays to equip yourself with extra survival and emergency gear whenever you take a hike in a National Park, State Park, or National Forest. Help can take a surprisingly long time to arrive the minute you leave a trailhead or paved …

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Hiking the Sugarloaf Mountain Trail in Northern New Hampshire

Hiking the Sugarloaf Mountain Trail

Sugarloaf Mountain is a 52-with-a-view peak in the Nash Stream Forest, a conservation area in Northern New Hampshire, about 10 miles north of Mt Cabot and the northernmost border of the White Mountain National Forest. The Nash Stream Forest is considerably less developed than the White Mountains to the south, …

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Expedition Foods High Energy Freeze-Dried Camping Meals Review

Expedition Foods High Energy Freeze-Dried Camping Meals Review 640

Expedition Foods is a UK-based freeze-dried camping meal manufacturer that makes really good 1000 calorie and 800 calorie meals. You can buy their meals in the USA from Racing the Planet, an organization that runs extreme ultramarathon events in deserts around the world. Not only are they packed with calories, …

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Hiker Self Rescue on the Castle Trail

Hiker Self Rescue on the Castle Trail

If something bad happens to you on a hike and you’re alone or with a friend, would you be able to self-rescue, or would you need to contact search and rescue and request help? That is a question I ask myself whenever I go hiking. It dictates the routes I …

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10 Best Trekking Poles for 2020

10 Best Trekking Poles for Hiking and Backpacking

Trekking poles provide many benefits to hikers and backpackers from added stability and balance on rough trails to less wear and tear on knees and hips, especially when hiking downhill. The most popular trekking poles used by hikers and backpacks are adjustable in length, with a clamp-style lever lock adjustment …

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