Health & Hygiene

Backpacking with Earplugs

Backpacking with Ear Plugs

Whenever, I go backpacking I always bring along earplugs. If I’m sleeping near someone in a tent or a shelter, who snores, it helps cut down or eliminate the noise level. They also let me block out the sounds of the forest …

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Hiker Foreplay: The Tick Check

The Tick Check Position

It’s widely known that day hikers have the best sex lives in the hiking community, followed by section hikers, and lastly thru-hikers who smell so bad and are so exhausted after hiking 20-25 miles per day, week in and week out, that …

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Toe Nail Fungus: Treatment and Prevention

Toe Nail Fungus (Wikipedia)

Toe nail fungus, also known as onychomycosis, is surprisingly common among long distance hikers and an estimated 10% of the US population suffers from this condition (source: Johns Hopkins Health Information Library.) If your toenails are yellow, brittle, or unusually thick, you …

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HikeGoo Blister Prevention Cream

HikeGoo Logo

HikeGoo has proven to be highly effective in preventing blisters and calluses for hikers using a wax-based lubricant that prevents blisters and protects your feet from moisture. Rick and Carl, the founders of Foot Kinetics, developed HikeGoo after trying almost every other …

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Good Samaritans on Mt Washington

Tuckerman Ravine, Mt Washington

I took part in a rescue effort last week on Mt Washington, trying to revive a man who collapsed on the Tuckerman Ravine Trail, we believe from a heart attack. There were about a dozen of us altogether, performing CPR and assisted …

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