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How to Find a Campsite on Your Hike

How to Find a Campsite on Your Hike

Established campsites are great, but they tend to either be full of people or located somewhere far away from where you’re actually planning to hike. If you’re heading out into the wilderness, one of the best skills you can pick up is learning how to find the perfect rough campsite. Here are a few tips, tricks and toys to help …

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5 Reasons Why We Hike

5 Reason Why We Hike

Everyone who hikes does so for their own reasons, and while those reason generally have a common theme, they are as unique as any of us. If you’ve ever had trouble putting those reasons to words, perhaps this will help bring those thoughts into order. Reason 1: The Sights The most obvious of reasons and the easiest to share with …

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Mental Health Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors

Mental Health Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors

Have you ever noticed that your mood tends to dip when it is dark and gloomy outside? Many people find that their mood and their emotions are tied to the weather, but they often don’t understand why. Studies have shown that there are actually some significant mental health benefits to spending time outdoors – keep reading to learn more. How …

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10 Commandments of Hiking

10 Commandments of Hiking

I. Thou shall remain hydrated This cannot be stressed enough! Even if you only plan on heading out for a “short hike”, bring water. Anything can happen out on the trail and you need to be prepared. Bring re-usable water bottles, or bladders, plus water filters or tablets on longer trips. II. Thou shall ingest sustenance Your body needs fuel …

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