Camping, Hiking and Backpacking
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Here are a few tips on how to pack or stuff your gear into your large backpack for your next outdoor/
– To pack your food items, place them all in their own bags. This way it prevents any spills or smells
from gettting your other gear / clothing wet or smelly.
No matter what activities you do, your knees are a big part of those activities, like just going for a walk in the city, hiking on the trails or snowboarding. So it is recommended to try to keep your knees in good health all year round. If you don’t it makes you more succeptible to injuries, below are a exercises and other things you can do at home to improve
and maintain your knees.
If you break a tent pole you could replace it with an aluminum arrow shaft. Many arrows are made of Easton aluminum which are similar grade to tent poles and come in hollow 36-inch lengths that can be cut down to size.
During spring melting snow and lots of rain equals streams and rivers that will be overflowing. If you are hiking along and your trail suddenly turns into a deep river crossing then you can try using this outdoor survival technique.
Your getting your tent ready for the upcoming camping season, and you’ve just applied seam-sealer to your tent, just in case of those freak thunderstorms. But you’ve got a problem, now you have seam sealer all over your fingers…No problem, to remove the sticky seam sealer, just rub acetone-based nail polish remover on your hands with a rough cloth, then wash your hands with soap and water. Seam sealer be gone!
Going backpacking or camping by shaving as much weight (ultralight) as possible off your backpack might sound quite hardcore, but veteran hikers and backpackers know that the lighter weight of not carrying so much stuff is worth it and easier once you get the knack of it.
The Sherpa Rest
You waste a lot of energy hoisting a heavy pack after every trailside rest break. Instead, try the “sherpa rest,” used by generations of Himalayan and Andean porters. When your shoulders are ready for a break, look for a log or flat-top boulder slightly higher than your waist.
- Clips rather than sleeves and fewer poles translate to a faster set-up.
- More poles and continuous sleeves add stability in stormy weather.
- Mesh limits condensation, but reduces warmth and weather protection
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