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How To Pack A BackPack for Hiking, Backpacking Trip

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

How to pack your backpack bag for camping tripHere are a few tips on how to pack or stuff your gear into your large backpack for your next outdoor/
camping adventure.

– 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.

Keeping Your Knees In Good Health – On The Trail – Part 2

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

Trekking pole hiking lessen strain on knees

Keeping Your Knees In Good Health – At Home Exercises – Part 1

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Knee health exercises lunge, squats

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.

Replacing Broken Tent Poles with Aluminum Arrows

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Replacing tent poles with aluminum arrows

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.

Float Across Deep Water Using Your Backpack as a Buoy (floatation device)

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

Float across river with backpackDuring 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.

Remove Seam Seal From Sticky Fingers

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

remove Seam seal from sticky finger

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!

Methods For Keeping Weight Down For Long-Distance Backpacking / Hiking

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Reduce weight of backpack content go ultralight

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.

Time For A Rest While Hiking / Backpacking – Do The Sherpa Rest

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009

Sherpa carrying heavy loadThe 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.

Camping Tents Buying And Maintenance Tips

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Camping Tent in store

Buying Tips

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