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Backpacking For Beginners - Starting on an Exciting Journey

There are some things to consider before you start backpacking for the first time. Beginners need to know about backpacking equipment, gear, supplies and essentials. Backpacking can turn into a horrifying experience if you're not prepared with the basics. Backpacking can be done in either urban areas or in the wilderness or a mixture of both and the requirements of backpacking equipment and gear are different as well as the planning. Common tips for Beginners There are some backpacking tips that apply to both the wilderness and civilization. Here they are: * Break in your hiking boots by taking them for short hikes. * Test your backpack clothing to check if they'll be comfortable for you by using them on short hikes. Fully load your backpack with all you need for the backpacking trip and take them on short hikes to test for comfort and to find out which of the straps does a better job in distributing the load. * Test and learn how to use your camping equipment including camping stove, water filter, camp...


LED Flashlights: Being Prepared For A Winter Hiking Adventure

Winter hiking can be a tranquil even surreal experience when done properly. The peace of walking through cold and wintry scenes captured in the outdoors is considered by many to be a great way to spend a day. Additional precautions are needed when hiking in the winter, however, as winter weather can create a number of issues not typically a problem in the summer. It is important to protect yourself from both colder temperatures and potential winter hazards this time of year. Making sure that you have the right equipment for your hike and taking extra time planning so that you can avoid many potentially dangerous situations are important to winter hiking safety. Essential Equipment Proper equipment is a winter hiking essential. Your biggest priorities are going to be making sure that you have light and warmth when you need it, as well as food and water to keep you from becoming dehydrated or hungry. A basic multipurpose tool or a pocket knife is important for any hiking situation. A small first aid kit is to...


How To Choose a Travel Backpacking Backpack

If you backpack around the world you might want to consider a travel backpack that's also suitable for backpacking. External frame backpacks are too bulky to fit the luggage compartment.Choosing a travel backpack wont be like choosing just another luggage because your backpack will also be your home. It holds your tent, clothes, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, stove and more.You have to remember that your pack will also get a lot of rough treatment whether at the airport or on the trail. It'll be exposed to the sun, rain, dust and get tossed on, under, and around all kinds of planes, trains, and busses. You might also have to balance between toughness and features and easy access. Choosing a travel backpack requires some thought.A travel backpack can either have wheels or not. If you're a lightweight backpacker you won't want any wheels on your pack but if you pack heavy you would really appreciate wheels on your backpack that you can use on smooth surfaces at the airport. How you load your pack is also an import...


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