Cotton Kills: Beware

November 11, 2011

Heed the warning: “Cotton kills.” That’s right, it’s not just a cliche. It can really kill you while hiking by contributing to deadly hypothermia.

Instead, opt for synthetic fabrics that wick moisture away from your skin. Stay safe. Shun cotton.

South Carolina Hiking Trails,
Making a Survival Shelter,
Trekking Poles Reviews,
How to Use Trekking Poles,
Hiking Montana,
Hiking with GPS

Hiking the Appalachian Trail

November 10, 2011

Hiking the Appalachian National Scenic Trail: It Takes More Heart

Sun over a lake along the Appalachian Trail in Maine. Photo by Danny Bernstein. Is 2012 your year to hike the Appalachian National Scenic Trail? It's not about the gear; it's about wanting to do it. If you're trying to figure out if

Publish Date: 11/06/2011 0:08

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2011/11/hiking-appalachian-national-scenic-trail-it-takes-more-heart-heel8951

Backpacking Ultralight,
Wilderness Water Purification,
Map & Compass: Navigating in the Wilderness,
Hiking Safety Tips,
Hiking Talus and Scree

Hiking Venue: Horsetail Falls, Lake Tahoe

October 24, 2011

Horsetail Falls, Lake Tahoe, California

Horsetail Falls in Lake Tahoe, CA

Tired of paying full price for outdoor gear?

Click Here to Find Sale and Clearance items at REI.com!

Give this post a boost on StumbleUpon. Click this button. Thanks.
———-

We welcome comments. Please join the conversation.

Please subscribe to our RSS Feed for more great outdoors tips and issues (top right corner).

Breaking in Hiking Boots

Wilderness Eye Problems

Learn to identify edible wild plants with Edible Wild Plants Cards.

Hydration Packs

Follow me on Twitter for more great outdoors tips and issues.

Outdoors and Hiking Tips

Wilderness Water Purification

How to Purify Water While Hiking

August 18, 2011

One of my favorite things to do in the summer is to hike. During the summer, there is more time to go for a hike but with the summer also comes the heat. A very important thing to do in the summer is to keep hydrated and this also applies for hiking, no matter what the season. It is not always possible to carry enough water on us during a long hike, so here are some informative videos on different ways to purify water while on the trail.

How to Purify Water on a Hiking Trip

Knowing how to purify water on a hiking trip is an important skill for any serious hiker, as it could one day save your life. Find out how to collect, filter, and purify natural water so that it is safe to drink.

Day Hiking : Day Hike Water Purification Tips

Water purification is important if you are uncertain about the water on your day hike. Learn more tips about water purification in thisfree hiking video. Expert: Steve Curtis Bio: Steve Curtis has been involved in outdoor activities his entire life a…

Read the rest of this entry »

Uses of Duct Tape while Hiking

August 15, 2011

Duct tape is a simple and inexpensive things that has multiple uses. Here are some videos that offer good tips on the uses of duct tape while hiking.

Video Quick Tip: Carry Duck Tape

http://www.rei.com Take two or three feet of duck tape and wrap it around your trekking pole. It has tons of uses and then you always have it with you in the back country if you need it.

Read the rest of this entry »

Picture of the Day: Black Bear with His Dinner

August 15, 2011
Black bear (Ursus americanus ) removing a dead...

Image via Wikipedia

Black Bear with a Salmon for Dinner

Enhanced by Zemanta

———-

We welcome comments. Please join the conversation.

Please subscribe to our RSS Feed for more great outdoors tips and issues (top right corner).

Winter Alert: Perfluorooctanoic-acid

Cell Phones in the Wilderness?

Acquire survival skills quickly with Survival Playing Cards.

Wholesale Sporting Goods

Follow me on Twitter for more great outdoors tips and issues.

Outdoors and Hiking Tips

A Tip for Hiking with Your Dog

August 15, 2011
A hiking dog

Image by Rich Moffitt via Flickr

We love hiking with our beloved pooches. We get to share the outdoors with a pet that is part of our family. However, there are those that don’t feel the same way about dogs and you never know if you will encounter someone on the trail that does not see them as a friend. Be courteous and keep a leash with you to keep hiking a pleasant experience for everyone on the trail.

———-

We welcome comments. Please join the conversation.

Please subscribe to our RSS Feed for more great outdoors tips and issues (top right corner).

Backpacking Wood Stoves: Pros and Cons

Four Legs Are Better than Two

Learn to identify edible wild plants with Edible Wild Plants Cards.

Wholesale Backpacking Equipment

Follow me on Twitter for more great outdoors tips and issues.

Outdoors and Hiking Tips

Enhanced by Zemanta

Trails in Mount Rainier National Park

April 25, 2011
A photo of Mount Rainier taken from Paradise

Image via Wikipedia

Spring is a fun time to hike around Mount Rainier. Here is a great website listing the trails that are in Mount Rainier National Park. Enjoy!

Trail Running in Mount Rainier National Park

There are three primary regions of trail running interest at Mount Rainier National Park – the southwest area (Paradise/Longmire), the northeast area (Sunrise), and the northwest area (Mowich and Carbon River). …

Publish Date: 12/22/2010 6:00

http://www.irunfar.com/2010/12/trail-running-in-mount-rainier-national-park.html

Enhanced by Zemanta

———-

We welcome comments. Please join the conversation.

Please subscribe to our RSS Feed for more great outdoors tips and issues (top right corner).

Should Wolf Hunting Be Allowed?

7 Ways to Put Wilderness into Your Daily Life

Our Natural Heritage: Largely Unappreciated

Learn to tie knots with Knot Playing Cards.

Backcountry Camping Gear

Follow me on Twitter for more great outdoors tips and issues.

Outdoors and Hiking Tips

Picture of the Day: Kalalau Lookout

April 25, 2011

Kalalau Lookout, Kauai

Taken just as the sun set. You can see the glowing reflections of the sun on the lower cliffs and the clouds in the distance. In my opinion, this is one of the most amazing views on earth.

Author:Kaldoon

———-

We welcome comments. Please join the conversation.

Please subscribe to our RSS Feed for more great outdoors tips and issues (top right corner).

Wilderness Survival Gear for Your Backpack

Green Hydration

Learn to identify edible wild plants with Edible Wild Plants Cards.

Dakine Backpacks

Follow me on Twitter for more great outdoors tips and issues.

Outdoors and Hiking Tips

Natural Remedies for Insect Bites

April 25, 2011

While hiking, we can get all sorts of insect bites. Here are some great articles on how to treat these bites with natural remedies.

Natural Health Remedies for Insect Bites and Stings | Jeweled Web

Almost anywhere you reside on this planet there are small creatures, tiny insects that attack to sting or bite you, either because they see you as a threat to.

Publish Date: 04/10/2011 4:11

http://www.jeweledweb.com/natural-health-remedies-for-insect-bites-and-stings/

Natural Medicine & First Aid – Stings and Insect Bites | Wirral

Here are some natural remedies to disinfect, soothe, and prevent further swelling of bug bites and stings that should be prepared and kept in the first aid box, along with first aid procedure for removing a bee or wasp stinger. …

Publish Date: 04/10/2011 6:40

http://wirralwaspsnest.com/2011/04/natural-medicine-first-aid-stings-and-insect-bites/

———-

We welcome comments. Please join the conversation.

Please subscribe to our RSS Feed for more great outdoors tips and issues (top right corner).

Hiking Is Good for You, Mentally

Mountain Sickness and Gingko Biloba

Acquire survival skills quickly with Survival Playing Cards.

Arc’teryx Backpacks

Follow me on Twitter for more great outdoors tips and issues.

Outdoors and Hiking Tips


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.