Archive for November, 2011

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

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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

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