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Hiking Tips: Keeping Your Hiking Clothing in Top Shape

May 13, 2010

It’s important to maintain your hiking clothes just like it is important to keep your car maintained.

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Here’s an article with a video on how to do it. Enjoy.


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Hiking Boots or Hiking Shoes?

February 4, 2010

Types Of Hiking Boots And Hiking Shoes

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There are many types of hiking boots and hiking shoes, and the choice can be bewildering. While there are some kinds of hiking footwear that will not fit neatly into any category, I will discuss hiking footwear in terms of four …

Publish Date: 01/15/2010 1:45

So many types of shoes

There are many types of shoes and hiking boots, and the choice can be confusing. While there are certain types of hiking shoes that do not wipe any drawer discuss hiking footwear in four categories, based on the general type of hiking

Publish Date: 01/15/2010 19:30

Re: Hiking Shoes, or Hiking Boots?

Just so that you know I actually am making some progress here, I did drive to Burlingotn today (an hour from where I live) and I bought two types of sock systems.The first ones are made by a company called Wigwam and it is their Trail …

Publish Date: 01/24/2010 16:53

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Outdoor Gear

Think layering

March 12, 2009


When you layer your clothing, you can be prepared for many different types of weather.  If the weather gets colder, put on another layer.  In the opposite situation where the weather gets warmer as the day wears on, peel off a layer or two and stuff them into your backpack.

I just read an account by Scott Janz of a ten-mile hike he took recently – partly in snow.  He reports that the wind gusted to 30 or 40 miles per hour and the wind chill was as low as -10.  Yet, he asserts that layering did the trick.  He did not become too cold or succumb to hypothermia.

You can read about Scott Janz’ winter hiking adventure at