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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…

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Backpack Review: North Face Recon

March 31, 2011

North Face Recon Backpack Review

The North Face Recon is one of the staple backpacks seen on school campuses around the country and with good reason. The fact that you see the same design selling year after year is a testament to how well thought-out it is. With it’s large capacity,…

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Hiking Trail of the Day: California’s Lost Coast Trail

June 18, 2010
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Northern California’s Lost Coast Trail gives hikers a rare chance to view coastal wilderness in a combination such as sea lions and forest. Learn more about the Lost Coast and follow this link for more information about the trails.

Hike Along the Lost Coast | 101 Things To Do Humboldt

Shelter Cove serves as a dividing line for the roughly 64 miles of California Coastal Trail along the Lost Coast. To the north and south, find pristine views of the Pacific Ocean and the rugged coast that meets it. …

Publish Date: 06/21/2008 0:00

http://101things.com/humboldt/hike-along-the-lost-coast

Lost Coast Trail, finally « besthike.com blog

My boyfriend and I are going to be backpacking much of the Northern Coast this summer and are planning to tackle the Lost Coast Trail. We will definitely be referring back to this post. …

Publish Date: 04/27/2010 5:02

http://besthike.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/lost-coast-trail-finally/

Lost Coast, California

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Our Excellent Adventures » Blog Archive » A visit to the Lost Coast

A visit to the Lost Coast. The Lost Coast of California is made up mainly of the King’s Range, a heavy growth set of peaks and valleys, whose western side is the Pacific Ocean. Hard to get into because of very few roads that are steep, …

Publish Date: 06/01/2010 13:25

http://www.ourexcellentadventures.com/2010/06/01/a-visit-to-the-lost-coast/

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Picture of the Day: Lower Cathedral Lake

June 10, 2010

Cathedral Lake, YosemiteLicense: GNU Free Documentation

This gorgeous view of Lower Cathedral Lake is in the Tioga Road Region of Yosemite.

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Hazards of Hiking

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Hiking Tips: Take Your Kids Hiking

June 9, 2010
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Hiking with your kids can be fun and beneficial for the whole family. Here are some articles to make these outings fun and safe.

Take your kids hiking: 10 tips to make the adventure fun for the

Hiking with kids is a great way to get them connected to the outdoors at a young age, but it can also be intimidating for the parent planner. Following are ten tips to make that hike go smoothly and keep mom and dad on the kids’ good …

Publish Date: 06/03/2010 16:14

http://wilderness.org/content/take-your-kids-hiking-10-tips-make-adventure-fun-whole-family


Outdoor Families, Part 1: Hiking with Children | Attachment

By taking our kids hiking we are modeling the importance of a healthy body to them. We are telling them that we would rather be in the middle of nowhere with them than at home working on our to-do lists. Kids love hikes, and the memories made on hikes … or hiking with kids and enjoying the extra opportunity to focus on them, a good hike will foster love and communication. Really take the time on your hike to try to see the world through your child’s eyes. General tips: …

Publish Date: 05/28/2010 6:05

http://attachmentparenting.org/blog/2010/05/28/outdoor-families-part-1-hiking-with-children/

Take Kids Hiking and Lower Childhood Obesity: Families Hiking

Tips for Taking Kids Hiking. Families with young children and families unaccustomed to spending time in the woods may want to start hiking with children by setting small goals. Here are some suggestions for getting started: …

Publish Date: 03/30/2010 23:01

http://backpacking-trips.suite101.com/article.cfm/take-kids-hiking-to-lower-childhood-obesity

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Cell Phones in the Wilderness: Good, Bad or Indifferent?

June 4, 2010

“Again and again I see in tips about hiking in the wilderness the advice to take along a cell phone. The tipster usually provides safety reasons for the advice. The reasoning goes something like this: If you get in trouble, all you have to do is dial a number and help will be on the way.

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Here are some cogent arguments against packing along your smartphone.

Argument #1: It is unlikely that you will find a reliable signal any distance beyond the trail head. So, the weight of the cell phone is basically useless weight.”

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Hiking Tip: Never Feed Wilderness Animals

May 28, 2010

“Many wilderness animals learn readily to like human food. Included on the list are bears, raccoons, pikas, squirrels, marmots, deer and some birds.

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Human food is like junk food to these animals. It is addictive but not necessarily good for their systems.” Read more here.

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Picture of the Day: Mount Rainier

May 26, 2010
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Mount Rainier

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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: It’s also Who You Hike with

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Hiking Tips: Benefits of Groundsheets

February 9, 2010

If someone asked me to name some hiking and backpacking equipment, groundsheets wouldn’t like be at the top of the list. I’d more likely mention backpacks, sleeping bags or hiking shoes.

Here’s an article that reminded me that groundsheets are useful items that have a variety of uses and benefits. Take a look at this article on groundsheets. It may just give you a bit more exalted view of this lowly item.

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