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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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Hike: Laurel Highlands Hiking Trails

April 24, 2011
Laurel Highlands Trail

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Laurel Highlands Hiking Trails are considered part of the 100 best in the US. These trails span 70 miles and 5 counties. Take a day and hike a trail or take some more days and try doing the entirety of the trail. Either way, you won’t regret it.

Tales of the Trail Goddess: Laurel Highlands March 25-26

The LHHT-Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail-is the closest trail to me for this, using the first 8 miles of the trail: I believe it’s about 4000 feet of climb for the out and back, from mile zero to mile 8. It was a bit startling, …

Publish Date: 03/27/2011 11:37

http://ultranewby.blogspot.com/2011/03/laurel-highlands-march-25-26.html

John forgot to turn off the Ipod: Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail

Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail winter hike. Success. Young Bob and myself had planned a winter hike on the Laurel Highlands Trail. Leading into it, as we all know, it has been snowing a lot. We went for it anyway, and I got redemption …

Publish Date: 12/20/2010 11:54

http://thesteevo.blogspot.com/2010/12/laurel-highlands-hiking-trail-winter.html

8 Perfect Weekend Trails

The 70-mile Laurel Highlands Hiking trail serves as the backbone of a 218-square-mile forested area that’s called the Laurel Highlands. The area has 600 miles of hiking trail. The Laurel Highlands Trail runs from Ohiopyle State Park and …

Publish Date: 03/22/2011 15:31

http://www.blueridgeoutdoors.com/current-issue/features/8-perfect-weekend-trails/

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Ways to Purify Water While Hiking

April 24, 2011

Water comprises most of our bodies and is essential to hiking. Here are some great articles on how to purify water during your trip. Enjoy!

Water Purification and Camping

So, while hiking or backpacking in the wilderness, you be the judge whether to always purify your water or to take a well-informed assessment approach and enjoying some of the best tasting water on the planet. …

Publish Date: 07/30/2009 12:58

http://freeoutdoors.com/blog/hydration/water-purification-camping

Water Purification Systems for Camping, Hiking, Backpacking or RV

For instance, a camping water purification is very effective, but it should also be quite portable. While many people will simply bring along a water purifier that has been mounted on a pitcher, this might not be ideal when you are …

Publish Date: 04/09/2011 4:34

http://backpackingtravel.org/water-purification-systems-for-camping-hiking-backpacking-or-rv

The Importance Of Water Purification Whilst Camping | Just VERB-IT

This is why when camping or hiking it is essential to have a number of water purification methods at your disposal to ensure your water supply is safe and clean. The most common waterborne bacteria are giardia, … While this may be ideal for cooking, it can seriously affect the quality of drinking water. There is however a solution to this problem with some drops adding a citrus flavour while they purify. Using chemical solutions can also cause problems if used for …

Publish Date: 04/22/2011 12:14

http://www.verb-it.com/the-importance-of-water-purification-whilst-camping/

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Winter Hiking: How to Stay Warm When Temperatures Are Cold

Hiking Tips: Safety First and Last and Always

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Hike: Catoctin Mountain Park

April 22, 2011
Catoctin Mountain Park

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Washington DC is not the first place you would think of when you picture hiking, but there are many great trails within 60 miles from the nation’s capital. Visit Catoctin Mountain Park and try out the many great trails they have there. Here are some articles on the park.

Catoctin Mountain Park (US) Maryland Garmin Compatible Map

Here is a map of Catoctin Mountain Park (US Park), the home of Camp David, the Presidential retreat. Near by is Maryland’s Cunningham State Park. The area contains many hiking trails that lead to great water features and vistas. …

Publish Date: 02/13/2011 21:06

http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/499/

At Maryland’s Catoctin Mountain Park, a Whiskey Still Gets You Up

Maryland’s Catoctin Mountain Park is a 5800-acre park located on rugged forested land about a 90-minute drive northwest of Baltimore. The popular park, which attracted over 440000 visitors last year, has one of the more unusual exhibits …

Publish Date: 09/17/2010 4:59

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2010/09/marylands-catoctin-mountain-park-whiskey-still-gets-you-close-and-personal-moonshine-history6890

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Catoctin Mountain Park

Catoctin Mountain Park was a decent park. We camped over the weekend on Father’s Day in ’08 and it was a really good camping ground. Almost all the camping spots were newly renovated and it was a beautiful campground under the trees. …

Publish Date: 03/05/2011 22:38

http://npsadventure.blogspot.com/2011/03/catoctin-mountain-park.html

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Beautiful Picture of Old Rag

April 22, 2011

VA-2009-01-05-001 Old Rag at Dawn

This was my second of two consecutive days attempt to capture sunrise at Old Rag, Shenandoah National Park. There was nothing to shot Sunday morning so I hiked up again Monday morning. Left the parking lot at 0500 and started the hike in the dark.

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The photo will appear dark in your monitor and I left it this way so it would really reflect what was witnessed at the moment. This is a 600 sec exposure at f/11, ISO 50.

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Hike: Boynton Trail

April 20, 2011
Boynton Canyon Trail

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Try out this short hike in the Boynton Canyon, which is famous for both its beauty and its supposed spiritual vortex.

Boynton Canyon Trail | Sedona Arizona Hiking

Boynton Canyon is one of the most scenic of the box canyons that make Arizona Red Rock Country so famous. This particular trail enjoys the additional.

Publish Date: 02/04/2011 9:26

http://www.sedonaarizonahiking.com/2011/02/04/boynton-canyon-trail/

Boynton Canyon Hike. | RVThereYet Blog Network

Today we were back in Sedona to hike the Boynton Canyon Trail, the trail is located near the Devil’s Bridge Trail off the paved portion of Dry Creek Road near the Enchantment Resort. The information we had about the trail was all over …

Publish Date: 04/13/2011 20:31

http://rvthereyet.cc/blog/2011/04/boynton-canyon-hike/

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The View From the Top of Half Dome

April 19, 2011

Half Dome Hike – The Visor

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Trailspotting: Hiking Yosemite Half Dome

Trailspotting: ALL of my hikes

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Hike Breakneck Ridge Trail

April 19, 2011

Breakneck Ridge

NEPA Trail Mix hiking at Breakneck Ridge

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Hiking With Your Dog

September 9, 2010
Two friends at it again; Ninja and Huck have a...
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Hiking with your dog not only provides a great bonding time but also keeps your pet happy and healthy. Here are some great safety tips on making that hiking time an enjoyable and safe one.

13 Tips for Dog Friendly Hiking

The tag should have your cell phone number and any other information that someone might need if they find your dog. Here’s what we put on Ty and Buster’s tags. 9 – Watch out if it’s hunting season. Take extra precaution when hiking

Publish Date: 08/20/2010 3:00

http://www.gopetfriendlyblog.com/2010/08/13-tips-for-dog-friendly-hiking/

Safety Tips When Hiking With your Dog

There are a few things you should be aware of and you have to take responsibility as so to protect your dog from being hurt or even killed. Below are a few risks associated with taking your dog out hiking or traveling other outdoor …

Publish Date: 08/29/2010 22:29

http://fidoscityguide.com/info/2010/08/30/safety-tips-when-hiking-with-your-dog/

Hot dog! Prevent heatstroke and heat injuries in your pets.

If you take your dog walking, hiking, or running, don’t overwork him as this can cause heatstroke. If your dog shows signs of heat stroke get into air conditioning as soon as possible. Some of the signs include uncontrollable panting, …

Publish Date: 05/27/2010 10:29

http://www.petsitusa.com/blog/?p=3306

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Take Your Children Hiking

August 26, 2010
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Hiking with your children can seem a like a daunting “task”. Here are some ways to make that “task” into a fun activity that you and your family can enjoy.

Take Kids Hiking and Lower Childhood Obesity: Families Hiking

Hiking with children offers a myriad of rewards such as reduced childhood obesity, a greater attention span, and a heightened awareness of the natural world. Kids hiking with families create lasting bonds, become more physically fit and …

Publish Date: 03/30/2010 23:01

http://www.suite101.com/content/take-kids-hiking-to-lower-childhood-obesity-a215606

Hiking With Young Children: Getting Outdoors With Kids Under Five

With patience and flexibility, parents can continue to enjoy hiking while spending quality time with young children and fostering a connection with the natural world. … Young children focus on their immediate surroundings. Rather than focusing on the destination or the physical achievement of a hike, children experience a hike directly through their senses. They move slowly, take in the details, and stop when something catches their attention. Children take the time to …

Publish Date: 06/26/2008 22:41

http://www.suite101.com/content/hiking-with-young-children-a58333

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. We challenge you to get the kids in your life out on the trail this summer, because part of …

Publish Date: 06/03/2010 16:14

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

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