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  • Hiking Tips: Plant Safety
    HowTo : Posted 06-08-2015

    Hiking Tips: Plant Safety

    As nice as the many pretty flowers you see on the trail may be, you should always resist your urge to pick them and take them back with you.

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  • Hiking Tips: Selecting a Campsite
    HowTo : Posted 06-01-2015

    Hiking Tips: Selecting a Campsite

    At the end of a long day of hiking, nothing could be more relaxing than setting up a proper campsite for the evening. Without due consideration, however, we may ultimately damage the environment as well as endanger ourselves when selecting a place to rest our packs.

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  • Clothing for Your Hike
    HowTo : Posted 05-29-2015

    Clothing for Your Hike

    While numerous lengthy magazine articles and blogs have been written about what one should and shouldn't wear while hiking, there's no need to over-complicate things when it comes to dressing for a comfortable and safe hike.

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  • Hiking Tips: Backcountry Hygiene
    HowTo : Posted 05-26-2015

    Hiking Tips: Backcountry Hygiene

    A clean hiker is a happy (and healthy) hiker. A foray into the woods often means you will come out a little bit dirtier than when you went in.

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  • Hiking Gear: Trekking Poles
    Gear : Posted 05-14-2015

    Hiking Gear: Trekking Poles

    Gear has changed a lot since many of us started hiking. Perhaps one of the most obvious changes, other than the shift toward lightweight equipment, is the growing use of trekking poles.

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  • Hiking Tips: Crossing a Stream
    HowTo : Posted 05-11-2015

    Hiking Tips: Crossing a Stream

    When hiking, sooner or later you're going to come across a stream that doesn't have a footbridge to allow a dry crossing. In spring in particular, many creeks and streams run faster and deeper due to snow melt at higher elevations and seasonal rains.

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  • Deer Breeder Poaching, Taxidermist Confessions
    Story : Posted 05-08-2015

    Deer Breeder Poaching, Taxidermist Confessions

    Why would a commercial deer farmer, who raises giant trophy deer, poach wild deer? There are several reasons why people poach deer but seems rather odd for a breeder to do such a thing.

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  • Hiking Tips: Lightning Safety
    HowTo : Posted 05-08-2015

    Hiking Tips: Lightning Safety

    Lightning is among the deadliest natural phenomena on our planet – and summer, the most popular time for hiking, is the most active time of year for storms.

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  • Hiking Tips: Using a Compass
    Story : Posted 05-01-2015

    Hiking Tips: Using a Compass

    A compass is one of the most basic navigation tools any hiker can own. It needs no batteries, works with any map, and even works without a map!

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  • Hiking Tips: Lost Outdoors
    Story : Posted 04-24-2015

    Hiking Tips: Lost Outdoors

    Ever have a feeling of being lost in life? Well, taking a long hike may be of some help there, but you can't “find yourself” very well if you get lost on the trail. Here are some general tips to help you stay found:

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