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    What to Pack in your Backpack

    Knowing what to pack in your backpack during hikes is an important part of the preparation. You have to pack as little as possible otherwise you’ll burden yourself with a heavy load during a long hike. Minimizing the items on your backpack is especially important if you’re going hiking on a rugged and difficult terrain. The most important tip when it comes to packing is to only bring the essential items. But what are these items you can do without? Here’s a short list of what to pack in your backpack: First Aid Kit Safety is your priority when it comes to hiking. You should bring a first aid kit…

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    Top 5 Tips when going on a Long Hike

    Are you thinking of going on a hike this weekend? If you are, then you should know the top 5 tips when going on a long hike. Start early It’s always better to start early when embarking on a hiking trail, especially one that that you’re not familiar with. This way, not only will the hike be more comfortable on your but you’ll also be able to get a stunning view of the sunrise. Pack light You need to remember to always pack light when going on a hike. Having too much baggage will only affect your speed and the time it will take for you to complete a trail.…

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    3 Important Hiking Safety Precautions

    Are you thinking of going on a vacation that can give you a chance to enjoy fresh air and beautiful sceneries? If you are then you’re probably thinking on going on an adventure hike on your next holiday. But even though it can be quite an amazing feat to accomplish, you need to keep in mind some basic hiking safety precautions in order to ensure your safety. Here are the top 3 tips that you should remember, especially if you’re only a beginner in hiking. Never leave the trail path The most important and basic of all hiking safety precautions that you need to note is to never leave the…

  • How Hiking can keep you Fit
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    How Hiking can keep you Fit

    If you’re searching for a workout alternative that can keep both your body and mind fit, then why not take on hiking as a sport? Aside from the obvious benefit that hiking can keep you fit physically, it can also help your mind stress free. Want to know more on hiking’s health benefits? Read on to find out more. Hiking is a great sport that everyone can easily learn to appreciate. Regardless of whether you’re an athletic person or a simple couch potato, the activity of hiking can be tailor fit to match the level of intensity that you’re looking for. You can take long or short walks at a…

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    An Introduction to The Trail Running Workout

    Trail running is a kind of mix between hiking and free running, and generally the idea is that you hurtle through the woods like some kind of Sonic the Hedgehog fan on too much red bull while jumping across ravines and scrambling up ledges. Proponents of course point out that this kind of exercise is very similar to what we would have done once upon a time in the wild when we would have spent most of our days tracking animals through forests and other locations. Meanwhile there’s the obvious practical benefits of being able to run on a soft surface where you aren’t going to damage your kneecaps, and…

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    Mountain Trekking in Lanzarote – Tips and Safety Advice

    There are many reasons to travel to Lanzarote. You might choose to visit the island in order to sample the beaches and the surf, you might go there in order to build up your tan and lie around the pool, you might go there to explore and go caving, or you might go there so that you can experience the desert. However one more reason you might travel to Lanzarote could be to explore the mountains, and this is one of those few destinations that features the great juxtaposition of mountain ranges and sandy beaches. If you want to take some amazing pictures (why hello new Facebook profile!), if you…

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    Do’s and Don’ts of Off-Trail Hiking

    Anyone who has seen the film ‘127 Hours’ or read Aron Ralston’s harrowing account of his fateful trip to Robbers Roost in south east Utah, will know the first rule of hiking off trail….NEVER leave home without telling someone where you’re going. Aron set out to visit the isolated canyon one spring day in 2003, and nearly lost his life in the process when he became trapped by a fallen rock. After 127 agonising hours, and facing certain death, he finally freed himself by taking the drastic measure of cutting off his trapped arm. Even in today’s highly-technological world of communication, nothing is guaranteed – especially in the barren wastes…

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    5 of Australia’s Greatest Walking Tracks

    From the outback regions of the far west to the verdant wilderness areas of Tasmania, Australia is home to some of the world’s great walking tracks. Some of them can take weeks to complete, while others can be done in four or five days. Some are easy and some are hard, but they all have one thing in common: they are all great experiences. Here are 5 of Australia’s Greatest Walking Tracks: The Larapinta Trail The Larapinta Trail is fast becoming a legendary walking track through the heart of one of the world’s most sparsely inhabited regions – the Northern Territories. This 138 mile (223km) track takes you atop the…

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    Insect Repellent – What You Need To Know

    Nothing can disturb your pleasure of the great outdoors more than being pestered by myriads of mosquitos and other flying nasties. Not only is it unpleasant being bitten by these insects, the range of diseases carried by flying insects and ticks can include (depending upon the location you are travelling in) various internal organ damaging infections such as Dengue Fever, Bubonic Plague and Malaria. All of these things can result in permanent damage and even death if not treated in time, so it makes very good sense not to get bitten in the first place! Types of Insect Repellent There are a number of types of insect repellent, some of…

  • Cooking Tips when Camping
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    Cooking Tips when Camping

    One of the most important parts of camping is what you eat. If you are in the outdoors you’ll probably feel that bit hungrier than if you’re at home and enjoying a sedimentary lifestyle. This means that food is very important and the decisions you make regards food are very much a significant part of the trip. Though, you may have Solid Fuel Stoves, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be good to go. So, here are some great ideas for eating when out and about. Plan By planning the meals you are sure to get all you need on your grocery shop beforehand. The meals you choose are down to…