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The Ten Essentials

Packing the “Ten Essentials” whenever you step into the backcountry, even on day hikes, is a good habit. True, on … Read more

How To… Use Insect Repellents

Biting insects can mar an otherwise perfect day outdoors, and they have the potential to transmit serious diseases. A little … Read more

How To… Use a Compass

Finding your campsite, a spectacular viewpoint or your way back out of the back country won’t always be simple tasks. … Read more

How To… Address Hydration Basics

The adult human body is about 60 percent water, and even light exercise can deplete that percentage, leaving you feeling … Read more

How To…Waterproof Walking Boots

Because almost all walking boots are factory-treated with a Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish, new boots rarely require treatment out … Read more

How To… Choose a Hydration Pack

Hydration packs are designed principally to transport water and make drinking convenient and efficient. In fact, with most hydration packs, … Read more

How To… Prevent and Care For Blisters

The first blister probably occurred shortly after the first humans strapped something on their feet to protect them from primeval … Read more

How To… Read a Topo Map

Learning to read that paper topo map (short for topographic map) is essential. Your map will then be able to … Read more

How To… Care For Your Sleeping Bag

Many of us have a warm and cozy relationship with our sleeping bag that we hope will last for many … Read more

How To… Choose Insoles

Do foot aches, blisters, hot spots or discomfort hamper the enjoyment of your activities? If so, you may want to … Read more