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Winter Hiking; What’s Stopping Your Backpack Adventures?

Jeanine Falco

Winter Hiking;  What’s Stopping Your Backpack Adventures?

Winter hiking brings a whole new perspective to hiking backpack trips. If you’re settling indoors for the next four months, you could be missing out on some awesome explorations.  Sure, it’s cold and a bit harder to navigate through snow, but the landscape is completely different and there is plenty of adventure to behold during a winter hike. What makes you scoff at winter snow hikes?  Here is how you get over the negativity and ideas of where to winter hike, both on snowy trails and warmer climates. Backpack Hiking Need Not Be On Icy Mountains  You don’t have to...

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Backpacks For Men; What’s All The Hype About Backpack Hiking?

Jeanine Falco

Backpacks For Men; What’s All The Hype About Backpack Hiking?

Backpacks for men in past centuries often consisted of burlap sacks tied on a stick. You might have a vision of a hobo carrying a get-up like that.  Today, backpack manufacturers are keenly aware of the love of backpack hiking, but it’s not just men that carry hiking packs.  More women are learning the adventure that lies in trail backpack hikes.  The current hype can be explained by the growing numbers of men and women taking up the sport of hiking and loving it. Is Hiking Really Loved By Both Sexes? Do women really enjoy the bugs, the strange nature...

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Backpacking Backpacks – 2 Critical Things That Age You

Jeanine Falco

Backpacking Backpacks – 2 Critical Things That Age You

Backpacking backpacks used on a great hike in nature has benefits beyond what you may think.  Nobody likes the thought of their body aging, but hiking can become a challenge for folks over 50. Depending on where you hike, you’ll see all ages of people realizing some impressive goals on the trail.  Do you know what will age you faster?  Here are two things that are significant factors that are necessary to prolong body aging. Hikers Maintain Strength In Their Bodies Chances are, if you were active in your younger years, you will remain so as you age. Unless you...

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Water Bottle Backpack; Never Take A Backpack Trip Without This

Jeanine Falco

Water Bottle Backpack; Never Take A Backpack Trip Without This

A water bottle backpack is a great idea for any hiking trip.  The more complicated it is to get to your drinking water source, the more hikers tend to procrastinate about drinking water.  An exterior pocket is a good way to take sips on the go.  Within all the packing and planning of your hiking trek, make sure your water consumption and the source for it are a serious part of your planning before you ever step foot on the trail. Planning Your Hiking Trip And Adequate Water Consumption While you are mapping out your trek, check the area of...

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Trendy Backpacks – The New Age Of Hiking Backpacks

Jeanine Falco

Trendy Backpacks – The New Age Of Hiking Backpacks

Trendy backpacks are nothing like the hiking bag of 10 years ago.   Hikers used to deal with plenty of odd shapes, heavy weight and less than ideal features in hiking pack choices. What exactly has replaced the backpacks that now seem to be time dated?  Here are what manufacturers are including in today’s hiking backpacks that will excite you and want an updated one for yourself. What About The Size And Shape Of Hiking Bags? Many thru-hikers tend to carry huge framed backpacks because they are usually hiking for weeks at a time. Carrying belongings or gear on our backs...

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