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Backpacking Pack – I’m Giving Up Hiking For Good!

Jeanine Falco

Backpacking Pack – I’m Giving Up Hiking For Good!

Your backpacking pack is all set to go and you are really psyched about your hike. Don't cave in to the scare of ticks and Lyme Disease. Instead, protect yourself against Lyme disease from a tick bite before you head out. Current hysteria about ticks; yes you should take it seriously, but don't stop enjoying a great outdoor hike. You don’t have to cover your body in toxic Deet. Instead, adapt the theory that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Here’s how you can keep doing what you love while preventing disease! Hikers;  You Can Avoid...

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Backpacking Backpack – 8 Ways To Make Your Trek Safer

Jeanine Falco

Backpacking Backpack – 8 Ways To Make Your Trek Safer

Backpacking backpack hikers, your love of the outdoors inspires you to get out there and be part of it.  In addition to the sheer enjoyment of your hike, there’s a challenge in knowing you can complete the adventure with minimal to no obstacles, right?   Experienced hikers know that is not always the case, but beginners can help protect themselves on and off the trail, insuring a safe return, by preparation use of these eight safety tips. Leave A Trace – Just Not On The Hiking Trail Your backpacking backpack trip should begin before you ever set foot on the trail. ...

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Camping Backpack - 5 Best Adirondack Backcountry Camping Places

Jeanine Falco

Camping Backpack - 5 Best Adirondack Backcountry Camping Places

Camping backpack hiking is in full swing. Finally, the time of year we all wait for to enjoy the glory of overnight hiking trips.  With so many choices for camping hikes, how do you choose where is the best place to start?  Here are some suggestions for some awesome places in the Adirondacks of the upstate New York area. These trails are beloved by hikers worldwide. . Camping is the perfect way to relax after hiking one of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks, and preparing for the next!  Have you ever been disappointed in a hiking area? You won’t be...

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Trekking Backpack – 6 Hiking Trips For This Summer

Jeanine Falco

Trekking Backpack –  6 Hiking Trips For This Summer

A trekking backpack hike to any of these particular destinations is bound to interest and excite backpack hikers.  Even day pack hikers will enjoy some of these locations, which is the beauty of hiking.  You can go as easy or as challenging as you want to and enjoy yourself in nature.  Hikers of all levels, why not consider these great trails this summer? The legendary Appalachian Trail begins in Georgia at Springer Mountain.  It crosses 14 states ending in Mount Katahdin in Maine. Those who have thu-hiked the entire trail have many exciting stories they could tell.  Depending on your...

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Camping Backpack – Why Have Hiker Numbers Doubled In Seattle?

Jeanine Falco

Camping Backpack – Why Have Hiker Numbers Doubled In Seattle?

Camping backpack hikers are found in every state. The question is, why has the number of hikers increased seven times faster than the population in Seattle, Washington?  What is the draw and what does Seattle have that other states don’t?  Apparently there is more than one simple explanation. Living in a tech world is proving to young adults that the outdoors is the hip place to be and hiking is a great get-away.  The “call of the mountains” has become increasingly stronger. Kids in the 6-12 age range that once loved playing outside are young adults now. They remember how...

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