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How To Make Homemade Beef Jerky For Backpack Hiking

Jeanine Falco

How To Make Homemade Beef Jerky For Backpack Hiking

Whenever I am trail hiking or backwoods camping over a weekend. I always pack some good beef jerky as a stable protein. I have found that the the price tag can be a bit crazy for quality jerky. You don't have to be a chef or really any kind of cook at all to make jerky in your own kitchen. Your version will be better for you and much less expensive to make. Why not make your own and store it in your hiking bag for your next excursion. I will take you through the relatively simple process. Make This...

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Is My Hiking Pack Really Waterproof?

Jeanine Falco

Is My Hiking Pack Really Waterproof?

Waterproofing Your Hiking Backpack Many backpacking backpacks claim to be 100 % waterproof, but due to seams and zippers, there could be leakage. As it turns out, a pack that is purchased as totally waterproof is a rare case. You really don’t want to carry a soaking wet hiking bag on your back, nor do you want the contents getting saturated. You need to be certain that the bag and your necessities inside stay dry if you encounter an unexpected rain storm. There are ways you can keep your outdoor backpack clean and dry under any conditions. Liners and Dry...

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Let's Take It To The Max

Jeanine & Sal Falco

Let's Take It To The Max

Check Out This Outdoor Backpack If you are a die-hard hiker, hunter and mountain climber, you love being outdoors and experiencing all that nature has to offer. There is a hiking backpack website; www.naturetrail backpacks.com, that has a great portrayal of outdoor images and nature enthusiasts who obviously enjoy hiking.  There are plenty of backpacks there that will catch your interest, especially if your current pack is getting a bit worn out. Bigger and Better The Falcon III, is a Maxpedition backpack which is a bigger and more comfortable model than previous styles Maxpedition has made. This one has an...

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How To Make Homemade Beef Jerky For Backpack Hiking

Jeanine Falco

How To Make Homemade Beef Jerky For Backpack Hiking

Make This Hiking Backpack Treat Yourself Making your own beef jerky is much simpler than you imagine. It is also a healthier version because you use a beef round roast which is a lean cut of beef. Some folks like to use a special gun tool to make jerky from ground beef.  I prefer to use my dehydrator, but some people like to use their kitchen oven. I'll explain both ways.  If you have a dehydrator, set it to 160 degrees, or up to 175. I rotate the racks hourly so that the meat cooks evenly.  If you don't have...

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Tablets vs Trails - Introduce Your Kids To Backpack Hiking

Jeanine Falco

Tablets vs Trails - Introduce Your Kids To Backpack Hiking

Chances are your child has a backpack for school and realizes its importance for carrying lunch and books etc. When grown-ups don an outdoor backpack, something familiar and mysterious enters a child's thoughts. Where are my parents going wearing a hiking day backpack and can we come too? You can be the unspoken motivation that encourages your kids to exercise, learn and have a great time in the process. Here's how that happens. Backpack hiking provides a whole new world beyond the latest video games, but kids need guidance to discover it. When you introduce a child to the great...

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