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It's OK To Be A Soft Core Backpack Hiker

Jeanine Falco

It's OK To Be A Soft Core Backpack Hiker

Backpack hiking should not be something you talk yourself out of enjoying because you feel overwhelmed with what equipment to buy and if you have the physical stamina to mountain climb. There are so many levels of hiking that allow you to enjoy gorgeous scenery, fresh air and spending time in nature with minimal weight to carry and just a willingness to walk. Let's explore the other side of multi-day backpacking and camping at a more beginner or moderate level. Hiking On Vacation                                      Let's say you have a vacation coming up and typically you find yourself wandering the streets with...

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The Hiking World Needs More Snow Angels

Jeanine Falco

The Hiking World Needs More Snow Angels

Winter backpack hiking with snowshoes has become a popular winter activity for recreation, fitness and beating the winter "blues."  Winter is cold, and yes we tend to stay indoors more, yet undoubtedly hibernating like bears is not good for our state of mind or our health. Snowshoe hiking extends the hiking season into winter. Temperatures may be lower, but the sky can be just as blue with the air so fresh and crisp, breathing it in is a welcome relief from the stale air quality of indoor heat. If you have never been snowshoeing, dust off your hiking bag and...

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Struggling With Anxiety? Consider Backpack Hiking

Jeanine & Sal Falco

Struggling With Anxiety?   Consider Backpack Hiking

Something as simple as day hiking can relieve the stress factors that you might be facing in your world. If you are feeling fatigued most of the time and daily stress never seems to let up, you may feel like it would take a miracle to get up and outdoors. Yet studies show that activity involving walking is the best thing for anxiety, stress or depression. You could start with an easy hike the next time you feel stress taking over your life. The minimal risk will yield a far greater reward once you experience the serenity that comes from...

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Turn Cold Into Hot - Backpacking Food On The Trail

Jeanine Falco

Turn Cold Into Hot - Backpacking Food On The Trail

On a multi-day backpacking trek, the food you pack and eat is very different than when you go camping. Hiking food must be lightweight to carry and very portable without need for refrigeration.  There is no ice chest and driving to your perfect campground. You have to haul your food and means of cooking it in your hiking backpack. You should choose calorie-dense and quick-cooking foods to conserve your fuel. After a long hike, a hot meal just seems to hit the spot.  Here's a few great ideas for hot meals in the wilderness. Backpack Hiking Burns Calories Backpacking is...

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Backpack Hiking Injuries Can Be Avoided

Jeanine Falco

Backpack Hiking Injuries Can Be Avoided

Keep Your  Hiking Trip Injury Free Hiking on the trail mean opportunities for wounds, but proper planning and insight can avoid many injuries that render you uncomfortable. The last thing any hiker needs when they finally hit the trails with their backpacking backpack is to encounter an injury. No one can predict unexpected problems 100% of the time, but many can be eliminated. Here are some ways to prevent common situations that could ruin your excursion. It’s more a matter of prevention and ways to avoid the injury that are most helpful. Preventative Measures Proper-fitting hiking boots are the best...

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