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Which Is Easier To Carry; A Shoulder Backpack Or Back Bags?

Jeanine Falco

Which Is Easier To Carry; A Shoulder Backpack Or Back Bags?

Sling Bag or Hiking Backpack Debate Which type of hiking bag is easier to carry?  This debate is not as complicated as which came first, the chicken or the egg, but many hikers have different viewpoints on which type of hiking pack is more comfortable. Your destination and time on a hike, plus your habits will determine if one is easier than the other. Many hikers have a clear preference for a sling bag while hard-core trekkers swear by back bags.  Let’s cut through the confusion and sort this all out. Sling Pack Used As A Hiking Day Pack Since...

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Backpack Hiking Should Be Preserved Like Fine Wine

Jeanine Falco

Backpack Hiking Should Be Preserved Like Fine Wine

Anything we do in life during the times when we have the most clarity, the best memories and witness the most breathtaking places, scenery or lessons should motivate us to want to capture all of it while it is still fresh. I'm not only talking about photos you might snap with your phone or camera. I'm talking about your thoughts, your discoveries and your reactions to all of those. Any seasoned hiker knows that no two hikes are the same, even if in the same location, so how awesome would it be to have it all on record to refer...

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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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