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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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Backpack Bag – Avoid Violence On The Hiking Trail!

Jeanine Falco

Backpack Bag – Avoid Violence On The Hiking Trail!

Backpack bag hikers know the peace they feel when they are one with Nature. New hikers are enjoying the sport every day, and undoubtedly start with a few trepidations. Have you ever worried about encountering a bear or rattle snake? Yes, these creatures can give us pause, but after educating ourselves, we learn to share the wilderness ad steer clear of them.  Should you also have to worry these days about human predators and having your life at risk while enjoying a tranquil hike?  How do we arm ourselves against encountering a random disturbed savage maniac? No doubt you saw...

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Day Hiking Backpack – Do You Hate To Exercise?

Jeanine Falco

Day Hiking Backpack – Do You Hate To Exercise?

A day hiking backpack trip can technically be labeled as exercise. But when you experience the joy of nature while hiking, you'll wonder why you didn't try it sooner. If you are not a gym lover, or even if you are, day hiking will give you numerous benefits that a sweaty crowded building can’t provide.  Do you hate to exercise but love being outdoors?  Here is how to accomplish both with loads of fun added to the mix. If you've been a little lax in staying fit and keeping active, hiking can be the solution. Your body will build stronger...

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Trekking Backpack - Tips I Wish I Knew In My Early Hiking Days

Jeanine Falco

Trekking Backpack - Tips I Wish I Knew In My Early Hiking Days

Trekking backpack goofs I made when I first starting hiking would make an amusing book to read. If you are under the assumption that you simply pack some stuff in a hiking bag and head out into the wilderness, you'll end up possibly writing your own not-so-funny stories. Spare yourself the agony of the mistakes I've made. Here are tips to give you a better shot at a positive hiking experience. Trekking backpack hikers, especially beginners, get excited about their early hiking and camping trips. You may invest in new boots, a tent and cooking stove. It's not a good...

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Tactical Backpack – Civilians Love This Rugged Gear; Is It For You?

Jeanine Falco

Tactical Backpack – Civilians Love This Rugged Gear;  Is It For You?

A tactical backpack is simply a term used for a backpack that has multiple outdoor uses and is able to pack gear in an organized manner.  Hikers and everyday folks are taking to the military inspired design and functionality of a tactical pack.  The style of a tactical bag is very trendy right now, but what makes it so popular?  How do you know if this type of backpack bag will meet your needs and be right for you? Are You An Organized Pack Carrier? Tactical backpack users create survival-ready bags or every day carry (EDC) backpacks with amenities like...

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