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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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Large Backpack - Hikers Will Love The New Empire State Trail For New York

Jeanine Falco

Large Backpack - Hikers Will Love The New Empire State Trail For New York

A large backpack will be useful for anyone deciding to attempt the Empire State Trail (EST) hiking trail in the state of New York end to end. The trail project began in January 2017.  It’s expected to be completed in 2020, which is not long from now.  Once the sideways T-shaped finished trail network is complete, thru-hikers can trek on a 750 mile continuous hike end to end. Here’s where your hiking travels will take you and what you’ll encounter along the way.   Much of the work on the EST’s branch from Albany to Buffalo involves the connecting and re-branding...

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Day Pack Hiking | Reduce Anxiety With Nature

Jeanine Falco

Day Pack Hiking | Reduce Anxiety With Nature

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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Hiking Bag | Trail Etiquette Protocol

Jeanine Falco

Hiking Bag  | Trail Etiquette Protocol

Following Unwritten Rules If you are respectful to the land and your fellow hikers, you’ll adapt basic rules to follow for everyone’s benefit.  Outdoor recreation is guided by courtesy and regard for your fellow hikers.  Littering is against the law in many places yet you probably see it everywhere. How does the land remain beautiful if no one shows consideration?  You may be confused about rules that are not law, but hikers need to follow them regardless. Pets And People Hiking bag excursions are made up of humans and often dogs. At some point, Mother Nature calls each one, usually...

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