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How Do I Prepare For My First Backpack Hiking Experience?

Jeanine Falco

How Do I Prepare For My First Backpack Hiking Experience?

Go Ahead - Try Hiking You’re brand new to hiking and you are filled with excitement and anticipation.  Part of you worries that as a “newbie” you will forget something important or fail on your mission. Preparing for your first trek is not as daunting as you may think.  Prepare like a pro, and you’ll spend more time focusing on your hiking camping backpack experience, and less time being nervous about pulling it off without a hitch. Prepare Your Body Do yourself the huge favor of preparing your body physically.  A neighborhood walk with the dog is completely different than...

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Explore Backpack Hiking In Pennsylvania

Jeanine Falco

Explore  Backpack Hiking In Pennsylvania

Chances are when you think of a great place to go hiking, you may not readily think of Pennsylvania, but I can vouch for the fact that this state has so much more to offer than meets the eye. Much of its natural splendor may be well known to locals, but let me tell you about some hidden gems and added pluses to this part of the Northeast that you will want to explore on your list of places to visit. Experience The Pocono Mountains Obviously, autumn is the best time to see Pennsylvania for color. The leaves are magnificent...

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Consider A Nature-Lovers Vacation

Jeanine Falco

Consider A Nature-Lovers Vacation

 Are you tired of the typical summer vacation at the beach? Do you and your family crave something a little different for a change?  People who crave adventure often think outside the box and end up having the time of their lives. It's your turn to try something a bit out of your wheelhouse. Is your biggest apprehension lack of imagination?  Here are some great ideas. Explore The Great Outdoors Consider that Nature itself encompasses the Great Outdoors. Of course the beach is outdoors, but how about combining the thought of swimming with fresh water instead of salt water...

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What Really Kills People Visiting National Parks?

Jeanine Falco

What Really Kills People Visiting National Parks?

National Parks and Fatalities Trekkers with hiking backpacks visit our national parks to witness the glory and splendor of the great outdoors.  Each year thousands of worldwide nature lovers and tourists with travel backpacks visit our U.S parks. The National Park Service keeps records of any fatalities in their parks. What causes the most to succumb is not what you would expect. Typical reasons people think would be to blame, like bear and wild animal attacks, are not common.  Although it is possible to provoke an animal in the wild that would kill you, the odds are rare. What Are...

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Blisters Are Not A Hikers Friend

Jeanine Falco

Blisters Are Not A Hikers Friend

Nothing spoils a hiking trip more than sore feet. I'm not referring to the usual long hike fatigue that feet may experience, I'm talking about the rubbing of your hiking boots or any other irritant that causes a painful blister to form. Hiking can be a bIister-sensitive sport. Let's talk about the ways to prevent them and if you do end up with one, how you can get relief so that your trip or worse yet, your interest in hiking is altered with negative influence. Break In New Hiking Boots/Shoes The first rule of thumb is to never wear a...

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