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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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How To Make Homemade Beef Jerky For Backpack Hiking

Jeanine Falco

How To Make Homemade Beef Jerky For Backpack Hiking

Whenever I am trail hiking or backwoods camping over a weekend. I always pack some good beef jerky as a stable protein. I have found that the the price tag can be a bit crazy for quality jerky. You don't have to be a chef or really any kind of cook at all to make jerky in your own kitchen. Your version will be better for you and much less expensive to make. Why not make your own and store it in your hiking bag for your next excursion. I will take you through the relatively simple process. Make This...

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Is My Hiking Pack Really Waterproof?

Jeanine Falco

Is My Hiking Pack Really Waterproof?

Waterproofing Your Hiking Backpack Many backpacking backpacks claim to be 100 % waterproof, but due to seams and zippers, there could be leakage. As it turns out, a pack that is purchased as totally waterproof is a rare case. You really don’t want to carry a soaking wet hiking bag on your back, nor do you want the contents getting saturated. You need to be certain that the bag and your necessities inside stay dry if you encounter an unexpected rain storm. There are ways you can keep your outdoor backpack clean and dry under any conditions. Liners and Dry...

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