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Many Non-Hikers Use A Hiking Backpack

Jeanine Falco

Many Non-Hikers Use A Hiking Backpack

As much as I love hiking, I am more aware than ever how the non-hiking world has embraced the multiple uses of an outdoor backpack. You may have noticed yourself that people are carrying them more frequently for various reasons. We are not talking about the students who use a backpack as a book bag, we are referring to the sturdier and better quality internal frame backpack that seems to be trending right now. But I Don't Hike What possible use could you have for a hiking backpack if you haven’t taken up that awesome sport as of yet?  I...

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Hiking Bag Essentials For Beginner Hikers

Jeanine Falco

Hiking Bag Essentials For Beginner Hikers

Backpack hiking with a hiking bag has many elements that you are looking for to gain fitness, experiences with nature and non-stressful zen time for yourself. You've made up your mind that you want to start trail hiking. If you are wondering what to bring in your hiking pack and how much is too much, you are not alone. Let's examine what the essentials really are. Outdoor Backpack Hiking Sustenance If your hiking pack has a hydration bladder, you will fill it with fresh water from home. Hydration throughout your trip is vital. If you don't have a hydration bag,...

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Hiking Bag Essentials For Beginners

Jeanine Falco

Hiking Bag Essentials For Beginners

You've made up your mind that backpack hiking has many elements that you are looking for to gain fitness, experiences with nature and non-stressful zen time for yourself.  If you are wondering what to bring in your hiking bag and how much is too much, you are not alone. Let's examine what the essentials really are. Hiking Sustenance Obviously you aren't going to bring your whole fridge or pantry, but you will need nourishment and hydration throughout your trip. That means food and water. If your hiking pack has a hydration bladder, you will fill it with fresh water from...

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Surprisingly Awesome Backpack Hiking In Virginia

Jeanine Falco

Surprisingly Awesome Backpack Hiking In Virginia

Backpack hikers are a community all their own consisting of avid nature enthusiasts who love to explore the Great Outdoors. I find myself always researching new places to hike and new excursions to enjoy. If you find yourself looking to reach new heights and conquer new summits on the map, I urge you to take the State of Virginia into serious consideration. The Black Ridge Trail This area is one of my favorites on the Blue Ridge Parkway. You will enjoy not always having the great views obstructed by trees with barely any sunlight. A portion of this trail from...

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Look Who's Taking Up Backpack Hiking

Jeanine Falco

Look Who's Taking Up Backpack Hiking

Hiking is not just for young people in their twenties. Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages are recognizing the numerous health benefits and the calming effects of the light cardio workout from flat or moderate incline trail walks. Surprisingly, in a world of "cut and paste" joints, many seniors are taking up hiking to strengthen their core and improve their muscles and joints to eliminate these procedures, with enjoying the beauty and wonder of nature as an added plus. How does hiking help the body? Have You Forgotten How To Play? We all start very eager to play as a child....

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