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Hiking Boots—Six Great Choices Your Feet Will Love

Hiking Boots—Six Great Choices Your Feet Will Love
Spring is walking time, whether you’ve chosen to hike to your favorite lake or get out on trails that finally are snow-free. Here are six boots…
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Antler Hikes-A Fun, New Way to Day Hike with Kids

Antler Hikes-A Fun, New Way to Day Hike with Kids
Taking your family on an antler hike puts a new twist on spring day hikes and sharpens everyone’s abilities to observe what’s around them…
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Backpacking the backcountry

Backpacking the backcountry
The backcountry: An isolated or remote area that only the most intrepid of campers will retreat to. Skipping out on the designated campsites and…
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Hiking safety in the winter

Hiking safety in the winter
If solitude is what you’re after, winter hiking can be very enjoyable. Most hiking trails are never crowded during the colder months. If you…
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Holiday gift ideas for hikers

Holiday gift ideas for hikers
The holidays are the perfect time of year to get all of the equipment the hiker in your life has been dreaming about! From trekking poles and…
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What you need to know for securing an emergency rescue

What you need to know for securing an emergency rescue
Vin T. Sparano, as excerpted from Complete Guide to Camping and Wilderness Survival RESCUE The survivor can dramatically improve his chances of…
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What is hypothermia? What are the signs?

What is hypothermia? What are the signs?
Vin T. Sparano, as excerpted from Complete Guide to Camping and Wilderness Survival HYPOTHERMIA Hypothermia is one of the major causes of death…
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Foot care while hiking

Foot care while hiking
Hiking isn’t just a walk in the woods. Terrain, distance, and weather challenge your feet in ways simple walking can’t compare. Needless…
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Staying found: Learn the basics of map and compass

Staying found: Learn the basics of map and compass
Many people who venture into our parks and wilderness areas never carry a compass. A lot of people who follow signs and stay on established trails…
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5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Pennsylvania

5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Pennsylvania
There are few things more dazzling than when the leaves begin to change, and a crispness enters the air. For residents of the Keystone State, viewing…
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5 Cool Rock Climbing Spots in Pennsylvania

5 Cool Rock Climbing Spots in Pennsylvania
The thrill of rock climbing is truly singular—a tale of operating both with and against nature in a single moment, stretching yourself to…
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Bare necessities to carry in your daypack

Bare necessities to carry in your daypack
In an emergency, you never have enough gear, and when you’re hiking up steep mountains, anything you’re carrying is too much. So, what…
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5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Pennsylvania

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Pennsylvania
Hiking is perhaps the perfect activity—physically challenging for the body, an opportunity to overcome fear and hesitation, and access to some…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in Pennsylvania

5 Great Hiking Trails in Pennsylvania
Whether you’re an experienced outdoorsman, or just looking to get out of the city for an afternoon, the hiking trails of Pennsylvania are both…
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10 Essential Pieces of Summer Gear for Beginning Hikers

10 Essential Pieces of Summer Gear for Beginning Hikers
Summer is a great time to get outdoors and experience the wonders of nature -- on foot.  If you’ve thought about hiking, you should know…
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