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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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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 Energizing Hikes in Kentucky

5 Energizing Hikes in Kentucky
There’s nothing more exhilarating than being out in the great outdoors and challenging yourself with a brisk hike in one of Kentucky’s…
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5 Cool Rock Climbing Spots in Kentucky

5 Cool Rock Climbing Spots in Kentucky
The Bluegrass State can impress when it comes to rock climbing. Bordered in the north by the Ohio River and in the west by the Mississippi River,…
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5 Perfect Fall Camping Spots in Kentucky

5 Perfect Fall Camping Spots in Kentucky
When most people think of Kentucky, they think of bourbon, horses, and bluegrass music, but that’s not all for which the state is known. Part…
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5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Kentucky

5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in Kentucky
Getting outside during the fall months in Kentucky will prove to be a rewarding adventure. Trails provide the opportunity to take in the crisp autumn…
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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 Kentucky

5 Beautiful Scenic Hikes in Kentucky
Kentuckians take a lot of pride in the wilderness and preserving the natural world for future generations. After all, Kentucky is one of the most…
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5 Great Hiking Trails in Kentucky

5 Great Hiking Trails in Kentucky
Hiking unfamiliar trails that have long been admired and loved in Kentucky are part of the state’s hidden treasures. For excellent,…
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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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10 Essentials for your Family's Summer Hike

10 Essentials for your Family's Summer Hike
When the weather is beautiful outside, it’s a perfect opportunity to round up the entire family and head out on a hike.  Turn off the TV,…
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