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Pack Your Backpack the Right Way in 5 Easy Steps

Pack Your Backpack the Right Way in 5 Easy Steps
Learning how to properly pack a backpack is a true art form that every outdoor enthusiast should master. Whether you’re heading into the…
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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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SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Crowders Mountain State Park

SPOTLIGHT: Things to Do in and Around Crowders Mountain State Park
No matter the time of year, Crowders Mountain State Park is a sight to behold. With stunning pastures and towering cliffs, the diversity of this park…
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5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in North Carolina

5 Best Birdwatching Hikes in North Carolina
Birdwatching is a magical way to connect with nature. Across the state of North Carolina, avid birders will find peaceful places to catch sight of…
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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 Energizing Hikes in North Carolina

5 Energizing Hikes in North Carolina
Hikes are an excellent way to get out and exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and to motivate you. Whether you are up for a hike to get a workout in or you…
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5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in North Carolina

5 Awesome Trail Running Spots in North Carolina
Hiking is a great way to get out and explore but the best way to get your heart pumping is running. While running the treadmill is an option, running…
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5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in North Carolina

5 Stunning Foliage Hikes in North Carolina
As the weather cools and summer turns to autumn, the leaves on the trees begin to change their colors. Taking in the sights around the neighborhood…
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