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Hiking With Dogs: Guide to Hiking & Backpacking with Your Best Friend

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Hiking is a great way of getting closer to nature and being physically active. Although dogs can be great hiking buddies, they need more care than usual on the trail. There are a number of reasons that can make hiking with dogs a rewarding experience, but you also need to consider the extra responsibilities that […]

Essential Wilderness Survival Skills for Backpackers

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Boy am I glad that we have hiking trails these days. I would go absolutely insane if I didn’t have a way to get out, enjoy nature, get some fresh air, and stay safe at the same time. However, some backpacking adventures can be far from safe. It may start out as a normal hike, […]

The Basics of Wilderness First Aid

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Wilderness first aid can be an overwhelming topic to discuss. There are first responders and other medical personnel that study for decades to learn first aid techniques in urban scenarios. So how do we even start to discuss first aid in the wild? There are all kinds of additional complications. I have had lots of […]

Blister Prevention and Treatment When Hiking

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Introduction Workers in different industries are exposed to different occupational hazards and some are exposed to more hazardous environments than others. For example, medical professionals are exposed to biohazards on a daily basis while regular exposure to dangerous chemicals is a routine matter for factory workers. Blisters can be considered as an occupational hazard for […]

Thru-Hiking 101: Preparation, Challenges and the Best Thru-Hikes

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What is Thru-Hiking? Thru-hiking seems like an impossible dream to many of us who wonder how it would be to keep walking month after month in the wilderness. This guide aims to answer most of these questions, including what thru-hiking really is, it’s history, preparation and challenges and some interesting stories of legendary thru-hikers. Thru-hiking […]