How to Dress for Cool-Weather Hiking Learn how to dress for cool weather hiking, how to stay warm and how to prevent yourself from becoming too cold in this free hiking safety video series. If you stop and it’s raining and you can’t wear synthetic, you always have your raincoat to put on top of
How to Choose Hiking Rain Gear & Stay Dry When Hiking Learn how to choose hiking rain gear to stay dry and warm when backpacking in this free hiking safety video series.If you are going out hiking and you know it’s raining, you’re probably going to want to wear gaiters anyways. Your boots are going
How to Size for Hiking Boots Whether you’re going on a day hike or heading out on a month-long adventure, finding the right pair of boots can make or break your hiking trip. It all starts in the store, so you need to know what to look for before you blow your money on the
How to Replace Black Diamond Hiking Pole Tips Black Diamond has been making hiking poles and back country ski poles for years. They are considered a premium brand, built for performance, comfort, and durability. The tips are subject to the most wear and tear, and occasionally require replacement. New “Flex tips” may be purchased from
Learning to read a topographical map is essential to remaining on the right path and preventing yourself from veering off course while hiking. Learn more in this free video series.
Nothing ruins a great hike faster than a blister. Blisters are caused by friction created when your foot rubs against parts of your boot, stones or other small items that may make their way into your boot. With a few simple adjustments, you can prevent blisters from becoming a problem on your hike.
Water is a must for wilderness survival! Learn how to find drinking water in this free video on survival if you get lost hiking
In order to survive in the wilderness on a hiking trip, a person should pre-plan their route, she should learn where water sources are, and she should bring enough food and water. Discover the benefits of a GPS device on a hiking trip with help from an Eagle Scout in this free video on wilderness
The Continental Divide Trail lives up to its name by running from Mexico through the United States to Canada. This hiking trail provides an arduous journey professional hikers from around the world by covering more than 3,000 miles. You need to get into good physical shape and map out your path before you hike the
The Appalachian Trail runs from Georgia to Maine, through some of the most beautiful areas of the U.S. It’s also more than 2,000 miles of rugged hiking. The physical demands of hiking the Appalachian Trail can be tremendous, including carrying 25 to 50 pounds of supplies on your back, all day, every day. If you’re