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Google 9/25/2018 5:26:39 AM

The best way to ensure survival in the wild? Learn how to live like a hunter-gatherer. - Backpacker Magazine


Backpacker Magazine

The best way to ensure survival in the wild? Learn how to live like a hunter-gatherer.
Backpacker Magazine
Scott's view sounds radical, but he's not alone in being skeptical about our brick-and-concrete lifestyles. This doubt informs broader movements like nature bathing, wilderness therapy, and Paleo diets. And surely backpackers aren't heading into the ...

Google 9/24/2018 6:01:34 PM

How to Prevent and Treat Blisters on the Trail - Backpacker Magazine


Backpacker Magazine

How to Prevent and Treat Blisters on the Trail
Backpacker Magazine
Blisters: just hearing the word makes our feet hurt. Getting one of these raw, painful wounds is the quickest way to ruin any hike, and while careful footwear selection and good foot care can go a long way toward eliminating blisters, it pays to know ...

Google 9/17/2018 6:24:00 PM

What You Need to Know for Your Kids' First Backpacking Trip - Sierra Magazine


Sierra Magazine

What You Need to Know for Your Kids' First Backpacking Trip
Sierra Magazine
I hoped three days and two nights spent camping high in Colorado's Indian Peaks Wilderness would leave my sons with an appreciation for the simplicity and beauty of backpacking. As we clambered up the steep final mile to our site, sharp rocks defining ...

Google 9/16/2018 7:11:51 AM

Billings backpacker completes personal challenge to hike 330 lakes in the Beartooths - Casper Star-Tribune Online


Casper Star-Tribune Online

Billings backpacker completes personal challenge to hike 330 lakes in the Beartooths
Casper Star-Tribune Online
After 38 years of spending his summers backpacking to lakes in the Beartooth Mountains, 64-year-old Kim Latterell can finally say he's been to all 330 of them that have — or used to have — fish. On Aug. 24 he reached the final lake on his list ...

Google 9/15/2018 5:21:55 PM

'I feel safer on a trail than at the store': hiking is my escape from sexual harassment - The Guardian


The Guardian

'I feel safer on a trail than at the store': hiking is my escape from sexual harassment
The Guardian
The wilderness is an unforgiving place. One sloppy mistake can cost you your life or, at the very least, a warm night and a hot meal. My backpacking trips are carefully calculated. I pack enough food, and a Snickers bar to boot. I map my water sources ...

Google 8/31/2018 10:01:14 AM

Backpacking the Sierra: Sometimes less is more - Herald and News


Herald and News

Backpacking the Sierra: Sometimes less is more
Herald and News
When my backpacking buddy Steve Underwood suggested we abandon our ambitious plan to spend seven or eight days on a challenging 60-mile loop hike involving several thousand feet of elevation gains and losses, I was surprised. And, yes, disappointed ...

Google 8/31/2018 7:25:03 AM

The Top 10 Hiking Injuries and Illnesses and How to Treat Them - Backpacker Magazine


Backpacker Magazine

The Top 10 Hiking Injuries and Illnesses and How to Treat Them
Backpacker Magazine
Prevent Learn to ID the area's dangerous vegetation (for a primer on poison ivy, check out backpacker.com/poisonivy). Wear long pants and sleeves when walking through underbrush, and avoid touching those clothes (wash them post-trip; experts aren't ...

Google 8/29/2018 11:54:10 PM

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