How to Train for a Long Hike

The importance of training for a long hike Hiking may seem like an easy enough pass time so why bother getting fit? Well for a start hiking is not like a jaunt down to the shops to buy a news...
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aluminum dutch oven

Exploring Aluminum Dutch Ovens

The chuck wagon cook’s Dutch Ovens and skillets were made out of one thing – cast iron. It’s what they had, and it worked well. Well-seasoned cast iron is the original (and some say still the best) no
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batoning wood for kindling

Batoning Wood For Kindling

Batoning wood is a great skill to learn. If the campground doesn’t allow you to gather wood from the forest you’ll need to cut kindling from the firewood you purchased, which is easy to do
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backpacking clothing reviews

Review: REI Motility Rain Jacket

REI Motility Jacket Rain Jacket REI Motility Jacket $169, 1 lb. 2 oz. (men’s medium) Sizes: men’s S-XL, women’s XS-XL There are, quite literally, few environments in the world wetter than New
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affordable campers

Teardrop Campers That Will Make You Smile

The design became popular in the 1930s and remained popular until the mid-60s. Now there has been a resurgence in interest in this design because of the mobility and the fact almost any size vehicle c
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greeley ponds

Two Mountain Passes and a Tecumseh

The White Mountain landscape is defined by its mountain passes (called Notches), perhaps even more than its peaks. Crawford Notch, Pinkham Notch, and Franconia Notch are just a few of the great... [[...
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Appalachian Mountain Club

Looking For An Adventure of a Lifetime? Here It Is

By Michael Lanza Around 9 a.m., some five-and-a-half hours into a 20-mile, nine-summit dayhike over some of the most rugged trails in America, my friend Mark Fenton and I strode up onto what may be th
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