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Hiking and Backpacking Tips

You don't have to be a wilderness survival expert to go off tramping in the woods, but a person needs to have a sound grounding in the basics of the outdoors. It's the hiker's or backpacker's responsibility to obtain the necessary knowledge, preparation and equipment to ensure a safe hike.

Joining a group or club can be a great way to get some of the knowledge and training. Also, the following articles cover some of the basics every hiker should know:

L.L. Bean has plenty of tips for making your hike great.

How to Pack Your Backpack from GORP.

Painless Packing from GORP.

Backpacking Light offers feature articles, editorials, in-depth how-to articles, and comprehensive reviews of lightweight equipment.

Tent Insurance care tips from GORP.

Taut Tents and Tight Tarps from GORP.

Learn to Layer from GORP.




What Equipment to Bring Along

L.L. Bean has some advice on what gear you need, what to bring with you and what to leave at home when day hiking and backpacking.

The Ten Essentials you must bring with you from GORP.

You Backpack Packling List of what you should bring with you from GORP.

Bring a picnic basket backpack on your next outdoor experience. You can find many different styles, as well as a wide variety of unique designs.










Outdoor Tips

REI alsos offers plenty of helpful outdoor tips concerning hiking, backpacking, camping and equipment selection.

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