1. Sports
Send to a Friend via Email

Your suggestion is on its way!

An email with a link to:

http://hiking.about.com/updated.htm

was emailed to:

Thanks for sharing About.com with others!

You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.
Lisa Maloney

Updated Articles and Resources

By Lisa Maloney

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Using (and Cleaning) Opsak's Odor-Proof Bags Created: Tuesday, July 22, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      A few caveats about using Opsak's odor-proof bags, plus instructions on how to clean them.
    • Flash Flood Safety for Hikers Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Flash floods are fast and dangerous, and they can happen anywhere, at any time -- although they're most common in the Southwest.
    • Should I Carry a Bearproof Canister? Created: Saturday, May 31, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Get the lowdown on how bearproof canisters work, when you need to carry one, and the alternative methods for bearproofing your food.
    • Help! My Hiking Boots Keep Coming Untied! Created: Sunday, March 31, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Do your hiking boots constantly come untied? Good news -- this is an easy problem to fix.
    • Should I Buy Waterproof Hiking Boots? Created: Sunday, March 31, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      If having waterproof hiking boots really an advantage? Sometimes yes, sometimes no. Here's how to decide whether you should buy waterproof footwear or not.
    • Nifty Things You Can Do With a Bandana Created: Monday, September 23, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      From trail marker to sun protection, bandanas have nearly unlimited uses on the trail.
    • How to Put on Gaiters Created: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Hiking in gaiters keeps snow and mud from creeping up your pants or down into your boots -- but how do you put them on? Find out which way is up and where to put all those buckles.
    • How to Try on Hiking Jackets Created: Saturday, September 22, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      You have dozens of types of outerwear to choose from, and most of them cost a pretty penny. Here's how to try on hiking jackets, and make sure the one you buy fits both you and your needs.
    • How to File a Hiking Trip Plan Created: Sunday, March 31, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      You're always told to file a trip plan -- but what exactly does that mean? Here's a guide to what information you should leave with a trusted contact person, just in case." Sunday, October 23, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Hiking with a dog is a great chance to give your dog exercise and keep him or her stimulated. Simple precautions and planning will ensure that both you and your dog are safe on the trail."
    • Zion National Park's Top 5 Hikes Created: Sunday, April 10, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Head out on Zion National Park's top 5 hikes. Take these trails and you'll experience Zion hiking at its very best.
    • Yum! Berries! Created: Wednesday, August 14, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Hiking takes you to the berry patches car-based pickers may have missed. Learn how to take advantage of this tasty trail perk!
    • That Trail Is So Pooped (On) Created: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Your dog pooped beside the trail. Aww... isn't that cute...? No, it's not! Find out why and how to deal with dog poop properly.
    • 5 Car Skills Every Hiker Needs Created: Saturday, May 17, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Hiking means spending a lot of time at, or driving to and from, remote trailheads. Learn about the five common repairs you should be able to do on your car... just in case.
    • Useful Skill: Adventure Driving Created: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Some adventurous driving may be required to reach more remote trailheads. Learn how to keep your vehicle's transmission and oil pan intact on rough roads.
    • Moose Safety for Hikers Created: Monday, November 05, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Moose are beautiful in a gangly sort of way, but they're also notoriously irritable and weigh more than half a ton. Here's how to avoid moose conflict in the first place, and what to do if a moose charges you.
    • Getting the Most Out of an Avalanche Safety Course Created: Thursday, November 14, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      Not all avalanche safety classes are suited to hikers. Here's how to find one that is, then make the most of it.
    • The Most Important Survival Tool Created: Saturday, March 15, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014
      One survival tool is more useful than all the others -- and it won't take up any space in your pack at all.
    • Where Do You Find Hiking Buddies? Created: Saturday, March 29, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Fond of hiking, but your friends aren't? Or maybe they're just all too busy to hit the trail. Here are some great places to find new hiking buddies.
    • How to Hike in the Rain -- and Enjoy It! Created: Saturday, August 31, 2013 Updated: Friday, July 11, 2014
      Hiking in the rain doesn't have to be a miserable experience. The key is to dress properly, pack properly, and bring the right comfort items.
    • The Problem With Camp Hammocks (and How to Solve It) Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Believe it or not, a sleeping bag and a camp hammock aren't enough to keep you warm -- you need a sleeping pad or an underquilt, too.
    • Hypothermia: It Can Still Happen Created: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Hypothermia can happen during any time of year. Here's a recap of how to avoid it, plus a link to basic symptoms and treatment.
    • Making the Most of a Guided Hike Created: Saturday, April 19, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Guided hikes are a great way for beginners -- or experienced hikes on unfamiliar ground -- to get out and explore. Here's how to make the most of them.
    • Essential Hiking Gear Every Beginner Needs Created: Friday, August 31, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      No matter what kind of hiker you are -- obsessive overpacker or ultralight -- you won't get far without these four essentials.
    • Hiking at Odd Hours... FTW! Created: Friday, February 14, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Whether you're night hiking or hiking in the wee hours of the morning, traveling at odd hours offers some definite benefits.
    • Q: When Should I Hire a Hiking Guide? Created: Thursday, June 26, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 09, 2014
      Whether at home or traveling abroad, here are three reasons you might want to take a guided hike.
    • The Best Socks for Hikers Created: Friday, May 31, 2013 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      There are zillions of hiking socks out there -- I'm reviewing them all, one pair at a time.
    • The 4 Best Light Hiking Shoes Created: Monday, November 25, 2013 Updated: Friday, July 04, 2014
      My picks for the best light hiking shoes, based on extensive hands-on -- okay, feet-on -- testing.
    • Do I Have to Buy Special Insoles for My Hiking Boots? Created: Sunday, June 30, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      After buying a new pair of boots, the first think many hikers do is buy insoles too. Aftermarket insoles will help correct a few fit problems, but they're not for everybody.
    • The 8 Best Hiking Boots Created: Monday, November 25, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      My picks for the best hiking boots, based on hands-on testing and feedback from others.
    • Choosing a Water Purification Method for Hikers Created: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014
      Water filters and purifiers accomplish the same purpose by different means. Here's an explanation of the differences between the two.
    • Can Women Pee in a Bottle While Backpacking? Created: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014
      Peeing in a bottle might come naturally to guys, but don't worry -- women can do it too. Here's how to handle going number one when you don't want to -- or can't -- crawl out of the tent.

    ©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.