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Updated Articles and Resources

By Lisa Maloney

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Light Hiking Shoe Review: Chaco Touraine Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014
      One hiker's assessment of a women's hiking shoe: the breathable Chaco Touraine.
    • How to Keep the Inside of Your Tent Dry Created: Friday, August 01, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014
      Learn how to keep the inside of your tent dry, even in a rainstorm.
    • How to Take Proper Care of Your Tent Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014
      A high-end camping tent is a pretty big investment. Taking proper care of it ensures that the tent will, in turn, take good care of you for years to come.
    • Nifty Things You Can Do With a Bandana Created: Monday, September 23, 2013 Updated: Friday, August 01, 2014
      From trail marker to sun protection, bandanas have nearly unlimited uses on the trail.
    • Help! My Hiking Boots Keep Coming Untied! Created: Sunday, March 31, 2013 Updated: Friday, August 01, 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: Friday, August 01, 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.
    • How to Put on Gaiters Created: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Updated: Friday, August 01, 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 File a Hiking Trip Plan Created: Sunday, March 31, 2013 Updated: Friday, August 01, 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." Saturday, September 22, 2012 Updated: Friday, August 01, 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.
    • Hiking With a Dog Created: Sunday, October 23, 2011 Updated: Friday, August 01, 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: Friday, August 01, 2014
      Head out on Zion National Park's top 5 hikes. Take these trails and you'll experience Zion hiking at its very best.
    • How to Hike Safely During Hunting Season Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Sometimes hiking trails and hunting or trapping areas intersect! Here's how to keep yourself safe.
    • Make It Easy for Rescuers to Find You Created: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      If worst comes to worst and you need a rescue, here's how to help rescuers find you quickly.
    • 3 Must-Dos for Hiking in the Heat Created: Thursday, May 08, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014
      Three tips for safe hiking in hot weather, plus a link to more.
    • Gear Review: Geigerrig Rig 500 Hydration Pack Created: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      A hands-on review of the Geigerrig Rig 500 hydration pack and, more importantly, its pressurized water reservoir.
    • Hiking Gear Review: CamelBak All Clear Created: Friday, May 31, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      A full review after hands-on testing of the CamelBak All Clear, which finished a strong second in the 2013 Reader's Choice Awards.
    • The Best Water Filters and Purifiers for Hikers Created: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      An experienced hiker lists her five favorite water filters and purifiers, with a short explanation of why each one made the rank.
    • 11 Skills Every Hiker Should Master Created: Saturday, November 30, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      At its heart, hiking is a simple sport -- but the best hikers have mastered, or at least dabbled in, a variety of outdoor skills.
    • The Top 7 Screw-Ups to Avoid On Your Next Hike Created: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      A collection of the deadliest -- and most avoidable -- mistakes you can make on a hike.
    • Flash Flood Safety for Hikers Created: Friday, January 31, 2014 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Flash floods are fast and dangerous, and they can happen anywhere, at any time -- although they're most common in dry lands that are quickly inundated by water.
    • How to Hike in the Rain -- and Enjoy It! Created: Saturday, August 31, 2013 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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