Blisters Crossing a Stream Personal First Aid Kit Hunting Season Dehydration Hot Weather Hiking Fire Safety Plant Safety Snake Bite Insects Lightning Safety Sun Safety Ticks Lost Outdoors

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Hiking Boots Backpacks Binoculars Sleeping Bags Tents, Tarps, and Bivies Trekking Poles Backpacking Stoves Clothing Gear Storage Flashlights

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Outdoor Skills Leave No Trace Hiking Etiquette Hiking with Kids Cold Weather Hiking Selecting a Campsite Using a Compass Backcountry Hygiene Handling Food Outdoors Hiking with Dogs Water Purification Hiking Photography

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10 Essentials Planning Your Hike Airline Travel Organizing Your Gear Staying Fit in Off-Season How to Pack your Backpack

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Click here for a printer-friendly PDF Understanding the threats to trails and hiking. Every year, trails are at risk due to a wide variety of factors. Knowledge of these threats is the first step towards protecting the places you love to hike. 1. Encroaching urban development. As the population of the US increases and as…

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Click here for a printer-friendly PDF Hiking is more than just fun. It’s good for you, too! Countless studies and research have consistently shown that regular exercise not only improves our overall health and fitness, but lengthens and improves the quality of our lives. Regular physical activity substantially reduces the risk of dying of coronary…

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Click here for a printer-friendly PDF Protect your local trails by organizing a group to take care of them. If you have a trail in your community, a great way to protect it is to start a trail club. While the organizing stages can be difficult, the rewards will be enormous: your trail will become…

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