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Hiking is a walking activity that is conducted on trails, roads, paths and even across natural terrain whereas the enthusiast walks along a course towards a destination. It is a year-round endeavor that can include all types of terrain and is considered excellent exercise both aerobically and physically. Hiking is often done with backpacks and Spartan camping gear with hand held GPS navigational devices. It can be one of the least expensive outdoor activities to engage in.

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Orienteering is a competitive sport that hones the skills of the woodsman and hiker alike.

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Posted In Compass on Thursday, August 16th 2018
For those who have taken a course in compass use or had practical hands-on training as part of a survival course or some similar experience...
Posted In Compass on Thursday, August 16th 2018
Using a compass to go in any particular direction in the woods is fairly simple.
Posted In Compass on Wednesday, August 15th 2018
There are 4 basic types of compasses that are used for navigational pursuits and each has their applications that make them more or less suitable for the hiker.
Posted In Compass on Wednesday, August 15th 2018
Orienteering is a competitive sport that hones the skills of the woodsman and hiker alike.
Posted In Compass on Tuesday, August 14th 2018
One of the most disconcerting experiences you can have in the woods is to become lost.
Posted In Compass on Tuesday, August 14th 2018
While modern hiking and other outdoor activities are usually accompanied by a GPS system, there is always a place for your compass in a pocket that could very well save your life some day.
Posted In Compass on Monday, August 13th 2018
Compasses have been around for a long time. They were developed for maritime use on ships to navigate the oceans of the world.
Posted In Compass on Monday, August 13th 2018
There are 10 essentials for outdoor activities of the more adventurous nature.