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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.

Hiking Articles

Posted In Binocular Reviews on Friday, December 14th 2018
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Posted In Boots on Monday, December 17th 2018
Choosing what kind of boot or shoe for a hike will depend on what kind of hike you face on any particular day.
Posted In Boots on Monday, December 17th 2018
Hiking boots are the most important investment the hiker will make in his pursuit of the sport.
Posted In Boots on Monday, December 17th 2018
While features of any conceivable type of footwear will have their perfect applications for their specific use they all share one common need, the need to fit.
Posted In Boots on Monday, December 17th 2018
Hiking boots are expected to go one step beyond when it comes to comfort in a shoe. They are expected to provide support and protection for the foot under a wide assortment of conditions.
Posted In Boots on Monday, December 17th 2018
For those who have wide feet and love to hike, their hiking boots are a critical consideration as they should be to hikers with any width foot.
Posted In Boots on Monday, December 17th 2018
There will be times when just any old hiking boot is not going to be able to handle the wet conditions that can plague a hike.
Posted In Boots on Monday, December 17th 2018
Lightweight hiking shoes or boots have a definite place on the trails and roadways that suit them.
Posted In Boots on Sunday, December 16th 2018
Hiking boots are classified by their soles. How they react to the terrain during the hike is directly proportional to the stiffness of the sole.
Posted In Boots on Sunday, December 16th 2018
Although hiking and hunting do indeed have many things in common, in some aspects they have very different requirements.
Posted In Boots on Sunday, December 16th 2018
When the warm weather finally settles in and the heat becomes a given on any particular day...
Posted In Boots on Saturday, December 15th 2018
Narrow feet and standard size hiking boots can lead to problems. One of the most important attributes for a hiking boot is that it holds the foot tightly side to side
Posted In Boots on Friday, December 14th 2018
Feet come in all shapes and sizes and with a list of afflictions that can affect the way they fit in a hiking boot.
Posted In Boots on Friday, December 14th 2018
There has always been a stigma when it comes to the difference between the word cheap and the word inexpensive
Posted In Clothing on Tuesday, December 18th 2018
Hiking clothes will vary with the weather and the type of hiking that is undertaken.
Posted In Clothing on Monday, December 17th 2018
Hiking takes on a whole new meaning when the hike becomes extended and gear and clothing must be taken along for the trek for more than one day’s travel.
Posted In Clothing on Monday, December 17th 2018
Dressing for hiking doesn’t have to be all that expensive a proposition. There are many alternatives you can consider for most of your clothing needs
Posted In Clothing on Monday, December 17th 2018
When the weather turns cold hiking can take on a whole new meaning. Gone are the bugs and the heat that have plagued the trails and woods for the last 6 months or so
Posted In Clothing on Monday, December 17th 2018
It might seem that raingear is a fairly straight forward concept for the hiker.
Posted In Clothing on Monday, December 17th 2018
When the leaves begin to glow and the autumn winds turn fresh, the time of the season dictates many things for a wide assortment of outdoor enthusiasts.
Posted In Clothing on Monday, December 17th 2018
Hiking during the summer can have as many problems when it comes to clothes as will winter.
Posted In Clothing on Sunday, December 16th 2018
Spend enough time outdoors and you are going to encounter heavy rain, it is inevitable.
Posted In Clothing on Sunday, December 16th 2018
Sometimes we tend to think of the outdoors as sunshine and warm temperatures where all we have to do is step outdoors and immerse ourselves in its splendor...
Posted In Clothing on Saturday, December 15th 2018
When we venture into the world of the outdoors, whether we like it or not, we are, for the most part, intruders.
Posted In Compass on Monday, December 17th 2018
There are 10 essentials for outdoor activities of the more adventurous nature.
Posted In Compass on Monday, December 17th 2018
One of the most disconcerting experiences you can have in the woods is to become lost.
Posted In Compass on Monday, December 17th 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 Monday, December 17th 2018
Orienteering is a competitive sport that hones the skills of the woodsman and hiker alike.
Posted In Compass on Sunday, December 16th 2018
Using a compass to go in any particular direction in the woods is fairly simple.
Posted In Compass on Sunday, December 16th 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 Sunday, December 16th 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 Friday, December 14th 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 Dehydrated on Monday, December 17th 2018
While water is an essential consideration for any hiker, extended hikes will require that backpacks are packed with more than just water and a few snacks for along the way.
Posted In Dehydrated on Monday, December 17th 2018
Hiking can be a strenuous activity that demands a lot of energy.
Posted In Dehydrated on Sunday, December 16th 2018
While for the hiker dehydration is not a good thing to experience, it is a far different consideration for the food he packs along with him.
Posted In Dehydrated on Sunday, December 16th 2018
Hiking is an activity that requires water and nutrients to replenish that which is lost during the trek.
Posted In Dehydrated on Friday, December 14th 2018
One of the advancements that modern technology has brought to our world beyond the comfort of our homes is the freeze dry process.
Posted In Dehydrated on Tuesday, December 11th 2018
As the world becomes more health conscious, the foods we eat become oriented more towards nutrition rather than convenience.
Posted In Diets on Monday, December 17th 2018
Every time it seems you turn around these days someone is promoting some miracle diet or drug that melts the pounds off faster than you can shell out the money to buy it.
Posted In Diets on Monday, December 17th 2018
Don
Posted In Diets on Saturday, December 15th 2018
Losing weight always seems to be a common topic on a daily basis among those who don
Posted In Diets on Friday, December 14th 2018
When the word diet comes up in a conversation, 9 times out of 10 most eyes will sink to their waist and silently nod and make promises they rarely keep.
Posted In Diets on Friday, December 14th 2018
While diets can be simply what we eat to maintain energy and health, they can also be associated with weight loss...
Posted In Energy and Endurance on Monday, December 17th 2018
With late spring and summer come warmer temperatures making the conditions for hiking require a few more considerations than when it is cooler.
Posted In Energy and Endurance on Monday, December 17th 2018
A machine is only as good as its motor, that
Posted In Energy and Endurance on Monday, December 17th 2018
Stamina is more a mental state than a conditioning consideration.
Posted In Energy and Endurance on Monday, December 17th 2018
As the winter threatens to wind down and the days grow longer and a bit warmer...
Posted In Energy and Endurance on Monday, December 17th 2018
Stamina, or endurance, is not a direct product of repetition, although the amount of times that repetition takes place does have a cumulative effect on performance and hence on stamina.
Posted In Energy and Endurance on Sunday, December 16th 2018
Regardless of the activity you intend on engaging in, when it involves the outdoors, there will always be special considerations for the food you bring.
Posted In Energy and Endurance on Saturday, December 15th 2018
The progression from walking to running need not be that overwhelming a consideration to make.
Posted In Energy and Endurance on Friday, December 14th 2018
Hiking might at face value seem pretty basic when it comes to what you’ll need to head down a trail.
Posted In GPS on Tuesday, December 18th 2018
While GPS is generally considered a navigational device to get you where you want to go, a GPS watch is quite a different principle.
Posted In GPS on Monday, December 17th 2018
Hiking suitable GPS units are only limited by the ability of the user to apply their features and capabilities to the needs they expect to encounter during their treks.
Posted In GPS on Monday, December 17th 2018
A name that has become tradition in the GPS world, Garmin has paid attention to the needs of sportsmen in every outdoor activity imaginable
Posted In GPS on Saturday, December 15th 2018
As kids get older and more independent in their ways, keeping track of them always is a concern. No one has the time or the energy to keep up with them and that creates a dilemma.
Posted In GPS on Saturday, December 15th 2018
For those who dare to venture where the trails fail to go, GPS devices can be an assuring thing to have tucked away in your backpack.
Posted In GPS on Friday, December 14th 2018
While compasses and a map along with the skill to use them effectively is the hiker
Posted In GPS on Friday, December 14th 2018
GPS equipment, especially any models that have been on the shelves for any length of time are offering more features and value for the dollar.
Posted In Hiking Clubs on Tuesday, December 18th 2018
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Posted In Hiking Clubs on Monday, December 17th 2018
Posted In Hiking Clubs on Monday, December 17th 2018
Posted In Hiking Clubs on Monday, December 17th 2018
Posted In Hiking Clubs on Monday, December 17th 2018
Posted In Hiking Clubs on Monday, December 17th 2018
Posted In Hiking Clubs on Monday, December 17th 2018
Posted In Hiking Clubs on Monday, December 17th 2018
Posted In Hiking Clubs on Monday, December 17th 2018
Posted In Hiking Clubs on Monday, December 17th 2018
Posted In Hiking Clubs on Monday, December 17th 2018
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Posted In Hiking Clubs on Sunday, December 16th 2018
Posted In Hiking Clubs on Sunday, December 16th 2018
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Posted In Hiking Clubs on Saturday, December 15th 2018
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Posted In Hiking Packs on Tuesday, December 18th 2018
While backpacks can be relied upon for simply holding gear, when the trails become steeper and the weight heavier on your shoulder...
Posted In Hiking Packs on Monday, December 17th 2018
For those of us who still think camping doesn’t involve RV’s and trailers but rather a tent and a sleeping bag under the stars...
Posted In Hiking Packs on Sunday, December 16th 2018
When we head out on the trails around the country, many families choose to hike together.
Posted In Hiking Packs on Sunday, December 16th 2018
Packs have been around since the days of the settlers and Indians.
Posted In Hiking Packs on Sunday, December 16th 2018
So you’ve made your choice of the latest and greatest internal frame backpack and can hear the sounds of adventure calling out to you.
Posted In Hydration on Tuesday, December 18th 2018
Hydration packs are a convenient way to dispense water without having to stop your hike to do so.
Posted In Hydration on Monday, December 17th 2018
As the body works it depletes the water that is stored in the cells. This can cause both immediate and long term problems if this water is not replaced.
Posted In Hydration on Sunday, December 16th 2018
Cramps are a common occurrence in a wide variety of activities.
Posted In Hydration on Saturday, December 15th 2018
Dehydration is a hiker
Posted In Hydration on Saturday, December 15th 2018
Hydration while hiking should be a continuous process beyond stopping every once in a while to chug a bottle of water.
Posted In Lyme Disease on Tuesday, December 18th 2018
For those who complained and whined about how cold or snowy it was last winter, the spring is a reminder of how every season has its positives and negatives outdoors.
Posted In Lyme Disease on Tuesday, December 18th 2018
Humans aren
Posted In Lyme Disease on Tuesday, December 18th 2018
Lyme disease is a serious medical condition that is transmitted by the Black Legged Tick, also commonly known as the deer tick.
Posted In Lyme Disease on Monday, December 17th 2018
Family outings are a great way to enjoy the out of doors together with picnics, hiking, cycling and a host of other activities
Posted In Lyme Disease on Sunday, December 16th 2018

Simple family outings in the woods, park, or even your own backyard can leave you vulnerable to picking up ticks.
Posted In Lyme Disease on Saturday, December 15th 2018
Lyme disease is a potential threat to the lives of outdoor enthusiasts. It is transmitted by the bite of the deer tick in all stages of its development from the larval or nymph stage to adulthood.
Posted In Lyme Disease on Saturday, December 15th 2018
Lyme disease is a very serious affliction that is caused by the transmission of the B. burgdorferi bacterium by the common deer tick.
Posted In Lyme Disease on Saturday, December 15th 2018
While it is a good idea to take preventive measures against ticks year-round, be extra vigilant in warmer months (April-September) when ticks are most active.
Posted In Maps on Tuesday, December 18th 2018
For the serious outdoorsman who sees the “yet explored” as an personal challenge, the great outdoors holds mysteries and marvels of unimaginable proportions.
Posted In Maps on Tuesday, December 18th 2018
While GPS might be a foregone conclusion when you are packing up your gear for an extended hike somewhere...
Posted In Maps on Monday, December 17th 2018
For those who know how to read a topographical map, having one in your hands can make surveying and identifying the landmarks around you simple.
Posted In Maps on Monday, December 17th 2018
While the basic list for hiking needs has been pretty well addressed here and here in earlier articles in our library...
Posted In Maps on Sunday, December 16th 2018
Most people, like most wildlife, are creatures of habit. One of those habits is a tendency to take the “path of least resistance” when traveling through the woods.
Posted In Maps on Sunday, December 16th 2018
Topographical maps offer 3D picture of an area on a flat piece of paper, that is, if you can interpret what all of the lines, symbols and numbers mean.
Posted In Maps on Saturday, December 15th 2018
It can happen to anyone and usually does if you spend enough time in the woods.
Posted In Nature Walks on Tuesday, December 18th 2018
A topographical map can be a 3-D shortcut to understanding the terrain of any given area once you understand what all of the lines, landmarks and scales mean.
Posted In Nature Walks on Tuesday, December 18th 2018
As it has been discussed before, there is a difference between hiking and walking that might seem somewhat ambiguous at times but if examined a bit deeper...
Posted In Nature Walks on Monday, December 17th 2018
There are many things that Nature has to offer for those observant enough to investigate.
Posted In Nature Walks on Monday, December 17th 2018
One of the most important and yet least talked about warm weather outdoor activities is swimming.
Posted In Nature Walks on Monday, December 17th 2018
Hiking can be a great way to experience the outdoors with all of the wonders and secrets of Nature to be discovered. But sometimes the conveniences of a day hike...
Posted In Nature Walks on Monday, December 17th 2018
Hiking is an extremely popular way to enjoy the outdoors for a wide variety of enthusiasts.
Posted In Nature Walks on Saturday, December 15th 2018
First of all, my reference to hounds in the title does not mean the following considerations do not apply to any 4 legged critters that respond to “Fido”.
Posted In Purification on Monday, December 17th 2018
There are several ways water from a stream can be purified. Chemical tablets, boiling, advanced filtration systems all can do the job.
Posted In Purification on Sunday, December 16th 2018
Sometimes we take water for granted, especially here in the northeast. With waters filled with trout and salmon that cannot survive without clear fresh water to survive in,
Posted In Purification on Sunday, December 16th 2018
Hiking trails can often lead you to water, the question is, should you drink?
Posted In Purification on Friday, December 14th 2018
Considering that hikes may well last longer than the amount of water you have to bring along will allow by weight, there needs to be an examination of your options.
Posted In Trails - New England on Monday, December 17th 2018
The state of New Hampshire has 48 mountains that surpass the 4000 ft in elevation mark.
Posted In Trails - New England on Monday, December 17th 2018
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Posted In Trails - New England on Friday, December 14th 2018
As a Granite State native, I was reminded today of something that is as symbolic of New England as might be the mountains or lakes.
Posted In Trails - Northeast on Tuesday, December 18th 2018
Hiking in the fall not only is an excellent way to stay in shape and experience the exhilaration of being outdoors under comfortable conditions...
Posted In Trails - Northeast on Monday, December 17th 2018
Kids can be demanding at times when it comes to their outdoor experiences.
Posted In Trails - Northeast on Monday, December 17th 2018
Hiking in the mountains of Maine and New Hampshire is not only great exercise for the family but it can also help keep the fingers off those android keypads ...
Posted In Trails - Northeast on Monday, December 17th 2018
Hiking is one of those outdoor activities that doesn’t require a substantial investment such as might bass fishing or snowmobiling.
Posted In Trails - Northeast on Monday, December 17th 2018
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Posted In Trails - Northeast on Monday, December 17th 2018
While the Appalachian Trail seems to sometimes get the majority of the press and attention when it comes to hiking trails in the Northeast...
Posted In Trails - Northeast on Monday, December 17th 2018
While it might not matter to anyone who chooses to spend time outdoors what activity seems to have the most participants...
Posted In Trails - Northeast on Monday, December 17th 2018
State Forests can offer a wide spectrum opportunities for outdoor activities.
Posted In Trails - Northeast on Monday, December 17th 2018
There are many reasons to hike and many places to go to fulfill those reasons.
Posted In Trails - Northeast on Sunday, December 16th 2018
Hiking trails are where they happen to be regardless of who created them and how well they are maintained for future use.
Posted In Trails - Northeast on Sunday, December 16th 2018
The Appalachian Trail is arguably the most famous hiking trail on the east coast if not in the entire U.S. that officially begins at Springer Mountain in Georgia.
Posted In Trails - Northeast on Saturday, December 15th 2018
Hiking has always been one of the top family oriented outdoor activities.
Posted In Trails - Northeast on Friday, December 14th 2018
For hikers, especially those who hike east of the Mississippi River, the Appalachian Trail is about as basic as it gets.
Posted In Trail snacks on Monday, December 17th 2018
The number of combinations of snack items that can be combined into trail mixes is vast.
Posted In Trail snacks on Monday, December 17th 2018
The type of hiking that is encountered will vary the amounts of energy that is required
Posted In Trail snacks on Monday, December 17th 2018
Snacks can consist on more than just a packaged candy or power bar and a handful of nuts.
Posted In Trail snacks on Sunday, December 16th 2018
Hiking can be an energy draining activity that should be addressed by replenishing the consumed nutrients with high caloric foods to maintain energy levels.
Posted In Trail snacks on Saturday, December 15th 2018
For the average family, day hikes are the perfect outdoor activity.
Posted In Vitamins Supplements on Tuesday, December 18th 2018
While there might not be a tremendous amount of difference between the general vitamin and mineral requirements from women to me, there are considerations that should be acknowledged.
Posted In Vitamins Supplements on Tuesday, December 18th 2018
While multivitamins can supply a wide array of necessary supplements to the diet, many of those are derived from synthetic sources.
Posted In Vitamins Supplements on Monday, December 17th 2018
While vitamins and supplements can have their positive effects on the body, they also can have some not so pleasant ones that could happen if taken in the wrong manner.
Posted In Vitamins Supplements on Monday, December 17th 2018
Vitamins and minerals function in the human body for many important processes such as DNA synthesis, boosting the immune system...
Posted In Vitamins Supplements on Monday, December 17th 2018
Certain vitamins and minerals are known to stimulate energy production.
Posted In Vitamins Supplements on Sunday, December 16th 2018
There are certain vitamins that help improve the circulation. Proper circulation is essential to having energy and avoiding things like hypertension and cold skin.
Posted In Vitamins Supplements on Sunday, December 16th 2018
Biotin is also known as the vitamin B7, a water soluble member of the B complex family.
Posted In Vitamins Supplements on Sunday, December 16th 2018
The liver is a crucial part to the human body. Its primary function is to filter out poisons in the bloodstream while its secondary purpose is to aid in digestion.
Posted In Walking Sticks on Tuesday, December 18th 2018
While walking sticks are generally thought to be an additional
Posted In Walking Sticks on Monday, December 17th 2018
There are several obvious differences between a walking stick and a hiking pole. The first and most recognizable is their length.
Posted In Walking Sticks on Sunday, December 16th 2018
Hikes can lead you through all sorts of terrain and obstacles. They can be shorter and more vertical or longer flatter treks that wind through the woods and along streams.
Posted In Walking Sticks on Sunday, December 16th 2018
While walking or hiking might consider a walking stick as an essential addition to the hiker
Posted In Water Bottles on Monday, December 17th 2018
Stainless steel water bottles and containers are probably the best value in a water bottle there is on the market.
Posted In Water Bottles on Monday, December 17th 2018
BPA stands for Bisephenol-A, a compound used in the production of plastic bottles and sometimes when sealing both aluminum and tin cans is something truly to avoid if at all possible
Posted In Water Bottles on Sunday, December 16th 2018
While plastic is one of the few things on earth that is virtually forever it does have a few issues that makes
Posted In Water Bottles on Sunday, December 16th 2018
Hiking can present a long term need for water.