How to Protect Yourself from Ticks and Mosquitoes When Hiking

How to Protect Yourself from Ticks and Mosquitoes When Hiking

Ticks and mosquitoes present the biggest threat to a hikers health on the trail. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that each year more and more people are contracting diseases from these insects. With numbers tripling since the 1990s. Even though this might be alarming, this shouldn’t keep you from hiking in the woods, but should motivate you to take the necessary preventive measures to protect yourself from this danger.

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10 Common Beginner Backpacking Mistakes

10 Common Beginner Backpacking Mistakes

Over many years of backpacking, I have seen and made many backpacking blunders. Let’s face it, everyone makes mistakes from time to time. Some of these can be downright comical, while others can be quite dangerous. Here is a list of 10 common mistakes

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HOW TO HANG A BEAR BAG: THE RIGHT WAY

HOW TO HANG A BEAR BAG: THE RIGHT WAY

Learning to store your food properly is important to keep animals away from your camp when backpacking. These animals can quickly become pests. A popular way to protect your food is by hanging your food bag in a tree. In this article I will show you a step by step guide on how to do this.

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ULTRALIGHT BACKPACKING: WHERE TO START

ULTRALIGHT BACKPACKING: WHERE TO START

When you first start backpacking usually your main priority is finding gear in your budget range. Weight is usually a secondary concern. However, as you grow as a backpacker you'll eventually want to do more challenging hikes. This is when you'll want to trade in some of that old gear and lighten up that backpack. In this article, I will help you know where to start.

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