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Hiking down steep slopes
There has already been some great advice, but I wanted to add my 1\2 cent. I got some great advice on the prior post and was able to use it. The fluidity of motion cannot be understated. I hav...

In Philosophy & Technique » Hiking down steep inclines
July 25, 12:16am

Follow up
I know the thread has been dormant for a few weeks. However, I noted you are a Floridian and have problems while in the mountains. One factor you might consider is altitude sickness. You mention...

In Food, Hydration, and Nutrition » Nausea & Throwing Up
January 21, 10:28pm

Re: How much did childhood experiences influence your interest in backpacking?
When I was pre teen , my family took car camping vacations in state and national parks. As us kids got older, my parents worked extra jobs. However, on holidays and summer we would go to my grand...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » How much did childhood experiences influence your interest in backpacking.
January 13, 1:11am

Re: Re: Ok. Pictures...gross. You have been warned.
Greg, thanks for the video. Did anyone notice the video above where the guy removes them by putting a large dab of crime on it? He says that it suffocates them and they fall off with head intac. ...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » My tick experience. No pictures but not for the squeamish.
December 23, 8:22am

Re: Backpacking the Grand Canyon
I would recommend including the Hermit trail in your planning. It is less traveled than the corridor trails, has water sources, and is beautiful. Others are correct when they say the corridor per...

In General Lightweight Backpacking Discussion » Backpacking the Grand Canyon
December 08, 11:56pm

Solo
I am often confronted by wonderment when I am solo backpacking as a female. It is amusing how often I get quizzed about it on the trail. Of course, they then quiz me more if they notice my Vibram...

In Philosophy & Technique » Let's talk about the advantages of being a single female backpacker for a change....
November 21, 5:30am

Rocky Mountain national park august
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In Hiking Partners / Group Trip Announcements » Rocky Mountain national park august 18-22
August 05, 3:03pm

Texas
Hey, There are 2 national parks in Texas....way out west. You can do dispersed camping in some parts of Big Bend NP...but not in the mountains. There are a number of state parks. Go to th...

In Philosophy & Technique » Wild Camping in the US - advice for an Englishman, please!
April 17, 8:58pm

Insurance
I believe it was WorldNomads. It was almost 5 years ago. I have not checked in recent time as to who has the full adventure coverage. But I know that company seems to market to 'adventure tr...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rescue Insurance for Backpackers
February 13, 2:59pm

Just a couple of additional thoughts
I work for a retail business. We had a customer collapse unconscious in the store and go into seizures. We immediately contacted 911 who came and provided assistance to the customer. The lady la...

In Editor's Roundtable » Rescue Insurance for Backpackers
February 12, 6:20pm

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