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training for backpacking

Training for Backpacking: How to Get in Shape Before Your Big Trip

Backpacking isn’t just a casual walk in the woods. If you’re looking for the longer, more rigorous challenge of training for backpacking, you’ll have to get yourself in shape to handle the trail. Handling a backpacking trip requires strength, balance, and extreme endurance. And if you jump onto the trail without preparation, you could end …

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climbing training

Climbing Training: What You Should Do in the Gym to Be a Better Climber

According to recent studies, nearly 1 in 5 climbers are involved in some sort of an accident or injury. Most of these accidents occur during the weekend when people climb mountains or rocks as a hobby. Although these accidents are not life-threatening, you can do so much to avoid an injury and improve your climbing …

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rock climbing terms

Rock Climbing Terms: Essential Lingo Beginners Need to Know

There has been a rising buzz about rock climbing, with five million people reportedly participating in the sport. This sudden burst in interest towards the activity is said to have been spurred by its inclusion in the 2020 Olympics. If you’re thinking of joining the bandwagon but jumbled by terms like arête, then you’re in …

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Planning a Backpacking Trip in the US National Parks

U.S. National Parks receive over 330 million visits every year. The National Park system includes 418 national park sites that cover a total of over 84 million acres. These carefully preserved acres are home to all kinds of wildlife, terrain, vegetation, and history. U.S. National Parks are also fantastic destinations for outdoor wanderers. If you love …

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Backpacking Hacks

Lighten the Load: 20 Essential Backpacking Hacks

Sometimes there’s nothing better than strapping on a backpack, walking into the woods, and getting lost for a few days. However, that doesn’t that backpacking is a walk in the park. In fact, backpackers encounter many problems while on their travels.  This is why they must think strategically. Not only must they find creative ways …

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