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How to Use a Compass and Map for Navigation

Learning how to use a map and compass is one of the most essential skills for backcountry navigation. Even with all the GPS technology we have today, it pays to know how to find your way around using no more than a compass and the Earth’s magnetic field

24 Stunning places to camp in the USA

Ever thought of camping in a breathtaking place? There are lots of places you can visit, but some do not create lasting memories. You need to check on the list I have compiled below. On it, you'll learn about features of some of the most exciting places to camp in the U.S. Enjoy!
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11 Health Benefits of Hiking

Hiking is a free exercise alternative that can provide you with a number of health benefits, no matter your starting level of fitness or activity. If you’re looking to get healthier without spending hundreds of dollars to join a gym, hiking can be a great option for you.
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What Are The Best Hydration Packs For Hiking & Outdoors

These packs can be a lot more convenient than traditional methods but you don't want to get stuck with crappy gear. That's why we've taken a look at some of the best hydration packs for hiking and outdoors.
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2 Delicious Campfire Recipe Infographics

2 Delicious Campfire Recipes with Infographics including fresh campfire fish and peach cobbler.
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37 Camping Breakfast Ideas From Around The Web

It may surprise you to know that you can eat well even when you’re camping. Sure, you could stick some muffins and fruit in your camp gear and call it good, but those meals may not give you enough energy or nutrients to fuel your hike or other camp activities.

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5 of the Best Backpacking Water Filters

While some mountain streams are safe to drink from, it’s best not to gamble. Most water filters are relatively inexpensive and easy to use, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing you’re safe from waterborne disease is invaluable.
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What Are The Best Folding Pocket Knives

If you spend any time in the outdoors, one of the most important tools you’ll carry is a folding pocket knife. These knives are a dime a dozen though, so it pays find a high-quality one that fits your needs. We look at some of the best available.
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10 Of The Best Down Jackets For Hiking

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5 Of The Best Hiking Pants For Men

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