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Hiking Tips - Hiking Gear by Hikerz .. Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:33pm Wear hiking boots. Hiking boots have more support and are usually waterproof. Your feet and ankles will thank you. Wear sunglasses. Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun and wind. Wear synthetic socks. Wear non-cotton socks to help prevent blisters. Wear synthetics. Cotton absorbs moisture and takes forever to dry. Wear ... Read on »
Best hiking gear brands: Tom’s faves by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted Tue 12 May 2009 6:04pm Always a hot topic with hikers. Tom Mangan got the raves flying the other day: Who do I like? Vasque and Keen for shoes/boots. Gregory Mountain Products for backpacks. REI for backpacking tents. Columbia for pants. Wigwam for socks. MSR for stoves. … Click through and read the details. Especially the COMMENTS on Two-He ... Read on »
expensive European hiking gear by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:02pm Before I traveled in Europe, I vaguely thought of their gear as … nice. Way overpriced. Gaudy. And sometimes completely goofy. (Especially the tents.) Then I toured the huge Sportler store in Bolzano, Italy. Later I was overwhelmed with the even bigger Schuster store in Munich. Brands like Salewa, Kaikkaalla, Meru, La Sportiva, Mammu ... Read on »
expensive European hiking gear by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted Sun 25 Oct 2009 11:03pm Before I traveled in Europe, I vaguely thought of their gear as … nice. Way overpriced. Gaudy. And sometimes completely goofy. (Especially the tents.) Then I toured the huge Sportler store in Bolzano, Italy. Later I was overwhelmed with the even bigger Schuster store in Munich. Brands like Salewa, Kaikkaalla, Meru, La Sportiva, Mammu ... Read on »
my disused hiking gear by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted Tue 20 Sep 2011 12:00am I NEVER take any of these products on the trail, … yet I refuse to toss them out. Intervention, please. Read on »
gear for hiking Zion Narrows by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Oct 2012 12:00am Virgin Narrows , Utah is one of the best hikes in the world. • canyon walk in knee-deep water • real risk of flash floods • 1 or 2 days • 10-12hrs of walking • 16mi (25.8km) Tim Miner, Trail Sherpa: The Essentials Regardless of your preferences for weight, style, or functionality you will need the following es ... Read on »
Hiking Information Online by Rick McCharles Patient Expert Posted Wed 08 Jul 2009 9:57am Hiking Information Online is a website I just stumbled upon. It looks somewhat similar in mission to our site, besthike.com. Hiking and trekking information online is designed to provide information for hikers about some of the worlds best hikes. You will find hiking and trekking information catering for both hiking beginners and seri ... Read on »
Complimentary Saturday Hikes At Grand Canyon October 26th, November 2nd And November 9th by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 18 Oct 2013 11:00am Backpacking and hiking tour company, Just Roughin’ It Adventure Company is celebrating the end of the Government Shutdown and the re-opening of all National Parks. JRI today announced that it will offer free half day hikes at Grand Canyon National Park for three Saturdays starting October 26th through November 9th, 2013. Grand Canyon hiki ... Read on »
Hike Your Way to A Fitter You by being LA Posted Wed 02 Nov 2011 10:21pm being LA’s Wednesday Workout I have good and bad news.  Okay, bad news first.  I stopped my Equinox gym membership today .  I’m trying to save money and it doesn’t make sense for me to pay such a hefty gym membership fee when I’m still recovering from my hip flexor injury.  First I thought I might be a little down about not having a gym, ... Read on »
Hike in the Woods by Mike Fong Zhu Posted Sat 17 Nov 2007 1:13pm Today is Saturday so I did a short hike in the woods. I realized that I didn't have my regular hiking gears so I didn't go too far this time. Read on »