Saving your Toes Hiking Downhill 7

Saving your Toes Hiking Downhill
Are you planning a hike that will require a considerable amount of descending in mountainous terrain or a gorge? Extended descents can put considerable pressure on the knees and cause swollen toenails. Here are a few steps you can take pre-hike to minimize painful toenails, black toenails, and eventual toenail loss. We’ve already covered protecting ...

Saving your knees while hiking downhill 18

Saving your knees while hiking downhill
Knee problems are common because they are one of the most used and abused joints in the human body. If you frequently experience knee pain during descents or resulting soreness afterwards, chances are you need to improve your form or pack weight. Excess weight adds more strain to the knees Your knees and hips are ...

Holiday Gift Guide for Backpackers

Holiday Gift Guide for Backpackers
Need to update your backpacking gear or looking for gift ideas? We’ve put together a selection of our most favored backpacking gear that we own. If you enjoy the outdoors, chances are you are involved in other hobbies to take you out-of-doors, such as biking, birding, paddling, rock climbing, car camping. The clothing and gear is not ...

4 Reasons to sprout

4 Reasons to sprout
1. Sprouting is Green! Seeds are low-cost and provide a steady supply of healthy, economical food. They also store long-term (3 – 5 years) when stored in a cool, dark place. Low tech.  The seeds are simple to grow because the growing process requires little water and sunlight. It does not require soil, highly developed fertilizers, ...

Comparing Backpacking Meals 2

Comparing Backpacking Meals
Why sacrifice on a decent meal when you are on the trail?  Eating well on the trail not only tastes better, but eating the right types of food will enhance your performance and give you the gusto to go a little further.  Eating well does not have to be gourmet or cost a fortune.   ...

Cherry Picking Packaged Foods

Cherry Picking Packaged Foods
How can you tell if the company is trying to sell you an inferior product when it is dressed in so many health claims? Food labels assert healthful claims on packaged products to get you to purchase them.  If you know what to look for in the ingredient list, you can easily find out how worthy ...