Tips for Purchasing Backpacking Meals made with Real Food 4

Tips for Purchasing Backpacking Meals made with Real Food
If you care about the foods you eat at home, chances are you also care about your trail food. And if your standard daily fare is made from fresh whole food ingredients, why wouldn’t you expect the same level of quality in your trail food? Obviously, most fresh foods don’t pack well; they may get crushed in your backpack ...

Hot Weather Hiking Tips

Hot Weather Hiking Tips
Your hiking companion won’t hike in the bitter cold, so you compromise by taking the winters off. When spring arrives, you are eager to hit the trails. You head away from home at every opportunity. Life is good. But now summer temperatures have arrived.  If there is Heat, the diagnosis is Sweat Moisture will seep out from your ...

How to Dress to Stay Warm Outside 2

How to Dress to Stay Warm Outside
  A blanket of grey clouds mask the warm glow of the sun. The air is cold and damp. You are feeling unmotivated and wonder, “Should I go on that hike?” Or maybe you need to be in town today and this dreary, cold weather has sucked all the gusto from your bones. You are ...

MosquiToes

MosquiToes
  Most of us already know that mosquitoes and other biting insects are attracted to the carbon dioxide emitted from our breath and skin. But new research shows that certain blood types tend to attract a greater share of mosquitoes. If you are Type O, you likely get more than your fair share of insect bites. ...

Replenishing Electrolytes 23

Replenishing Electrolytes
It is summer here in the South and that means high humidity with daily temperatures in the 90s. Engaging in almost any outdoor activity will surely bring plenty of sweat. Sweating is good for the body. As you know, sweating is our body’s built-in mechanism to keep us cool, although it does not feel refreshing with ...

Looking Skyward: Forecasting weather using nature

Looking Skyward: Forecasting weather using nature
As the weather turns hotter, water vapor condenses from nearby water sources and around mountain tops, forming into dark clouds. These clouds have the potential to culminate into intense electrical storms. Clearly it is unwise to continue ascending a summit as the sky is pulsating with gigantic bolts of lightning, but sometimes the situation is ...