Bushwhacking may be the next step as a hiker, but you may think you don’t have the right gear to be successful. With a few key tweaks and some minor small purchases, you’ll be on your way- of course some skills are needed. Take a look to see if your local outing club (like Appalachian

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I spent the last two weeks on my honeymoon in Europe and had a blast! I wanted to share my packing list for anyone who is looking to lighten up and simplify for a European vacation. My husband and I traveled in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria. We have also backpacked England, Scotland, and Wales in

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This gear list was used for my 15 day thru hike of the John Muir Trail. I encountered temperatures ranging from 30-100 degrees. In late July it is generally warm and dry and you can expect afternoon thunderstorms. On my hike I experienced an unusual 2 1/2 days of rain, but had much luck with

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This gear list is for three season day hiking and a great general women’s hiking gear list. I am typically peak bagging in New Hampshire’s White Mountains where temperatures can range from 30-100 degrees. The weather can be unpredictable and may include rain, hail, or even snow in the shoulder seasons. Summers can be extremely

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  The Essentials: (for safety, survival and basic comfort)   1. Navigation Map compass GPS (optional) 2. Sun protection Sunscreen chapstick hat/bandana 3. Insulation Jacket, vest, pants, gloves, hat (dependent on weather-see clothing below) 4. Illumination flashlight/headlamp extra batteries 5. First-aid supplies First aid kit- make your own for a lightweight and customizable option! toilet

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    Here it is! Just about everything I will be bringing on my 16 day JMT thru hike is pictured here. Below are the labels for all items. If you have any questions, ask in the comments section! 1 BearVault 500                           2 Western Mountaineering Summerlite                          3 Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis 4

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