Maintaining your hygiene is still important in the wilderness in order to fight off any infections and intestinal problems. However, your level of personal hygiene should never come at the expense of mother nature. Pooping Rule of thumb: Choose a spot at least 55 yards away from all water sources, and get to digging. You should … Continue reading Trail Hygiene 101
Hiking shoes are a happy medium between light weight and durability that maintains support. The tread patterns that come with hiking shoes are somewhat similar to trail runners, but are much more durable. One disadvantage that comes with hiking shoes is the lack of ankle support due to the low cut design.
Larger dogs might drink 0.5 to 1.0 ounces of water per pound per day. Dogs 20 pounds and lighter will be closer to 1.5 ounces per pound per day.
Navigation devices: You cannot rely solely on cellphones in the outdoors; especially not if you're lost in the woods. Using apps with GPS navigation is super helpful, but it is important that you always have a backup plan in case your phone dies or breaks at any point in time.
Circumstance of Use: Hiking in New Hampshire during winter The terrain varied from flat ground to extremely steep and rugged trail. The trails were covered in ice, and a few feet of snow underneath.
For a solid pair of what I like to call "hiking leggings," my absolute favorite pair is from REI. They're soft and comfortable, yet durable, thanks to the tough polyester/spandex blend.
Navigation: This includes a physical map, a compass, an altimeter, some sort of GPS tracking device, a personal locator beacon or a satellite messenger device.