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How To Choose Hiking Boots

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.

The Ten Essentials

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.

How To Choose The Right Base Layers

Put simply, your base layer is the layer of clothing that sits closest to your skin.  They are designed to assist in moving any moisture away from your body, and evaporate from the  fabric, also known as “wicking.”