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Here is an article on my main blog with 12 tips for lightening your backpack. hiking backpacking trail backpacks backpacking equipment

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“If your backpack is too heavy, you tend to bend forward at the hips or arch your back to compensate. Either of these maneuvers can put unnatural compression on your 33 vertebrae and the shock absorbing discs in between them.” Read more about lightening your backpack.

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Breaking in Hiking Boots

Wilderness Eye Problems

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Acquiring and maintaining wilderness survival skills is important for any excursions into the wilderness.

Here are some articles that can be helpful in this knowledge area.

Wilderness survival skills for safe wilderness travel

Wilderness survival guide. The wildernesssurvival-skills website is dedicated to providing useful information for safe wilderness traveling.

Publish Date: 06/20/2007 17:00

http://www.wilderness-survival-skills.com/wilderness-survival-blog.html

NAVY Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 1 and C Ebook manual | Snafu Blog

This is a video of the NAVY Aircrew Survival Equipmentman 1 and C Ebook manual by the US Navy. It is a great manual about wilderness survival. This is one of the many ebooks and manuals included in our 1600 US Military Manuals, …

Publish Date: 05/27/2010 11:46

http://snafublog.com/

Wilderness Survival Trick: The Throwing Stick | Great Outdoors

Here’s how to make a throwing stick for hunting small game in a wilderness survival situation.

Publish Date: 05/23/2010 21:39

http://freeoutdoors.com/blog/

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Hazards of Hiking

Hiking Tips for High Altitude Climbs

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Lightweight Sleeping Bags

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A national treasure and threatened by global warming, Glacier National Park is still worth a visit. Here is some relevant news.

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Travelling around the world: Glacier National Park – The Ideal

The Glacier National owes its existence to the persistent efforts of George Bird Grinnell, co-founder of the Audubon Society and 19-century magazine publisher. He lobbied hard for a park to be developed in the St. Mary’s region of …

Publish Date: 05/27/2010 8:29

http://bestskyline.blogspot.com/

At 100 Years Old, Glacier National Park Is Preserved, But Ever

“Had Congress not established the national park system, places like Glacier would have been sold to the highest bidder,” Bohlinger said, noting the area’s designation as a Forest Reserve 10 years before it became the 10th national park, …

Publish Date: 05/17/2010 6:42

http://www.newwest.net/

Things To Do In Glacier National Park Things To Do In Glacier

In 1932, Glacier National Park in Montana and Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta were formally joined to form Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the worlds first. A Rotary International initiative, the designation …

Publish Date: 05/26/2010 3:05

http://www.excellentamerica.com/

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Crossing a Stream Safely

Hiking Nutrition: Energy Snacks

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Hike to Charlies Bunion – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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The 8-mile roundtrip hike to Charlies Bunion will reward you with a broad view of the Great Smoky Mountains that you won’t forget. An when you are done, you can say you’ve hiked on the Appalachian Trail! …

Publish Date: 05/26/2010 7:12

http://www.thegreatsmokymountains.org/blog/

Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Trolley Information For

Trolley Information For Synchronous Fireflies At Elkmont.

Publish Date: 05/24/2010 12:13

http://www.nps.gov/

Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Cosby In the Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced the annual “Cosby in the Park” festival on Saturday, May 15, at the Park’s Cosby campground. “Cosby in the Park”, a partnership between Cocke County government, Great Smoky Mountains

Publish Date: 05/11/2010 12:18

http://www.nps.gov/

The Great Smoky Mountain Synchronized Fireflies | Panama City

The city of Gatlinburg will partner with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to provide trolleys for this event. During the expected “peak flashing period,” the trolley service will be the only transportation service for visitor …

Publish Date: 05/26/2010 8:20

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I found some interesting information and news about Big Bend National Park.

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Big Bend National Park Offers A Drastic Change From Vistas This

It’s not easy to get to Big Bend National Park. Located in the crook of Rio Grande River in West Texas where the river bends from a southeast meander to a northeastern direction, the park promises spectacular vistas, river canyons, …

Publish Date: 03/07/2010 2:30

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/feed/articles

Photo spot 24: Big Bend National Park – South Rim « The Terra

Photo spot 24: Big Bend National Park – South Rim. Remoteness makes Big Basin National Park one of the least visited National Parks. The park lies 325 miles from El Paso, the closest major city. The three roads that lead to the park end …

Publish Date: 05/06/2010 1:53

http://terragalleria.com/blog/

Enjoying Big Bend National Park: A Friendly Guide to Adventures

Veteran naturalist Gary Clark and photographer Kathy Adams Clark help you choose the best hike or drive in Big Bend National Park, based on the season in which you visit; the number of days you have in the park; and your activity, age, …

Publish Date: 05/03/2010 6:34

http://www.trekkersnw.com/

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Loaded Guns Now Allowed in Our National Parks by Law

How to Treat Rattlesnake Bites

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Goose Down Sleeping Bags

Kid Sleeping Bags

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Everyone’s praying for snow in British Columbia for the Winter Olympics starting this coming Friday. Despite the unwelcome warm weather, Vancouver and Whistler are optimistic and excited.

Here are some blog articles featuring the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Winter Olympics 2010 – Olympic Figure Skating Medal Contenders

The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games or the 21st Winter Olympics, will be held in 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. about us. We are here to serve all your 2010 Winter Olympic needs. …

Publish Date: 02/07/2010 19:38

http://olympicgames10.livejournal.com/

Winter Olympics 2010 – Olympic Figure Skating Medal Contenders

The 2010 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXI Olympic Winter Games or the 21st Winter Olympics, will be held in 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. about us. We are here to serve all your 2010 Winter Olympic needs. …

Publish Date: 02/07/2010 19:38

http://olympicgames10.livejournal.com/

Vancouver Winter Olympics 2010 Protest | www.tune-in-tokyo.com

Walking downtown just days before the Olympics are scheduled to begin there was quite a buzz around town. While most of the people we encountered were there to.

Publish Date: 02/07/2010 16:58

http://www.tune-in-tokyo.com/

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Here are some interesting posts on the Appalachian Trail, also known as the AT. They include tips for hiking and tips for avoiding danger.

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Planning for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike | Go Backpacking

The common experience of hiking the Appalachian Trail creates a bond that surpasses differences.

Publish Date: 02/02/2010 6:00

http://www.gobackpacking.com/Blog/

Avoid Danger When Hiking the Appalachian Trail: How to Cope with

Hiking the Appalachian Trail is generally safe. But hikers may encounter dangers such as bears and snakes, along with Lyme-disease-carrying ticks and contaminated water.

Publish Date: 02/01/2010 19:19

http://backpacking-trips.suite101.com/

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Purify Your Water or Not?

Planet Earth Deserves Our Respect

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