Once the SHTF you will be doing a lot of walking, and in most cases, you will be carrying extra weight. You may have to carry firewood, carry emergency supplies back home from an aid station, carry a child, or carry any number of things to include a backpack loaded with essential … [Read more...] about Hiking: Health Benefits and Helping You Prepare For A Crisis
One of the biggest benefits of using a headlamp is that you still have both hands free and a light that essentially moves with your eyes. A headlamp is ideal for walking in the dark, so it is a must for hikers and campers. Even if you expect to be back by dark, be prepared for … [Read more...] about Do You Have A Good Headlamp in Your Kit?
It's rare to find a pair of boots that feel broken in right out of the box, but the Quest 4D feel like they were tailor-made for my feet. The ankle support these boots provide is what seals the deal for me. Rolling an ankle in the backwoods, or anywhere for that matter, is not … [Read more...] about Salomon Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boots
Trekking poles, also called hiking sticks, hiking poles, walking/hiking staff, or walking poles are designed to aid walkers with their rhythm as they walk and to provide stability on rough terrain. Trekking poles today are typically sold as a pair, whereas a walking staff, for … [Read more...] about 11 Advantages of Using Trekking Poles When Hiking
There is no question that weight slows you down when hiking, and where you carry the weight while hiking, makes a bigger difference than you may have realized. In 1983, the United States Army conducted a study titled "The energy cost and heart-rate response of trained and … [Read more...] about Does the Weight of Your Hiking Boots Make a Difference