Posts Tagged ‘backpacking’

Keep a Journal when Hiking or Backpacking

Do you remember your first hiking, camping or backpacking experience?  How well do you recall the details?  What trail did you hike?  How many days did you stay?  What was the weather like?  Who was there with you?  If you had kept a journal, then a lot of these facts would be available anytime you […]


Getting Lost Hiking

I think that most hikers have a sense of bravado and really don’t worry about getting lost.  But, the simple fact of the matter is that it can be very easy to get lost.  People go hiking in areas where they have never been before and thus do not know the terrain, weather or landmarks.  […]


Selecting a Hiking Compass

What has become of the hiking compass, orienteering and navigation?  It has become very easy for today’s backpacker to rely on modern technology.  Unfortunately, many have become too reliant and have lost their orienteering skills.   The GPS has replaced the paper map and compass.  But what do you do when your batteries go dead or […]