It might feel like there aren't any rules out in the great outdoors, but there are certainly guidelines you should follow. Whether you're new to hiking or always been confused about the dos and don'ts of the trail, this guide will clear things up.
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If you’re old enough, you may remember carrying maps in your car and telling family the phone number of the place you’re going. But who does that these days, when you just have your phone on you at all times? Well, if you’re heading out for a hiking or camping trip, you may need to resurrect some old-school habits.
iOS: Navigating along roads is easy - just start up Google Maps or Waze - but finding your way on a trail in the woods tends to require a patchwork of PDFs, paper maps, and apps that only work for one park or system. Hikepack aims to change that.
As the old saying goes, "Failing to prepare is preparing to fail," which is especially true when it comes to experiencing the great outdoors. Whether you wind up lost on a hike or forget your matches at home, the 5-in-1 Survival Flint Fire Starter Bracelet can bail you out with a host of easy-access survival gear. Plus, bracelet two-packs are on sale today for $21.25 ($US15.99).
Before you decide to channel your inner Indiana Jones and run off to explore nearby caves, deserts or mountain trails, you may want to take a step back and think if you are completely prepared for that kind of adventure. Learning how to tie a few popular knots won’t take an extreme amount of time and you will be surprised how often you can actually use them when you know what you’re doing. Here are five knots that every camper, hiker, mountain climber and survivalist should know.
Australia has a reputation for having lots of deadly animals - but we're actually pretty safe from apex predators. As long as you keep out of the water and don't attempt to box a kangaroo, you're relatively safe from harm. Not so in America, where mountain lions have been known to kill and eat humans. If you're every hiking in the US and bump into one of these surly cats, here's what to do.
Not all adventures are done in daylight. Whether you're camping in Yosemite or stargazing in Half Dome, you're going to need a flashlight to navigate. Fortunately, you can score a two-pack of UltraBright 500-Lumen Tactical Military Flashlights for 70 percent off.
iOS/Android: Hiking is a great way to exercise and explore the outdoors at the same time. ViewRanger is a free app that shows you nearby trails and tells you everything you need to know about them.
You might not think it by looking at them, but Bambi and his hoofed friends pack a serious wallop. Depending on the situation and time of year, deer and moose can be deadlier than a sharp-toothed predator. Here's what you need to know to keep those crushing hooves and sharp antlers away on your next US holiday.
Hiking seems easy -- after all it's just walking for a while -- but it can be a big challenge. From varying and sometimes difficult terrain to the fact that you use different muscles for longer periods of time than normal, a good hike takes working up to. Here are three exercises you can do to make sure you're in hiking shape.
Australia has a reputation for snakes, but don't think that you'll be safe on your great American holiday. Out of the over 100 types of snake in the US, the deadly rattlesnake is one of the only ones that gives you a warning before it sinks its venom-injecting fangs into you. Still, plenty of people manage to get bitten by them every year. Here's what you should do if hear that rattling sound, and how to survive if you get bit.