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High Intensity Books

8 July 2013 11:42 pm0 comments
High Intensity Books

While other adventure books are fantastic, there is nothing quite like a high intensity adventure book to get your adrenaline raging. They are the perfect books to amp up your training or boost your back country ambitions. Honestly, these books are such intense adrenaline inducers, it’s wise to limit the [...]

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Hike Long

6 July 2013 11:00 pm0 comments
Hike Long

Hiking long is a backpacking strategy that maximizes miles covered by hiking the longest days possible every day. A typical day of hiking long involves hiking from sunrise to sunset at your normal walking speed. To attain big miles, your focus is elimination of inefficient stopping, which is in direct [...]

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Wild Knowledge

2 July 2013 3:18 am0 comments
Wild Knowledge

“Like a tree that grows stronger with more branches and roots, you need to find more and more ways to be inspired.” – Yiannis Kouros The knowledge on this site comes from an array of sources. My goal in seeking out these sources of knowledge has been to elevate my [...]

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Hike Where You Are

29 June 2013 10:55 pm0 comments
Hike Where You Are

It’s common to dream of exotic breath taking destinations for your backpacking adventures. I’m as guilty of this as any. From the Alps to the Andes to Yosemite to Yellowstone, I’ve hatched schemes to get there for some hiking. There is a powerful appeal to storied wilderness areas or mountains, [...]

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Power Rests

27 June 2013 11:58 pm0 comments
Power Rests

Power rests might sound like an oxymoron but they are an effective way to supercharge your rest time on the trail. The objective is to maximize the value of every minute you are not moving forward by delivering as much relief to your feet and legs as possible. The Technique: [...]

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American Chestnut

25 June 2013 4:21 pm2 comments
American Chestnut

The American Chestnut was a national icon. Until the early 1900′s the American Chestnut (Castanca dentata) dominated more than 200 million acres of forest from Maine to Florida and west to the Ohio River valley. There were an estimated 4 billion chestnut trees standing at the time. This tree was [...]

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Hiking from Sunrise to Sunset

23 June 2013 11:24 pm0 comments
Hiking from Sunrise to Sunset

Hiking from sunrise to sunset is a powerful way for the outdoor lover to spend a day. Here is an account of a one such day hiking sunrise to sunset day on the AT (“live” from under my tarp at the end of the day). Enjoy! 23 June 2013 The [...]

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Free Adventure Books

21 June 2013 1:05 pm0 comments
Free Adventure Books

Ninety years after a book’s publication it enters the public domain, which enables sites like Project Gutenberg to offer free digital downloads of books and Librivox to offer free downloads of audio versions of books. Here are a handful of good free adventure books to get you started but search [...]

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Get More Mileage from your Hiking Shoe

20 June 2013 10:15 pm0 comments
Get More Mileage from your Hiking Shoe

Sometimes finding the best gear is about making the most of what you already own and know works. Here’s a tip I learned from Warren Doyle’s Appalachian Trail Institute that will let you bring old shoes back to life. How to get even more mileage from your hiking shoe: 1. [...]

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Quotes from John Muir

19 June 2013 11:54 pm0 comments
Quotes from John Muir

Quotes from My First Summer in the Sierra “We are now in the mountains and they are in us, kindling enthusiasm, making every nerve quiver, filling every pore and cell of us.” – John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra, June 5, 1869 “How rich our inheritance in these [...]

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