Hiking for survival

Hiking for survival

Enjoying the outdoors is something more and more of us want to do these days. Getting out into open spaces, breathing in that fresh air, finding that stunning view, and sharing it with someone that matters. Many of us can agree that those things are important, not to mention the great mental and physical benefits we get from those experiences as well. I think it’s fair to say that it helps us thrive, and encourages us to be and do…

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Top hiking boot brands

Top hiking boot brands

Hiking boots are one of those products that are meant to last for years. Which is normally true if they’re properly taken care of, and only worn hiking. Although, on most occasions the brand will have everything to do with how long you have them for, and how well they perform. Generally they cost more, but well worth it when they last a very long time. Top hiking boot brands are definitely worth the investment if your looking for comfort,…

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Things you need when hiking

Things you need when hiking

Meandering along a mountain trail offers you so many benefits in life. The types of benefits do vary from person to person, but heading into the park or back country for most is adventurous and exciting. Whether it’s finding that hidden waterfall you heard about, or trekking above the sub alpine to that breathtaking view, or even a couple of laps on the city park trail with a friend you haven’t seen in a while. Things you need when hiking…

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Hiking and wilderness safety

Hiking and wilderness safety

The hiking you go out and do can be so healthy, rewarding and exciting, but returning safely is essential to experiencing those benefits. Being fully prepared will make that a reality, and planning your hike start to finish is an easy step that you must do in order to return from your adventure happy and healthy. Hiking and wilderness safety go hand in hand for obvious reasons. In this article I will cover some of the do’s and don’ts of…

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How to physically prepare for hiking

How to physically prepare for hiking

Although the most important aspects of being prepared for a few hours out on the trail is having good boots and food and water in your backpack, keeping your body prepared can really improve the experience of your hike. There are plenty of functional exercises that mimic natural movement and that work the large and small muscles of the lower body. Good balance and solid core strength are also key and can be improved with some practical exercises. How to…

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Why hiking is good for your health – The physical and mental benefits of hiking

Why hiking is good for your health – The physical and mental benefits of hiking

For most people in today’s world, it is a well-known fact that a healthy lifestyle is important. It’s important for many reasons, whether it’s to look good, feel good, improve your mood, increase your mobility, or all of the above. Going to the gym and having a healthy diet are two of the most common ways of doing that in today’s busy world. But let’s face it, hitting the gym 3, 4, or even 5 times a week can get…

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About Us

About Us

Welcome to Best Boots On, your central location for purchase and reviews on footwear, hiking necessities, hiking safety tips, and how to choose the right hiking location. MY STORY After living and working in the lower mainland of British Columbia for fifteen years, where I played a lot of golf in my spare time and not so much hiking because of the proximity of such things, I decided to move back to the North Okanagan. Moving back had it’s challenges…

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