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Timberland Chocorua Men’s Boots

Timberland Chocorua Men’s Boots

The Timberland Company has a long-standing tradition of responsibility to their employees, to communities, and the environment. Their motto is “Making things better”, which they achieve by producing positive change around the world. Some of the positives include, helping plant 9.6 million trees worldwide since 2001, using recycled material in the manufacturing of footwear, reducing the use of energy, and practicing zero waste, just to name a few. The purpose of this article will primarily be a review of the…

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Best women’s lightweight hiking boots

Best women’s lightweight hiking boots

Every hiking trip you take should be full of beautiful scenery, fresh air, and terrain that you can handle. When it comes to enjoying the outdoors be sure to never go at it alone, and be as prepared as possible, remember your safer in numbers. Carrying extra provisions is just as important as comfortable boots when your a good distance from civilization, so always be prepared. Sporting a good looking hiking boot out on the trail will only do you…

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Top Rated Men’s Hiking Boots

Top Rated Men’s Hiking Boots

Having a good pair of hiking boots is essential to your comfort and confidence when your out on a trail somewhere. Knowing that you’re wearing a stable, durable, and reliable pair of boots will always give you the determination to trek on until your goal is met. Carrying you through the thick and thin of wilderness wandering, until the peak is reached, and back again. With all the brands to choose from out there in hiking boot land, it’s not…

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Columbia Hiking Boots Review

Columbia Hiking Boots Review

The Columbia Sportswear Company is a brand that’s become widely respected by it’s consumers. Excellent quality sportswear and outerwear for an outdoor lifestyle that offers a wide range of products for practical solutions. Products for activities such as, hunting, fishing, trail running, skiing, as well as casual, travel, and training apparel and accessories. They even carry a few packs and bags, and of course high quality boots, shoes, and even sandals. The purposes of this article however will be to…

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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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