- Leave No Trace Outdoor Skills
teaches minimum impact practices to help protect the outdoors
We all have to do our part to protect the outdoors from overuse and abuse. Anyone who goes outdoors should be familiar with and practice Leave No Trace skills.
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- Backpacking and Hiking Trailhead
good backpacking information
The Trailhead showcases the most informative backpacking & hiking sites in the outdoor community that promote low impact traveling & camping skills
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- Backcountry Attitude - Outdoor Recreation Resources for Hikers
The Outdoor Recreation Resources Directory has recreation, backpacking & low impact resources organized by topics.
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- Hiking Blogs
- backpacking.net Backpacking Forum
Backpacking message board with fifteen backpacking forums - ultralight outdoor gear, making outdoor gear, gear for sale, backpacking food, hiking partners, hiking with kids and more.
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- Bear Bagging
Describes some of the ways to hang bear bags to protect your food while backpacking. Includes detailed diagrams & photos.
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- Biodegradable Soap Can Pollute Water Sources
All soaps, unfortunately even biodegradable ones, can contaminate fresh water sources. Using a biodegradable soap doesn't reduce its environmental impact it just means that it will biodegrade in time.
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BACKPACKING LIGHT: home to ultralight and lightweight backpacking and hiking info. Gear reviews, technique articles, and backpacking gear for the ultralight hiking and backpacking enthusiast.
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- Choosing the Perfect Campsite
Find the perfect campsite with these tips
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Share backpacking trips
EveryTrail is a fun and easy way to share and plan travel experiences based on GPS data. You can upload your GPS data, photos and stories to create your personal travel mash up. Your GPS tracks and photos are overlaid on online maps and you can display them in Google Earth and create your own interactive travel widget. Photos are geo tagged automatically.
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- Google Maps
- International Dark-Sky Association
Educates about the detrimental impact of artificial light at night.
- Lightweight Backpacking 101
An Introductory Manual for Lightening Your Load Today (1st Edition - August 2001)
Lightweight Backpacking 101: An Introductory Manual for Lightening Your Load Today (1st Edition - August 2001)
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- Low Impact Color Choices for Gear
The right gear and clothing choices can help you blend into your outdoor environment and can also help repel biting insects
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Use MapQuest for driving directions and maps. See local traffic and road conditions, find nearby businesses and restaurants, plus explore street maps and satellite photos.
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- Navigate Switchbacks to Prevent Trail Damage
Definition of a switchback, plus how and why to properly navigate trails with switchbacks. Illustrations included.
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- Navigation With Map & Compass
Learn to navigate with map and compass: How To Use A Compass, Reading Topographic Maps, Adjusting For Magnetic Declination, Measuring Distance With Paces, Navigation Without A Compass, Orienteering
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- Nutritional Considerations for Cold Weather Hiking
Nutritional Considerations for Cold Weather Hiking
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- Practical Backpacking
Practical Backpacking Forums is the place to discuss all things related to successful backpacking and hiking.
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- Ryan Jordan's Blog
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