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How to Fix Heel Slippage in Boots for Secure Hiking?

Have you ever tried walking while your heel slips in your boots? Yeah, it was those awkward moments that you need to speed up each stride but cannot. Do you remember that uphill hiking? That was the worst!

How to fix heel slippage in boots so that you can go outdoors without being left behind? Fixing it means walking in safety and comfort. Do you need help?

Let me show you how!

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Toaks VS Snow Peak: Which of the Two is the Best?

Do you know what matters most to me when backpacking? It is the company and the food that we share together. The friendship grows in every trail along with the laughter and the experience that brings us closer to one another. 

What tops it all, the meal and the cooking time builds memories. That is the reason why bringing the best-trusted cookware is critical. When I say food, there is all the time a Toak or Snow Peak behind it. A backpacker should know!

Which of the two is yours?

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How far can a dog run into the woods? Chance of Survival!

How long can you wait for your dog to come home? They say that it’s an animal instinct to survive in the wild. Intuition comes to the rescue when there is an abrupt change of environment. I feared it’s not true when I was desperately calling for help.

I love camping with my dog Kal. However, when he ran deep into the woods and did not come back, I felt a sense of alarm. How far can a dog run into the woods?

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The Top 6 of The Best Dog Harness for Hiking are Now Here!

Have I mentioned before that I love dogs? I have a cute Shi Tzu named Akira and a naughty Husky named Kal. While my little princess loves to stay at home, my big buddy sticks with me outdoors.

When I go backpacking with my dog Kal, I make sure to use the best dog harness for hiking. A dog’s behavior is unpredictable during walks in the wild. Using a harness is safe and gives me more control over him. 

Does your loveable mutt need one?

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2018 Best Hiking Boots for Wide Feet: When Comfort is the Right Fit!

Searching for the right fit for this wide foot of mine could be a drag sometimes. I admit that now and again, I dream for slimmer, cuter feet. For a lady like me, it means special sizes of footwear, rare designs to find and minimal stocks; mind you, if there is, seldom will it last for long!

You may wonder what I use every time I go for a long hike. Searching for the best hiking boots was not easy for me. For a young backpacker like me, I need a durable, comfortable and of course, stylish boots that I can trust for my sprees.
After careful exploration, let me show you my best picks for men, women and even for kids!

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Keen vs. Merrell: What I Need to Know to Make the Right Choice?

My primary objective is to go hiking ultra-light. I know that it would cost me extra bucks to buy suitable footwear that would last longer. It does not matter much. Ease and reliable quality are much more of an essence to me.

I’ve eyed two well-known brands, the Keen and Merrel. I did careful research to make it easier to decide. I have learned facts on what I need to know that helped me choose the right shoes.

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BushBuddy vs. Solo Stove: Do You Know Which one is the Best?

Do you have one of these handy wood stoves? Since I’m addicted to backpacking, I’m always on the lookout for gears, tools, and cookware that are worth keeping to keep my pack light.

When I’ve heard about this handy stove that doesn’t need fuel, I just can’t wait to have one. I planned to own a portable stove for my camping needs. Being able to cook and make a hot chocolate drink is on my bucket list.

Most of my friends have bought theirs already. In fact, they’ve recommended purchase either Solo or Bushbuddy as a reliable product. Torn between these favorite brands, I need to ask more so I can decide which one would be mine.

You’ll be surprised how reviews of hikers and campers made me realize what to pick. 

Bushbuddy vs. Solo; which one is the best?

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Poncho vs. Rain Jacket: Which One is More Useful in the Rain?

Are you up for a rainy getaway? It may be weird, but I like hiking in the rain. I love the sound of the raindrops, and the smell all around that comes with it.

Each time I hit the trails, I sneak a pack of rain gears just in case it showers. It serves as little protection when pour gets hard in each stride. But do you know what takes me so long to pack?

It’s the time on deciding whether I’ll bring my poncho or my rain jacket. Sometimes I like the poncho. On other trips, it’s the jacket. Poncho vs. Rain Jacket; which one do you think is more useful?

How about you? Which do you prefer?

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