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The Easy Way On How To Dispose Of Butane Canisters

Butane is essential because it gives fire to almost all remote places and to places where they don't allow open flames and fires. In my case as a regular backpacker, I use this equipment when I want to cook my food in the outdoors while using my outdoor cookware and cooking system.

Since butane is kept under pressure, its disposal may be hazardous to people and the environment especially if you are not aware of the right way on how to minimize the danger that this flammable substance can cause.

As you read this writing piece, you will learn the right way on how to dispose of butane canisters so you can avoid the hazardous effects of not disposing of this cooking equipment properly.

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Which Exercise Helps Prepare for UPHILL Hiking? Knowing What is the Best

UPHILL hiking is indeed diverse comparing to countryside trails. Although the views are always spectacular, the physical challenge often threatens my confidence to get going.

At first, I did not know that I need to prepare. My legs were shaking, I’ve had short breaths and felt I was about to puke. If my supportive fellow backpackers weren’t there to encourage me, I could have quit halfway.

For stronger legs and hiking stamina, we need to prepare ourselves before hitting the uphill trail. Now, my mind is already set to go. What’s left to do is to condition myself physically to survive.

But, which exercise helps prepare for UPHILL hiking?

Exercise programs should be suitable to the nature of hiking you like to try. So, it is significant to know where your hiking trails are first.

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6 Best Glues for Shoes: What is the Right Fix for Your Shoe?

I have been wearing this shoes for years now. It’s my favorite. I have fixed it for several times, but you wouldn’t guess it’s so old.

I am on the practical side when it comes to my stuff. I promised myself once to be discreet about my spending. Now, it mostly comes as a habit.

Thus, when my pair of boots needs a bit of fixing, I apply the best glue for shoes and make it look brand new again.

Fixing gives me a feeling of satisfaction. It’s a great way of making use of my shoes to the max. My secret is to use the right product for the proper footwear and make the fix last longer.

Fixing our shoes is a way of saving money and time. So, when you need a little repair, I’ve got a list of glues for you to consider. I will guide you on what to use for what purpose.

Let’s start fixing!

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How to sleep in a Hammock When you are in the Wild?

The first time I slept in a hammock, I had my neck and back pains the following morning. But my interest in using one boosted my determination to keep on trying.

It took a few practice and a few tips from experts before I finally learned how to sleep in a hammock.

As one of a backpacking team, a hammock is a necessity. Each camping gives me something new to learn. Pitching my hammock is technically easy. Several factors like weather, environment, and safety are the factors that significantly influence on how to do it.

Interesting, isn’t it?

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Hammock Camping with Dog: How to Make Sleeping Secure?

Of course, backpacking is an overwhelming adventure!

Tag your dog along, and it will be more amazing! My dog Kal stays with me all the time. Yes, it is possible to have a fun experience with your dog, even during hammock camping.

The first time I hit the trails with my dog, I worried a lot. I wasn’t able to sleep a wink for fear my dog may run and never come back. Not only me, but a lot of backpackers who wish to bring their dog are hesitant too.

I’ve had helpful tips from my fellow backpackers. After several trips, I learned how to sleep safe and sound at night. Hammock camping with my dog is always a blast!

Don’t get too excited, dog lovers. I will go through several ways on how to sleep secure during hammock camping with my dog. Before that, it’s my turn to share with you some important factors you need to consider before going outdoors with your pooch.

If you pay attention to these, your hammock camping will be a breeze.

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PCT vs. AT – How PCT Differs from AT the 7 Major Differences

PCT vs. AT, which is the trail suitable for you? As a hiker, you need to know the difference between the two paths. The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) and the Appalachian Trail (AT) are two great trails in the United States. The location of the two trails are on the far part of the country, the PCT is on the west coast, and the AT is to the east.

I have tried hiking on the Pacific Crest, and I feel my skills in hiking has improved a lot after that. Hiking on these trails can also boost your confidence and health. It is essential that you do your research before deciding which path to go. I have written this post to give you some ideas on how the two trails differ. And to determine which is the right trail for you – PCT vs. AT.

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The Best Gluten-Free Backpacking Food That You Should Not Miss To Include

I always enjoy outdoor adventures since I was a kid, especially when eating my favorite delicious gluten-free backpacking food. Since spending a lot of time on the trail always makes me feel hungry, I always get ready to experience an another exciting trip together with any of my gluten-free foods.

As a person with gluten intolerance who is enthusiastic with various outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, and backpacking, eating foods that are gluten-free has always been a necessity for me as it always assures a more comfortable and stress-free adventure.

If you are someone who loves to explore the wild and indulge yourself in the same pastime, yet share the same condition like me, I suggest that you continue reading this writing piece. Furthermore, if you are suffering from celiac disease, I am also writing this article for you.

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How To Weatherproof A Tent Using The Easy Steps

If you are an outdoor enthusiast, I know you are aware that getting some sleep is very vital for your adventure. In other words, getting tired and needing to rest are some of the things that you may experience.

Once you do not sleep or ease up yourself in a tent, you may not enjoy your future activities as you might have no energy anymore.

Even though tents are invaluable especially during sudden weather changes, there are instances your reliable tent is leaking while you are taking a rest. Admit it or not, this inevitable matter can be an unpleasant situation especially if you do not know what to do.

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The Useful Tips On How To Stay Warm In A Tent

Many people find venturing in the wild one of the most effective ways to relax and experience calmness and utmost peace of mind. As a person who loves this outdoor activity too, I can say that the said statement is a fact whether you are doing it during the winter season or cold windy night.

While snow and condensation in tent happen even to most experienced campers, hikers, and backpackers, there are a lot of things that you can do to avoid these inconvenient instances

In this article, I have listed several ways on how to stay warm in a tent and enjoy your next outdoor adventure even when there is rain, cold air or freezing temperature.

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The Quick And Effective Procedure On How To Fix A Tent Zipper

The zippers of your tent are as important as your tent itself. Fortunately, there are several tents that have durable zippers and that are available in the market. For instance, the best solo tent I have makes use of extra large #8 zippers. 

Unfortunately, some have zippers that are, by nature, very delicate and which quickly breaks because of rust, corrosion, or wrong movement.

If this thing happens, do not panic because there are several ways on how to fix a tent zipper which I will explain and discuss further. As you read and come across each step, you will find out that these methods are very effective yet simple and easy-to-do.

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