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How to Clean Hiking Boots

Hiking boots are built to take muddy, gritty trails in stride. But that doesn’t mean it’s a great idea to toss your mucky companions in the closet and forget about them. Clean them faithfully and you’ll enjoy many years on the trail together. If you’re too tired immediately after a hike, then clean ’em the […]

How to Choose and Use Trekking Poles

Trekking poles and hiking staffs are standard equipment for many walkers, hikers, trekkers, backpackers and snowshoers. The reasons why are simple: They enhance your stability and provide support on all types of terrain. To get the most out of trekking poles or a hiking staff, follow these steps: Single or double? You’ll start by choosing between […]