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Never leave your backpack

Never leave your backpack

No matter what kind of bag you’re buying for your outdoor adventures, we recommend that you never abandon them. The most obvious reason for this advice is not being stolen, we must also take into account that the unaccompanied baggage is almost always removed for fear that the case of an explosive device planted by [...]

Never leave your backpack

Never leave your backpack

No matter what kind of bag you’re buying for your outdoor adventures, we recommend that you never abandon them. The most obvious reason for this advice is not being stolen, we must also take into account that the unaccompanied baggage is almost always removed for fear that the case of an explosive device planted by [...]

Check that we have the boots securely tied

Check that we have the boots securely tied

Check your boots well have tied both to start up, as when we started to descend (in the case of a route sections “Air”). This can avoid trauma to the ankle to a stone miserable, or we get blisters on their fingers.

Outdoor activities: take water

Outdoor activities: take water

Bring water. No matter what you’re going to take you on the way to go through a stream, lake, river or stream, these may be dry, contaminated, or need the water (either for drinking or for cleaning injury) when we are away from them. So you always have to store and carry water for cases [...]

Outdoor Activities: Bring appropriate clothing and footwear

Outdoor Activities: Bring appropriate clothing and footwear

Wear clothing and footwear appropriate to the terrain that we will pass, and the expected weather for the day. It is convenient to turn to dress in layers. This implies, therefore, be informed in advance as to the earth and the weather forecast, or else on the recommendations of the managers of the excursion.

Properly Dispose of What You Can’t Pack Out

In the backcountry, we create certain waste that usually can not be packed out. This includes human waste and waste water from cooking and washing. Dispose of human waste responsibly. Correctly disposing of human waste helps prevent pollution of water sources, the spread of illness such as Giardia, and aesthetic impacts to other visitors. Some [...]

Plan Ahead and Prepare

Plan Ahead and Prepare

Carefully designing your trip to match your expectations and outdoor skill level is the first step in being prepared. If you do not have a tent, stove or proper clothing to stay warm and comfortable in unexpected poor weather, you may be forced to build fire inappropriately over crowd shelters, or disregard fragile vegetation while [...]

Zip-together bags

Zip-together bags

We recently purchased two mummy bags (large and extra-small). We were disappointed to find that, if we choose to zip them together, the extra length of the large is at the head instead of the footbox. So there is a foot of zipper waving around my face. The manufacturer said that they are not meant [...]

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