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  • It's not often that we have a long weekend open. Due to the cancellation of my 30-year class reunion that weekend, we made a last-minute decision to turn lemons to lemonade, fill our backpacks, and head out on our first Appalachian Trail section hike! It was an amazing 42-mile weekend!

    Section Backpacking Through Maryland on the Appalachian Trail

    Section Backpacking Through Maryland on the Appalachian Trail

    by Debra Roberts16

  • Signal Hill National Historic Site, in St. John's, has several excellent hiking trails. Rated from easy to difficult, they all offer panoramic views and breathtaking scenery.

    The Hiking Trails of Signal Hill

    The Hiking Trails of Signal Hill

    by Stephen Barnes4

  • How to use and read a compass; a valuable outdoor skill for fun and survival. An introduction to the device and its basic use.

    Using a Compass Without a Map

    Using a Compass Without a Map

    by Liz Elias19

  • Today‚Äôs rifle market offers the prepared person near infinite choices. There is one type, however, which they should give serious consideration. Military surplus. Violence and lawlessness almost always accompany tumultuous events, be prepared to defend your family in times of crisis.

    Five Military Surplus Rifles for "Grid Down" Survival

    Five Military Surplus Rifles for "Grid Down" Survival

    by LJ Bonham1

  • We'd been eyeing the Solo Stove for months and finally decided to use a couple of REI gift cards to cover some of the $300 price. This is what we think after several enjoyable campfire sessions with our own Solo.

    Solo Bonfire Stove Review: Is It Worth the Price?

    Solo Bonfire Stove Review: Is It Worth the Price?

    by Deb Kingsbury1

  • A trip report from our hike up Seymour Mountain, one of the forty-six high peaks of the Adirondacks in New York. It ranks thirty-fourth on the list with a height of 4,120 feet.

    Adirondack Hike: Seymour Mountain

    Adirondack Hike: Seymour Mountain

    by JOC0

  • A trip report from my May 31, 2019 hike to the summit of Hunter Mountain in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. Hunter is the second highest peak in the Catskills with an elevation of 4,040 feet.

    Catskill Hike: Hunter Mountain

    Catskill Hike: Hunter Mountain

    by JOC0

  • Learn how to make your own backpacking meals at home to save money but still get nutritious foods on the trail that are super-light to carry. In this guide we use both a dehydrator and purchased freeze-dried foods to create some great meals.

    Backpacking Meals DIY:  Making Cheap and Easy Meals at Home

    Backpacking Meals DIY: Making Cheap and Easy Meals at Home

    by Katy Medium0

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