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Wilderness Trip Leading Workshop In White Mountains
What a great weekend we had hiking the Cone and Welsh –Dickey mountains; and learning all aspects of trip leading from trip selection, to packing, to route finding on blazeless and trailless terrain in bad weather, emergency prevention and responding rapidly to a crisis.Read More >>
Restoring Water-Repellency To Your Waterproof/Breathable Outwear
To maximize water-resistance and breathability, most waterproof/breathable outerwear layers come with DWR (durable water repellent) treatments on their outer surfaces. These DWR finishes cause water to bead up and roll off the garment, which keeps the fabric surface clear so that sweat and body heat can pass through from the inside. DWR treatments also keep fabric surfaces drier, which keeps outerwear layers lighter and warmer (less evaporative heat loss).
Action Guides to Acadia, Great Smoky Mountains and Yosemite National Parks
Acadia, Great Smoky Mountains and Yosemite National Parks still have room for adventure --- you just have to know where to find it. You have just a week to spend in one of the great U.S. parks—don’t spend it in line. Follow our high-energy five-day itineraries to the best trails, coolest canyons, greatest views, and wildest backcountry in these popular national parks.Read More >>
New Mexico Outdoors
New Mexico Outdoors (NMO) is a gay and lesbian social club dedicated to the appreciation and enjoyment of the outdoors. Any gay or lesbian is welcome to participate in any of the NMO events. There is no application required for the club and there are no membership fees.
Selecting Gear: What's The Right Amount?
How much gear do you need for a safe and satisfying experience in the wilderness? It's a question that yields no easy, one-size-fits-all answer. Your decisions will depend on:
- Your level of outdoor experience.
- Your style of backcountry travel (Do you like low-key strolls? Or high-risk expeditions?).
- Your long-term ambitions.
- Your personal comfort level.