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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Hiking & Backpacking Site! These are the top ten articles that your Hiking & Backpacking Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Let Someone Know Where You Are
Learn from my example, no matter how easy or complex your hike, be sure to let someone know where you are and have a plan if you don't check in with them.
2. First Aid Kit Essentials
Every hiker should carry a small, lightweight, first aid kit. You can buy one or make your own following this suggested list.
3. 6 Ways of the Camino de Santiago
We tend to choose a Way of Saint James because of the time we have, the landscape, or the difficulty of the journey. Here are brief descriptions of six popular Ways of Saint James or Caminos to Santiago.
4. New Hiking Boot Tips
On the hunt for new hiking boots? Here are 6 tips, plus a little advice, on picking your next pair.
5. Day Trip Checklist
Know the basics to carry in your backpack for a day hike.
6. Ranger Confidential Book Review
A review of Andrea Lankford's book Ranger Confidential: living, working, and dying in the national parks.
7. 8 Tips for Choosing a Backpack
Tips for choosing your next backpack.
8. Benefits of Hiking Poles
Hiking poles are not as popular in America as they are in other places around the world. I’d like to encourage you to give them a try. They offer lots of benefits to walkers, hikers, and trekkers.
9. 11 Ways to Prepare to Walk the Camino de Santiago
Here are 11 tips to help you prepare for an extensive hike.
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