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How to Prepare for a Trekking Trip

If you’re considering challenging yourself with a trek but don’t feel as if you’re prepared for it yet, don’t fret! The idea of trekking for

Trekking vs Hiking – What’s the difference?

While many people may use “trekking” and “hiking” interchangeably in everyday conversation, these terms actually refer to two different activities. While they certainly have similar

How to Plan for a Day-Hike

Whether you’re looking to spend time with friends, get away from the busyness of the 9 to 5, or simply enjoy nature, going for a

Why is my bicycle so uncomfortable?

Whether a newbie or a long-time rider, you may be experiencing discomfort while riding your bike. Keep in mind that if you’re new to cycling

What gear do you need for a trekking trip?

Whether you are going on your first trekking trip or brushing up on your packing list, you might be wondering, “What gear do you need for a trekking trip?” In this article, we will break down all of the trekking trip essentials you should pack and why they are necessary. Comfortable Backpack Having a comfortable backpack is crucial for carrying all of your other essentials. Make sure your backpack has enough space to carry everything you will need for a trekking trip. It should also be adjusted to fit you well.  Trekking Poles Trekking poles can strengthen your stride and relieve you while walking. The poles help reduce strain and pressure on your knees, especially when you are going up or down hills. This is because they reduce the body weight that is being supported by your legs.  High-Efficiency Foods Eating well is critical to having the energy you need for your trekking trip. Pack food for small, frequent meals that are packed with energy and protein. Prepacked meals are a great option. Be sure to think through any gear you will need to open or prepare any food you bring on your trekking trip.  Extra Water Hydrating is non-negotiable when you’re on a trekking trip. Ensure you pack any gear that you will need to hydrate well, such as extra water bottles or water filters. Pack more water than you think you will need for drinking and hygiene.  Radio Communication Device Cell phone batteries don’t last long enough to …

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