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Hiking Essentials

Whether you’re a beginner or you’re a full-fledged pro, there are some things you’ll always need when you’re looking to create an incredible hiking experience. Even though it may make sense to travel as light as possible, it’s still important to avoid hiking empty-handed. There are a few essentials you’ll definitely need for the journey. …

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Hiking Baby Has Arrived!

Hiking Baby

After six years of growth and success with Hiking Lady and numerous questions from loyal readers about hiking while pregnant and hiking with young families, Hiking Lady has expanded…and Hiking Baby is here! Hiking Baby is the newest member of the Hiking Lady family, and it is where you will be able to share your …

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Why Hikers and Backpackers Should Carry Two-Way Radios

A Two-Way Radio for Hiking

Do you carry a two-way radio when you hike? How about on backpacking and camping trips? If you don’t, you should! A two-way radio (also known by the fun name of “walkie-talkie”!) is not merely just a fun toy, but an important safety device. A good set can be purchased for under $100. One of …

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Hiking With Your Baby!

Baby Hiking Gear

For all of you “hiking ladies” out there, some of you are “hiking mothers”. One very special and enjoyable activity for a Mom and Baby is hiking! Exploring the outdoors with your baby is a great way to bond with your child, enjoy nature, and get some exercise. Tips for Hiking With A Baby: Don’t …

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Resoling Hiking Boots

Asolo boots with new Vibram soles

A frequent question I get as the Editor of Hiking Lady is about resoling hiking boots. Many of you have asked, wanting to know if it is even possible to get your old, favorite, broken in pair of hiking boots resoled, especially if they have Vibram soles. Until recently, I had never had a pair …

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The Best Insoles for Hikers

currexSole EdgePro Insoles

When buying your new pair of hiking boots, you may realize that most of the manufacturer’s time and effort is put into constructing the boot, sole, and lacing system. It is very rare to find boots, even the most expensive ones, with quality insoles. What does that mean for you? If you are serious about …

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2 Essentials All Hikers Need to Stay Protected from the Sun!

What are the 2 things all hikers need to stay protected from the sun’s harmful rays? Over 90% of all skin cancers are because of sun exposure, and I don’t want to be another skin cancer victim. Plus, UV rays are especially high in areas where I like to explore: snow, sand, water, and high …

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10 Things All Hikers and Campers Must Know About Campfire Safety

Smokey Bear fire safety

It’s that time of year again, fire season! That means a good reminder about fire safety is in order for all of you hikers and campers out there! 10 Campfire Safety Tips: Find out if the campground allows campfires! Know the weather conditions and forecast. If windy conditions are in the forecast, be sure use …

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How Much Water Do You Need to Drink?

CamelBak's Hydration Calculator

You need to stay hydrated while you’re hiking. Insufficient hydration can lead to dehydration, which then can lead to low blood pressure, rapid heart beat, fever, shriveled skin, and more. Needless to say, lets just focus on the positive here and work on staying properly hydrated on the trail! How Much Water to Drink? Determining …

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