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Best Hiking Shoes For Men

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What are the best hiking shoes for men? If you are looking for a good budget to mid-range hiking shoe, you can't go past a Merrell or a Keen.  I have, and still have both brands.  A Keen pair of boots, I have worn on longer hikes for over 7 years, and my faithful Merrell hiking shoes, that never need a 'walk-in' period.  They are my go to walking shoe.  From trapesing around Rome on a family vacation, to hiking in remote Tasmania they have never let me down. Not one blister.

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50 Best Gifts For Hikers

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The Best Gift For Hikers is a gift buying guide for you if you have hikers, backpackers and campers on your gift list this year.  There are 50 gifts to choose from and there is something to suit every budget.  From hiking essentials, to gifts for hikers who hike with a dog, to unique gifts you probably wouldn't think of, we have you covered.

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Disabled Hikers - Is Hiking Really For Everyone?

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There are many people with a disability who are discovering the health benefits of being outdoors.  As more trails are becoming 'disabled-hiker-friendly,' the opportunities for disabled hiking are growing . Here is list of US organizations that help disabled folk enjoy hiking and outdoor activities.

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How To Understand Track Grading Signs in Australia

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If you are visiting Australia and plan to do some hiking it is best to do some research first.  First stop is the grading system that is used for Track Grading in Australia. The signage in the National Parks and Reserves is generally based on the Australian Walking Track Grading System.  In this blog there is a reference table for track grades and links to all States and Territories' parks websites.

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How You Recover After A Hike

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How you recover after a hike depends on a number of things, the most important being, the preparation you do before your hike.  If you plan and exercise before your hike, the time spent nursing injuries after your hike will be less.  There are also 5 main things to do to aid your recovery after the hike. Check them out.

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