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Elizabeth Quinn

Gearing Up for the Great Outdoors

By May 20, 2012

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Hiking is a great way to add a little variety to your exercise routine and some simple safety precautions will ensure an enjoyable trip. In addition to being prepared physically, you will want to select the right trail, pack the right gear, and know how to take care of yourself in an emergency.

Hiking and Backpacking Safety Tips

A Seattle-based hiking organization called the Mountaineers, recommends all hikers carry the following 10 essential items.

The Ten Essentials for Hiking

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