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Best way to care and store your hydration bladder

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When you hike you drink from a hydration bladder coz you are badass like that. Great. How do you store your bladder? Is it a health hazard you are oblivious to. 

 

The best way is to wash it, rinse it thoroughly, dry it completely and freeze it.

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Ways to wear a buff

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A buff is one of the most versatile pieces of headwear for the outdoors. It is basically a tubular bandana and is usually made from a stretchy, synthetic material like spandex or lycra. Buffs are useful because they serve many functions but are still light weight and packable. They can block UV rays, stop wind burn, provide warmth, and wick away sweat.  We could list all the ways you can use this inexpensive piece of gear but we better show you.    Don't take our word for it. We borrowed Henry's video to demonstrate the many ways it can be...

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Guide to backpacks

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“What backpack do I need?" is one of the most commonly asked question for new hikers.

Consider the following features:

  • Size 
  • Back support system
  • Hydration System 
  • Hip Belt
  • Sternum Belt 
  • Shoulder Straps
  • Side Compression Straps 
  • Trekking Pole Attachment points
  • Elasticized Side Pockets 
  • Lid Pockets
  • Rain Cover
  • Separate Internal Compartments 

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The 10 essential gear for a day hike

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1. Appropriate footwear
2. Rain protection
3. Sun protection
4. Sturdy backpack
5. Food and snacks
6. Hydration
7. Appropriate Clothing
8. Lighting
9. Knife or multi-purpose tool
10. Camera

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