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03 Mar 2024

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The 10 Essentials for Hiking 

If you just want the list, skip the guilt trip that follows this sentence. I already know what you’re thinking: “Hey, I’m just taking a stroll through the local park. I’m not taking no essentials. What could happen?” How about this: You’re “strolling” and get…

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The Additional Essentials 

by Glenn Nelson Everybody, including us, offers a list of the 10 Essentials. No one calls them the Only-10 Essentials. That’s because there are additional, Glad-I-Brought (or Wish-I-Had) Essentials. Study. Bandana (or Wipe Cloth): Because we sweat. We spill. It rains on our glasses. And…

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What’s in My Pack 

by Glenn Nelson I’m a journalist and a gearhead, so all my equipment is heavily researched and curated. Keep in mind that I’m on the trails for the soul-slaking experience, but also to photograph and otherwise record the experience. This is the gear that comes…