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Hiking Trails, Mountain Bike Trails & Trail Maps. The Definitive Guide to Parkour For Beginners. This is a guest post from NF community member Dakao, who trains in all kinds of awesomely nerdy things like weapon making, martial arts, and parkour.

The Definitive Guide to Parkour For Beginners

I’m fascinated with the concept of parkour but haven’t tried it yet, so I asked Dakao to put together a guide for people who want to get started but don’t know how. Take it away Dakao! It’s inevitable that someone would connect the dots between Nerd Fitness and parkour. After all, parkour’s approach closely follows the precepts of the Nerd Fitness Rebellion: If you have NO idea what parkour is, watch this quick 4-minute video and get inspired: Parkour Australian Team Video What Is Parkour? Parkour is natural, effective movement. In French, we use the term passement for overcoming any obstacle. What is the least effort and stuff you need in order to live the most meaningful and happy life you can make for yourself? What Is It Not? Flips, tricks, aerial acrobatics, etc. Success is a must, and looking cool comes from success.

On To the Good Stuff. 10 of the Best Places to Hike in the United States. The United States is a huge country with tons of variety, so there’s no shortage of awesome places to lace up the boots, get that blood pumping, and take in some amazing views.

10 of the Best Places to Hike in the United States

Want to add US hikes to your trip itinerary? If you’ve been stuck indoors much of the winter and spring, here are ten great places around the country to get out and hike. Zion National Park – Utah With a wide variety of options and a multitude of landscapes, Zion National Park in Utah is a hiker’s and climber’s paradise. The park is very well organized, there’s a shuttle system that passes many of the trailheads, and there’s plenty of backpacking options for those looking for a more serious overnight adventure. Popular hikes in Zion There are a lot of challenging trails in Zion, and it’s imperative to be aware of weather and time of year, particularly when it comes to hiking in the canyon, as flash floods can happen at any time. >> Read about the best US cities for National Parks lovers. Grand Canyon Backcountry Hiking. Rules of the Air. How to Make a Bug Out Bag.

Pack a Backpack for Camping. From Wired How-To Wiki A well-packed sack will save your back.

Pack a Backpack for Camping

Photo by The Glasshalffull via Flickr. It's happened to everyone before. You start out in the comfort of your living room, with a cavernous empty backpack and all your gear spread out before you. Then, six miles out, you realize: Despite stuffing your pack to the brim, you've forgotten your rain shell and soaked your food in fuel. This article is part of a wiki anyone can edit. Outside In Especially with a lightweight backpack, you should put your sleeping pad in first. Sleeping bag next Pack in the reverse order of stuff you'll need. Distribute your supplies Tent: Heaviest items go in the middle and closest to your back. Cooking Gear: If you're planning on hot meals along the side of the trail, your portable stove is up next. Dry Clothes: Even if you don't intend to change your clothes, bring an extra set - especially socks (wool or poly, not cotton)! Medical: Consider the environment you're entering. Balance it out.