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Hiking Skirts

I've been fascinated by this idea for women hikers ever since I saw a woman hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in a skirt. Her heavily muscled, rather dusty legs screamed "competent hiker!!! " And I began to wonder whether hiking in a skirt was a good idea. Here's what I've dug up on the subject of hiking skirts. I hope you'll share your experiences if you definitely DO or DO NOT like to hike in a skirt. Let's start with reasons why a woman would want to have bare legs on a trail. This forum kicks around the question from multiple angles: freedom of movement, ease of answering Nature's call, ventilation ... have a look for yourself. If you're curious about the features to be looking for, take a look at this review. And here's where I'd go to do some comparison shopping in my quest for the perfect one. If you're not sure which length would be best for your type of hiking, take a peek at an idea for a convertible type of skirt: long, medium, short as your needs dictate!

Female Hiker Hygiene. Female hiker hygiene - I get a lot of questions about this topic.

Female Hiker Hygiene

So I'd like to share a few tips with you, in case you're planning to hit the trail but want to stay clean and comfortable regardless of what day of the month it is, or how hard you sweat. Remember: Priority One: Feeling great! OK, let's run through a few scenarios which bring up questions around female hiker hygiene, shall we? Hiking clothing. So what's a hiker to do when faced with the bewildering array of hiking clothing?

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You can buy color coordinated brand name hiking apparel, or you can troll the bargain bins of online outlets. Either way, there are clothing items with special features which you need to pay attention to if you want your trail time to be comfortable. Full disclosure: I am NOT a fashionista. I use the minimalist approach to clothing: shop for bargains, wear the stuff until it falls apart or can no longer be rescued with duct tape, ignore brand names, and call it a happy accident if color coordination occurs. In other words, I'm more concerned with functionality, which I want to share with you here - from the ground up. 34 Essential Items For Your Bug Out Bag. Imagine the following scenario.

34 Essential Items For Your Bug Out Bag

You are awakened in the middle of the night by the jolt of a powerful earthquake. Your house is leveled, but thankfully you and your family are uninjured. However, the roads are impassable, your utilities have been cut off, and many of your neighbors were injured or killed in the earthquake. Bug Out Bag for Women Part 1. Pocket Sized Survival Kits for Preppers on the Go. The pocket survival kit is a great everyday item for preppers.

Pocket Sized Survival Kits for Preppers on the Go

Light and compact, it is the ideal temporary substitute for your bug out bag or stow bag. If you find your bug out bag difficult or impractical to carry around, these smaller kits will do the trick and keep you prepared on a day to day basis. Pocket Sized Survival Kits for Preppers on the Go Obviously, the pocket sized kit cannot replace the contents of your bag. The contents of the mini kit should be limited to the most important items in case of emergency or when SHTF and you stashed your bug out bag somewhere else. We have put together some ideas from YouTube as to what essentials you have to put in your own pocket survival kit. 1. Be prepared while on the go with this Altoids survival kit.

Outside: Bicycle tire inner tube Duct tape Inside: Aluminum foil Sandwich bag Alcohol prep pads Medications (Imodium, Benadryl, Ibuprofen) Flashlight Whistle Hot spark with jute twine 20-gauge wire 2. CONTAINER: BCB Bushcraft Mini Mess Tin 3. Ultra-lightweight hiking and backpacking: May 2011. We woke to passing showers.

Ultra-lightweight hiking and backpacking: May 2011

We were down at the harbour by 9am to secure our tickets for the ferry crossing to Inverie. It was mainly Challengers on board but also a few cyclists with their bikes. The ferry is also used for transporting supplies to the few residents and, presumably, the pub. It was a smooth crossing, lasting 45 minutes. We called in at the Old Forge for a pint, if only to be able to say that we've been in the most remote pub on the British mainland.  There was only one track east out of Inverie and we took it. After rising a bit, we followed a track along the foot of Sgurr Coire Choinnichean, taking a track off to the right a little way past a monument up to our right.

It was then a long zigzag descent down to Carnoch, a large ruin, possibly an old farmstead. Once over the bridge, we had to make our way across a wet and boggy delta until we reached Sourlies Bothy at the edge of Loch Nevis. Credit Card Sized 11-in-1 Multi-Function Survival Tool. Hiking and Backpacking - Hiking and Who gives a Toot? Whistle Tests Are In... During PWYP VII, Care and I decided that we were going to finally take some time to test my collection of PSK sized whistles to see how they performed.

Who gives a Toot? Whistle Tests Are In...

After a fruitless search to borrow a decibel (db) meter, I finally broke down and bought one for the tests. I settled on a Radio Shack db meter and packed it with the whistles for the trip to North Carolina. The tests were conducted on Chestnut Mountain, NC – out in the woods with all of the ambient noises you’d experience in the field, not in some sound chamber. The decibel meter was set up 4’ from the whistle. Each whistle was blown three times, with each reading recorded by Care. While the tests seem to indicate a clear winner, that’s not my first hand observation.