Tag Archives: daypacks

HOW TO CHOOSE AND FIT A PACK

When choosing a pack, the first thing to consider is how much capacity you want. Carrying a pack that’s bigger than you need means you’ll be carrying extra weight. Ideally your pack should be big enough to fit all your gear inside except for the items you intentionally choose to attach to the exterior. Types of packs Look at the pack […]

7 expert tips for packing your hiking backpack

Like any cardiovascular activity, hiking can build muscle strength and endurance, lowers blood pressure, and helps maintain body weight (a 160-pound person can burn more than 400 calories per hour hiking). But who’s thinking about all that when surrounded by a beautiful forest or hiking up a majestic mountain? Whatever your reason—the cardiovascular benefits, the […]