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The Biggest Problem in “Waterborne” illness Comes Down To This Word That Starts With “W”

I bet if you ask 10 people how you prevent “waterborne” illness nine would say treat, filter, and/or boil the water. Guess what, they would be right. However, what if we change the question a bit. How do we prevent backcountry gastrointestinal illness? Now, what do you think? If we look at gastrointestinal diseases contracted in […]

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Clothing Materials for Hiking and Backpacking

I’ll open with – modern-day technical clothing will not complete your trip or climb. It will not determine success. Having said that, it won’t hurt. If you look back in the history of hiking, backpacking, and mountaineering clothing choices would be considered cumbersome and maybe dangerous today. However, many successful expeditions were completed using natural […]