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Perfect Hack for Camping

Posted by Creative Ideas on Friday, March 18, 2016

When considering the risk profile of a high-adventure Scout outing, it is useful to look at the kinds of accidents that…

Posted by 50miler.com Backpacking Resources on Thursday, February 25, 2016

When your feet get cold on a winter outing, you are only a small step away from a miserable experience. Bringing extra…

Posted by 50miler.com Backpacking Resources on Thursday, February 11, 2016

The "Lemon System." A pretty good way to think about the risks associated with a high-adventure outing. When there are…

Posted by 50miler.com Backpacking Resources on Monday, February 1, 2016

This is what high-adventure looks like! But only if you are not afraid of heights! Or slipping on the ice!!

Posted by 50miler.com Backpacking Resources on Sunday, January 17, 2016

Waterproof socks? Something new for parents to buy. Might be useful in the winter on a snow camping expedition. But I…

Posted by 50miler.com Backpacking Resources on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Trekking poles are commonly used by Scout Leaders, and increasingly by Scouts themselves. Once you start using them,…

Posted by 50miler.com Backpacking Resources on Thursday, December 31, 2015

An exciting hike for a Scoutmaster in New Jersey. Glad his Scouts could help him out. Still, it begs the question, "…

Posted by 50miler.com Backpacking Resources on Saturday, December 26, 2015

As the back country gets more crowded, the Rangers are adding more and more "rules" to protect the parks and the…

Posted by 50miler.com Backpacking Resources on Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Some of these hikes look incredible and only an adrenaline junkie would even attempt a few of them. Probably not for…

Posted by 50miler.com Backpacking Resources on Monday, November 9, 2015

This does seem like a hard hike. I have backpacked in and around Death Valley, but not this route. Probably not going…

Posted by 50miler.com Backpacking Resources on Friday, November 20, 2015

Winter camping season is almost upon us and this article provides some good information on how to make it fun for Scouts…

Posted by 50miler.com Backpacking Resources on Monday, November 16, 2015

Planning for lunches is often an issue on a long backpacking trip. Most of the suggestions in this article are good,…

Posted by 50miler.com Backpacking Resources on Monday, October 19, 2015

How much water should you carry on a hike? It depends on the situation. (Plan ahead and prepare!) However, many…

Posted by 50miler.com Backpacking Resources on Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Unforeseen tragedies can occur, even when Scout Leaders do everything right. This is the sad story of a Scout who died at Philmont…

Posted by 50miler.com Backpacking Resources on Sunday, July 5, 2015

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