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How to Do Everything – Hiking

From navigation to staying dry to predicting the weather, our primer will have you dialed.
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Hiking | Packing & Planning | Camping | Gear | First Aid & Health | Cooking


Navigate Off-Trail | Stay Dry in a Downpour | Descend Safely | Beat Fatigue on Steep Climbs | Read a Rattlesnake’s Body Language | Predict Weather With an Altimeter | Identify a Mountain Lion Track | 5 Ways to Navigate Without a Compass | 4 Ways to Prevent Blisters | Lace Your Boots for Maximum Comfort | Take a Perfect Summit Photo | Two-Second Tips

STAY DRY IN A DOWNPOUR

  • Pop an umbrella and open every vent and pit zip.
  • Make sure the cuffs of your baselayer aren’t exposed, or they’ll wick moisture up your sleeves.
  • Keep your jacket hem cinched snugly and shield your face by pulling your hood over a billed cap.
  • In wet brush, wear rain pants over gaiters.
  • Don’t get wet from the inside out. If you’re overheating, minimize sweat by shedding layers or slowing your pace.

 

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