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How To : Use duct tape to help you on a hike

Duct (or Duck) tape is one of the most useful products for repairing things (and we mean anything) every invented. This video explains why and how you should bring a few feet of duct tape with you when you go for a long backcountry hike. By wrapping it around your trekking pol ...more

How To : Prepare for a hike easily

Preparing for a hike is easy with these tips. Get advice on backpacking, hiking, and the great outdoors in this video tutorial. Take action: use appropriate footwear, bring a first-aid kit, water, and food, and use walking sticks in uneven terrain. John Flaherty, the instructo ...more

How To : Plan a multi day hike

In this online backpacking video series, learn from expert hiker and backpacker Kate Carcio with Zoar Outdoor. She will teach you the multi day hiking essentials, before you hit the trail. Part 1 of 15 - How to Plan a multi day hike. Plan a multi day hike - Part 2 of 15. Click ...more

How To : Hike

Hiking is easy with these tips. Get advice on backpacking, hiking, and the great outdoors in this video tutorial. Take action: pace yourself, don't take too many long breaks, maintain good posture, keep a light spring in your step, and bring plenty of food and water. John Flah ...more

News : Complete List of SCRABBLE Commercials (VIDEO)

The SCRABBLE Brand trademark has been around since 1948, but video advertisements for the popular board game didn't appear until the start of this millennium. Although there may be a few SCRABBLE video spots out there that predate 2000, I haven't come across them. Aside from ...more

How To : Fit a hiking backpack correctly

Finding out your torso length is half the battle. Backpacker's Gear editor Kristin Hostetter explains all the strategies to you need to find a good-fitting backpack--from how to simulate a fully-loaded pack, to what to look for in hip belts and shoulder straps. Learn how to fi ...more

How To : Properly adjust a hiking backpack

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to adjust a hiking backpack. Begin by loosening all the straps on the backpack. Then load the backpack onto yourself. Have the majority weight of the backpack on the hips. Tighten the hip belt and strap it around the hips. Make adjustm ...more

How To : Set up an HF portable radio while hiking

We will be setting up a portable radio in the mountains. It will be established in a clearing with available rocks for setup. The equipment we will be using is a Yaso radio with microphone and headphone, coaxial cable, slight line and weight, 13.5 battery pack, 2o and 40 meter ...more

How To : Survive hiking in the Appalachian mountains

In this survival video series, learn how to survive hiking in the Appalachian Mountains from hiking expert David Jackel. David will teach you how to survive hiking in the Appalachian Mountains with camping tips and survival techniques such as how to pack for a camping trip in ...more

How To : Set a grommet for backpacking and hiking gear

There's better ways to get the perfect backpacking gear than just going out and buying something that closely resembles what you want, but the only way to customize your gear for your personal taste, is to do it yourself. It's also great when mending and repairing broken hikin ...more

How To : Fit a backpack for long distance hiking

In this tutorial, we learn how to fit a backpack for long distance hiking. For scouts, look for a backpack with an adjustable torso so the pack can grow with you. After this, have the sales staff help you adjust your pack correctly, and measure how long the pack is on your bac ...more

How To : Properly cross a stream in trekking or hiking

A short how to video on how to perform a safe stream crossing or ford using trekking poles when ultralight backpacking. Hiking or trail running often involves crossing or fording rivers and streams. Make sure you cross the water properly so that you don't get caught in a curre ...more

How To : Be safe when hiking in bear country

The advice from this video by the National Park Service is: 1. Make loud noises so you don't sneak up on them 2. Carry a bear spray 3. Know the difference between a black bear and a grizzly bear. So watch this video and get more details on how to be safe in bear country - whet ...more

How To : Sew a rolled hem for backpacking and hiking gear

This is a demonstration of sewing a rolled hem. A rolled hem is a stitch that is used most often when making your own gear for backpacking or hiking. Making your own gear is beneficial because you can make it totally custom, which fits your needs. This is a basic stitch, but v ...more

How To : Exercise to get in shape for mountaineering

Ali Alami with Fit Climb demonstrates how to get in shape for mountaineering. You can do these exercises in a park or at home. Your core and lower body are important in mountaineering. First, find a wet, wood bench that is four to six inches off of the ground. Do step ups to w ...more

How To : Heal a broken heart

Healing a broken heart can take time, but, if you treat it as a learning experience, you’ll discover a lot about yourself. You Will Need * Healing music * Long walks * A writing journal * A close friend or relative Step 1 Listen to soft, healing music, such as classical or ne ...more

How To : Fit a hiking backpack

You literally carry it on your back for miles upon miles (or, depending on your locale, kilometers upon kilometers). Make sure it fits right. This guide will make sure you know everything you need to know to ensure that your hiking pack fits snugly and comfortably.

How To : Adjust the length on your trekking pole for hiking

Trekking poles are the fancy, adjustable, modern version of the walking sticks of yore. If you are lucky enough to be using one on a long hike, make sure that you are using it properly! This video will teach you how to adjust your trekking pole to the proper height, ensuring t ...more

How To : Grill a chicken sandwich

This easy recipe for a grilled chicken sandwich is great for a picnic. Use ciabatta bread with a little olive oil, shitake mushrooms, garlic, chicken, and shallots. This sandwich packs well for long hikes or sack lunches. Pack some fresh greens for a refreshing side dish.

How To : Have Fun in Iceland!

Iceland Adventure Travel Are you an "adventure traveler?" That's right an adventurer traveler! Adventure tourism is becoming a popular travel niche all over the world for adventure seekers. These are people who don't necessarily want to sit on the beach with a cocktail with a ...more

How To : Avoid insect bites while hiking

Insects can be a big nuisance while you are hiking. Different parts of the country and different parts of the world have different kinds of stinging, nasty, biting insects. Preventing insect bites is easy with these tips. Get advice on backpacking, hiking, and the great outdoo ...more

How To : Pack for a hiking trip

Packing for a hiking trip is easy with these tips. Get advice on backpacking, hiking, and the great outdoors in this video tutorial. Take Action: pack heavy items at the bottom, bring extra water, and include a first-aid kit in your pack. John Flaherty, the instructor in this ...more

How To : Survive a hiking trip in the woods

Out for a leisurely hike in the woods? Well, don't leave home without a few simple supplies or you could be facing a survival situation out-of-doors. Make sure to take supplies along with you, like a compass, but make sure you know how to use it. Watch this video outdoor safet ...more

How To : Break in hiking boots

Breaking-in hiking boots can be a pain. Get tips and advice on backpacking, hiking, and the great outdoors in this video tutorial. Take action: use more time to break in bigger boots, wear boots around the house first, and avoid long hikes. John Flaherty, the instructor in thi ...more

How To : Pack for mountain hiking

Is it time for your planned hiking adventure? Hiking is great, but mountain hiking, through the brush and rocks, is even better. Going for a hike in the mountains can be exhilarating, but it also has its dangers. Make sure you pack for the occasion. You Will Need * A hiking ...more

How To : Choose hiking gear

Picking hiking gear is easy with these tips. Get advice on backpacking, hiking, and the great outdoors in this video tutorial. Take action: purchase a quality backpack with a good hip belt, bring some sort of shelter, bring plenty of food and water, and pack clothing for appro ...more

How To : Get the cheapest airline deals for the holidays

Going home for the holidays? Flights during this time of year can get pretty pricey because air carriers know that a lot of customers will need to fly. There are ways around the fare hikes though. In this tutorial, Rick Seaney, CEO Farecompare.com, an airfare shopping site, an ...more

How To : Pack a backpack for a standard hiking trip

In this video David Atkinson guides us through how to pack a backpack for a camping trip. The first step would be to include the bed and breakfast gear (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad clothes and water)and then we need stone fuel for cooking and cook kit, food, headlamp, toi ...more

How To : Pack a backpack for wilderness hiking

This video gives you tips on how to pack your backpack for wilderness hiking. A standard backpack will do just fine. As for the gear, there are a few essential items that you must pack, such as a sleeping bag and a ziploc bag to keep your clothes dry and bowls and spoons. You ...more

How To : Take care of leather hiking boots

Wade Bourne of MyOutdoorTV.com shows you how important it is to take care of leather hiking boots. Leather boots are expensive, and they should be treated like an investment. This means giving them proper care to extend their life and receive the greatest use and value for yo ...more

How To : Fit boots for hiking

Learn how to buy a pair of hiking boots, and what you can do to prevent blisters, sore arches, even chronic foot problems in 6 easy steps. Backpacker magazine editors Jason Stevenson and Jackie Ney show you how. Learn more from Backpacker's Gear School in the March 2007 Gear G ...more

How To : Make gorp for hiking

Whether it stands for “good old raisins and peanuts” or “granola, oats, raisins, and peanuts,” gorp is a great food for the outdoors. Learn how to make gorp for your next camping trip. You will need: a bowl nuts or seeds, like peanuts, almonds or sunflower seeds granola or cer ...more

How To : Save Locations in Google Maps for Offline Use

Before heading out on a hike, or any excursion for that matter, it would be wise to take a map with you just in case you get lost while on your quest. But let's be realistic, few people are going to use a physical map—or even know how to obtain or read one—in this digital age ...more

How To : Complete an orienteering course as a Boy Scout

As a Boy Scout, when the First Class rank is attained, a scout has learned all the basic camping and outdoors skills of a scout. He can fend for himself in the wild, lead others on a hike or campout, set up a camp site, plan and properly prepare meals, and provide first aid fo ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (06/06 - 06/12)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more

How To : Orient a map and use a compass as a Boy Scout

Second Class Boy Scouts work on building their outdoor survival and camping skills. Compass work, nature observation, camp tools, and swimming are areas where new skills are mastered and demonstrated. A second class scout, having completed all the requirements, should be able ...more

How To : Apply bandages to sprained ankles as a Boy Scout

As a Boy Scout, when the First Class rank is attained, a scout has learned all the basic camping and outdoors skills of a scout. He can fend for himself in the wild, lead others on a hike or campout, set up a camp site, plan and properly prepare meals, and provide first aid fo ...more

How To : Find directions without a compass as a Boy Scout

As a Boy Scout, when the First Class rank is attained, a scout has learned all the basic camping and outdoors skills of a scout. He can fend for himself in the wild, lead others on a hike or campout, set up a camp site, plan and properly prepare meals, and provide first aid fo ...more

How To : Light a Fire with Your Pee!

This isn't looking good at all. What was supposed to be an easy day hike is quickly turning into a life-threatening situation. Your highest priority is to get a fire going before nightfall. But you can't use your water bottle because all of your clean water is gone. This is a ...more

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