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What to Bring on a Day Hike || REI

Heading out for a day hike is a great way to explore nature, and it’s important to bring the right gear. In this video, Miranda talks through what goes in her daypack so she’s prepared for the trail ahead. Watch the video, then check out our handy, printable day hiking checklist here: -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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This is why they all hate hiking

Check out these 5 mistakes that first time thru-hikers will make when they're new to hiking. I take my friend Mark out on a 4-day hiking trip and we both make some rookie mistakes that you can avoid in this video!

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How to Train for Hiking || REI

If you're just getting into hiking or you aspire to do longer hikes to loftier places, then doing some preseason training can be a big help. The eight exercises Dr. Sam shows in this workout plan are designed to target areas that power you up the trail mile after mile: They increase strength in your core and major leg muscles, and help build endurance in those same muscle groups.

In this video, we’ll show you the following exercises:
Hip Roll—0:43
Jump Squats—1:27
Step Up—2:01
Heel Down—2:37
Bridge with Hamstring Curl—3:27
Squat Curl Overhead Press—4:10
Hip Clock—4:49
Side Plank with Leg Raise—5:35

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Hiking 10 Miles on Kinder Scout

Harvey and I decided to head up Kinder Scout for a 10 mile ramble just after Christmas. It was typical Kinder weather - misty, moody, drizzly and with no clearance - but it made the scenery atmospheric and beautiful. See the full walking route here:

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Waterproof Coat: Haglogs LIM Pullover
Beanie: RMBLR
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What Are The Best Shoes For Backpacking? | Trail Running Shoes, Hiking Boots or Sandals?

What is the BEST footwear for backpacking? Is it traditional hiking boots? Trail running shoes? Sandals?! It can all get to be a bit much, so in this video we're breaking down all things footwear to help you choose the type of shoe that's best suited to your style of hiking and backpacking.

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1:00 - Traditional high-cut boots
2:07 - Waterproof or breathable?
3:26 - Approach shoes
4:21 - Trail running shoes
7:12 - Hiking sandals
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Milford Track: Alpine Tramping (Hiking) Series | New Zealand

Over the course of four days the Milford Track takes you 53.5km right through the heart of Fiordland. The track itself is well developed due to its ‘Great Walk’ status. However, day three of your walk can be very challenging as it involves a long steep climb up and over Mackinnon Pass. This brings you into an alpine environment, so there’s a few things you need to know to stay safe on your journey. This video explores the alpine section to help you prepare for the harsher conditions, particularly in exposed areas.

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What are The Ten Essentials? || REI

The original Ten Essentials list was assembled in 1930 by the Seattle-based Mountaineers, and it consisted of ten items to help climbers and adventurers be prepared for emergency situations. In this video, Katie shows you the updated Ten Essentials—ten systems to help you prepare to head into the backcountry. Check it out, then come to your local REI to get geared up and talk to the experts.

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The Ultimate Day Hiking Checklist | GearJunkie

Going on a hike? Here's a day hiking gear checklist to help you have a kick-butt day.

To be clear...we're talking day hike! Not multi-day excursions :)

Essentials:
• Day Pack (15-25L)
• Rain/Wind Fly (and extra layers if it may get cold)
• Water
• Calories/Snacks
• Sun Protection
• Phone/GPS

Non-Essentials:
• Headlamp
• Portable Battery
• Duct Tape
• Multi-Tool

If you want to learn more about MULTI-DAY SURVIVAL essentials, read more here


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Discover Breathing Tips | Hiking

This video teaches you how to breathe better whilst out on a hike

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This video is in the chapter on setting off on a hike. Follow on to the next video to learn about walking uphill with a proper technique

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Hiking With My HUSBAND I Runyon Canyon | Tom Daley

My husband and I went hiking up Runyon Canyon when we were there last week :) This is what happened...

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It got pretty hot, but it is always suck a beautiful hike on Runyon, especially with Lance.

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Sunset Hiking up Dovestone Tor + Some Route Planning Tips

Last week, I decided to head out for a spontaneous sunset hike up to one my new local areas, Dovestone Tor. I work from home on Tuesdays, so I'm lucky to have the flexibility to be able to take a couple of hours of work in the afternoon and then make it up in the evening! In this video, I talk a little but about the way I plan my hiking routes using a paper OS Map as well as the Ordnance Survey website, and then I go hiking onto Back Tor and Dovestone Tor to watch the sunset :)

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Fleece: Patagonia Synchilla Snap T
Hiking Coat: Patagonia Micro Puff
Sunset Coat: Patagonia Fitz Roy
Backpack: Patagonia Black Hole Lite Pack 22L

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How to Hike with Your Dog

If you have a dog who needs regular exercise, hiking is a great way to both experience the wonders of nature and let your pooch stretch his or her legs. Orvis’s Kyle Metarko and his German Shorthaired Pointer, Cooper, love to trek through the woods of Vermont, and Kyle offers his expertise on such topics as what pack to use, what gear to put inside, and how to check your dog before and after each adventure.

My LIFE CHANGING Journey on the Appalachian Trail | A Thru Hike in Instagram Stories

My LIFE CHANGING Journey on the Appalachian Trail | A Thru Hike in Instagram Stories

After thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2018 and posting frequent Instagram Stories as I made my way North, I've finally decided to do something with everything I captured; make them into an Appalachian Trail Documentary of sorts. Many Appalachian Trail thru-hiking videos are edited and processed. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this, but since these stories are all I shot, I figured I would just lay it all out there; this is a raw, unedited view into the life of an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker.

I captured the highs, the lows, the friends, and the food. There is a few bear videos in there as well. Thru hiking the AT was one of the best decisions I've ever made, and I hope this glimpse into the lifestyle of a thru hiker will inspire some other folks to give it a shot.

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Hiking Bowfell, Lake District

Last weekend, Harvey and I headed to the Lakes in the van to do some walking and check out some films at Kendal Mountain Festival. We decided to go up Bowfell which was a great walk, with some wintery scenes at the summit. On Sunday, we had planned to go bouldering but the weather was rainy so we headed back to KMF for some free films and sessions in Basecamp.

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Fleece: Patagonia R2
Insulation: Patagonia Micro Puff
Bag: Patagonia Ascensionist 40L

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Hiking Through Australia's Blue & Snowy Mountains in New South Wales

The sixth largest country in the world, Australia is an incredibly diverse and beautiful land, famous for its natural wonders, wide open spaces, beaches, deserts, and the outback.

On its South Eastern edge, you’ll find New South Wales—Australia’s most populous state, and home to the vibrant, ocean-side city of Sydney. It also happens to be an outdoor adventure traveller's paradise, with a surprising number of breathtaking National Parks, lush rain forest and dramatic mountain ranges, including Australia’s highest peak and the spectacular canyons of the Blue Mountains.

In this episode of Trackin' Dirt, we tackle climbing Mount Kosciuszko in a blizzard and hike and rappel from some epic canyons in the Blue Mountains—I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed being there!

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Tips for hiking UP HILL

Hills can be really tough to climb, even when the views you experience at the top are breath taking! Here are my favourite ways to conquer those uphills when I'm backpacking.

Hiking Through Fiji | Discovering Paradise

Known for its white sand beaches, clear blue waters and relaxed vibes, Fiji is a literal tropical paradise—which Eric Hanson is discovering first-hand while hiking through Fiji's remote interior with Talanoa Treks.

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Hiking the 870-mile Wales Coast Path in the UK

Tucked away on the western edge of Great Britain, a rugged and mysterious country rises dramatically out of the Irish Sea: Wales.

The coast of Wales is full of rugged beauty. With caves, sea stacks, arches, and spectacular beaches, Wales is sure to surprise and delight—I know it did for me! The Wales Coast Path offers hikers an opportunity to experience the country’s adventurous side…a side which doesn’t always get the recognition it should.

The Wales Coast Path, which is wonderful in and of itself, allows travellers to experience a series of additional adventures. I literally dove right into my adventures in Wales, trying my hand at the sport of coasteering for the first time, as well as sea kayaking through “The Bitches” – a spectacular spot off the coast where the tides flow back and forth over toothy rocks forming whitewater rapids.
My time in Wales is one I won’t soon forget, and I’m sure you’ll understand why after watching this episode of Trackin’ Dirt!

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Roadtrip through Norway - Fishing, Hiking & Tenting (Dovre, Geiranger, Jotunheimen)

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We were not sure where to spend our week, so we went for a classic road trip from Dovrefjell - Geiranger - Jotunheimen! After Jotunheimen, we had no battery left, and Jonathan felt sick. But we had an amazing time! WHAT A ROADTRIP!!

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Training for Hiking - 1 Exercise to Build Strength & Balance

If you are training for hiking you’re going to love this exercise that combines strength endurance and balance - This is the step up and drive and and it’s one of my favourite exercises! Add this to your hiking workout for better balance, strength and endurance.

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Other Exercises in my Movement Demo playlist

Lateral Lunge
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Mini Blasters
Telemark Lunge
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If you're planning on doing a trek, going skiing, doing some hiking or mountaineering , I recommend you do some training beforehand! It's often a lot more challenging than people expect. And after all, its a holiday! So the fitter you are the more you'll enjoy it!

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Hi guys my name is Chase Tucker and I'm a online personal trainer, trek leader and creator of Base Camp Training and my YouTube Channel Trekking FAQs.

I created this channel to share what I've learnt over a short lifetime of loving the wilderness and what it has to offer. I'm passionate about preparing people, fitness wise, to have a great time in the mountains and to show them that it's worth preserving for the future.

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