In my opinion, hiking and backpacking is not a sport (unless you are entering a walking competition such as Race to the Kings). If you are comparing your pace or endurance against others then I personally feel that you are missing the point. For me, walking gives me the opportunity to discover things in the…

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I have been backpacking now for some time and it dawned on me how much I have learned over this time.  If you are new to backpacking (not necessarily with a tent, but general backpacking), then here are my top five tips to get you started. #1 – Find a Rucksack That Fits You Properly There…

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I take my hat off to the people at Cotswold Outdoors as the lady spent about 45 minutes with us a few weekends ago giving us lots of tips about backpacking.  She was leaving her job in two weeks time to go traveling with her boyfriend and she was full of enthusiasm for a novice…

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