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Getting out of your comfort zone

"Alpinism is the art of suffering" - Wojciech Kurtyka These words were said by the famed mountaineer and alpinist who scaled some giant peaks in the 70s.  To say that he was a "hardman" would be an understatement. Mountaineers and hikers are well known for their ability to step out of their comfort zone. However, it is absolutely imperative that we do this.  It is n [...]

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A few Basic Tips to Improve your Fitness for Hiking, Mountaineering, Adventure, Travel and General well-being

Introduction At Primal Hiking, we are focused on self-improvement and growth.  Hiking and Outdoors Adventure are just a mechanism to "get you there" (although, there is no really "getting there" - the journey is constant and that's what it is all about...more on that later). One thing I have found is that the more fit I am, both physically and mentally, the more I enjoy th [...]

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Top 10 Daypacks to consider for a Beginning Hiker

I don't know about you but when I close my eyes and picture a hiker, I visualize someone carrying a pack in the woods or mountains. The backpack is pretty much iconic when you are talking about hikers, mountaineers, bushcrafters, adventurers, soldiers and others who head out into the great outdoors. There is usually a picture of some cat standing on some majestic summit, pointi [...]

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A Primal SuperMeal for hiking

Boiled eggs, cheddar cheese and green onions Bring some eggs with you when you go hiking. This is something that many hikers ignore and it would suit them well to include eggs in their diet. Eggs are a nutritious superfood. Boil some eggs prior to your hike and bring them with you in a sealed container. This is quick and will provide you a healthy dose of protein. Add [...]

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The Top 10 Items to carry in your daypack

As I mentioned earlier, you do not need a lot to get started. However, if you are venturing out for longer trips and away from civilization, you do need to carry some stuff. Most of the stuff I list below, you will most likely already have at home. There is no need to run out at this point and spend a lot of money on expensive, high-tech gear. - Water and Extra Water If yo [...]

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