Question: Can someone suggest a good personal gps unit for hiking and kayaking?
I am looking for a personal gps unit for hiking and kayaking. I saw one not too long ago that works very very simply. You turn it on and mark your position when starting out and it tells you how to get back. That’s all it does. It is meant to be worn on a jacket zipper or a lanyard. Can someone tall me where to find it or suggest something else? Thanks in advance.
Answer by garmin handheld gps
Two very good marine friendly units that are waterproof and float as well as being good hiking companions that have the tracback feature you mentioned are the Garmin 72 and 76 units. Go here to check them out:
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Question: What would be some good vegetarian food to bring or cook while camping?
I’m going camping tonight with a vegetarian, and I was wondering what some good meal recommendations might be.
Answer by antagonist_bitch
Fruit and nuts, lol.
Most tinned foods, beans and spaghetti are easy to transport. Simple packet pasta mixes, You’ve got to think about what you will be cooking with, I’m assuming a pot and water, maybe milk as well. Then think about how much you need and how it fits into your pack. Cereal is a winner on camps, light, filling and nutritious.
Question: What is a really good place to go on a hiking and camping trip for several days in Texas?
My buddies and I want to go on a backpacking trip for 4-5 days and rough it. We live in central texas and are willing to drive a little if need be. Near a lake would be great if we want to go swimming but we are looking somewhere with alot of secluded trails with great scenery and challenging hiking
Answer by lestermount
Challenging hiking with secluded trails would be in Big Bend.
Something less remote would be East Texas in Tyler state park or farther South in one of the National Forests.
Question: What are a pair of good cheap hiking boots?
I Am Studying Abroad This Summer To Peru And I Am Going To Be Hiking The Inca Trail To Machu Picchu. I’m Currently Trying To Find A Great Pair Of Hiking Boots For A Good Price, Preferably The $ 50 Range. Any Suggestions?
Answer by Jnet
On http://hikingboots.com you can shop by price. Boots that are under $ 50 include Hi-Tec men’s, women’s and kid’s boots that would be great for hiking during the summer.
Question: What is some good food to take on a hiking trip?
I am going on a hiking trip on the Pacific Crest Trail and I am not sure what kind of food to take. I don’t have a bear proof can or bear proof bags. I am looking for food that bears will not be able to smell. I am not sure if bears can smell canned food like Chili or Chicken Noodle Soup. If you know what kind of food fits what I am asking please answer. Thanks.
Answer by bluepenguin
Don’t risk it! My advice to you is to buy bear proof bags, your life is worth that investment. When you are on your trip make sure to hang the bags of food on a tree branch a good 5-10 yards away from where you are sleeping so, for one the mice and other small rodents can’t get into it and also if the bears happen to come by they won’t have a reason to be poking around where you are sleeping.
Freeze-dried foods. If you go to a local outdoor/backpacking kind of store (Outdoor Gear Exchange,or Eastern Mountain Sports) the usually have racks of freeze-dried camping foods where you just add hot water and viola! you have chili or some other kind of soup, etc.
Instant oatmeal, instant coffee, instant hot chocolate, cup-a-soup, all of this things are real light (just little packets) and really quick and easy to make in the morning or when your really hungry and want food quick.
Power bars, Cliff bars and any other bar that is in that aisle at the grocery store is great as a quick energy booster on a long hike, or a snack before you reach camp.
there are so many different kinds it doesn’t matter what you get, just get something along the lines of gatorade powder, that you can pour in your water bottle on those days when its really hot, your breaking out a sweat and you really need to replenish all of those lost sodium, sugar…etc.
Question: Which brand of work boots are good for hiking and will hold up?
I’m doing forestry work for 5 weeks. It will involve a lot of hiking and the weather will be wet. What brands of boots would be good for this kind of work? I’m looking for boots will 7″ in from the heel to the top of the boot.
Answer by Bob
I suggest Timberlands. They are quite confortable but i suggest you put a pad/insert in them if you are going to walk alot. They are waterproof and very strong durable boots. The ones I am talking about are long and cover your ankle.
Question: Is there any good beginner hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains via Gatlinburg?
Will be in Gatlinburg for a 1 full day next month. I want to bring my girlfriend and 3 teenagers hiking in the Smoky Mountains. Where is a good beginner trail? Maybe in the 3 mile range.
Answer by KNAPSACK
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park -Hike
“Abrams Falls Trail”, in Cades Cove. A fairly easy 5-mile trek (round-trip) that is ideal for the beginner or a family. Plan on roughly three hours, depending on your pace. Check the included link to get more information and to see the map.
Question: Does anyone know any good camping spots in Northern California?
I’m looking for a camp site to go fishing and camping along a river in Northern California. I’m planning to go with my girlfriend and 2 other couples and none of us have really gone camping before so it would be nice if it wasn’t too rugged and out there. We are from the bay area so we were thinking of someplace near Sacramento. The location is pretty flexible, I just don’t want to drive to the Oregeon border.
Answer by chris w
Lake shasta, Antlers resort. last visit there had a great time.