Question: How long does it take to hike at big bend?
I want to take off from work to go hiking at big bend, but need to know about how long it would take for the whole hiking thing.
Answer by Summer hiker
The park is HUGE, so it depends on where you want to hike. It would take weeks to hike all the trails in the park. Why don’t you check out some of the day hikes listed on the site. You can also ask for a ranger recommendation when you get to the park.
Question: How old should my puppy be before I take him hiking?
I have a 5-month-old pit bull, he’s about 35 pounds. I’d like to take him hiking with me at the lake on the weekends but I don’t want to overwork him since he’s still growing.
Answer by Luke
Pit bull huh? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdXesX6mYUE
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: What precautions against wildlife should I take while hiking in Texas brushland?
I will be travelling to the Texas panhandle next week for work, and likely doing some minor hiking through rural fields/brushland? What should I do to keep myself safe from local wildlife…including rattlesnakes and scorpions?
Answer by PLANETHARD
Question: How to half cook bacon to take camping and finsih cooking it there with out it going bad?
My husband and kids are going camping for 3 days and want to take bacon with them but dont want it to go bad after the first day. He (My husband) wants me to cook it halfway so that he dont have to put it in the cooler and it stay good is this possible and if so how do i do it.
Answer by ohgerr
Anything you buy at a modern grocery store will have to be fully cooked and refrigerated.
“Real” old fashion bacon is brined in salt until cured (chemically cooked), then smoked in a smoke house to preserve the meat. It’s not quite the same thing sold now-a-days. It keeps for weeks just wrapped in paper.
Ask at a butcher shop….try trail baloney….or jerky….canned corned beef….
Question: What do you take for a half week trip camping in the mountains?
I’m fourteen, and I am NOT bringing my cell phone with me to go camping. It’s a distraction. Hahah. My father and I are going camping for a half week in the mountains in a week or so, but I don’t know what to bring? What are some necessities? And what are some things I could bring for fun in case I get a little bored?
Answer by chris w
bring some board games like checkers, chess, backgammon. A sling shot, fishing pole and tackle, and everything on this list,
Question: How long does it take to break into a new pair of hiking boots?
I’m leaving for Yosemite next Monday, and i just bought a new pair of hiking boots for the trip. How long will it take me to break into them? Should I start wearing them before I leave to break into them?
Answer by danny19752005
about a week at least
Question: What food is easy to take out on a camping trip?
Just doing a little preparation for a camping trip me and a few friends are going on over new years… We have a small gas cooker, could you please give any suggestions on what food is easy to arrange when camping?
Answer by tc5158april
Question: What is the best way to take a 3 year old hiking?
I am planning on taking my son hiking a month before his 3rd birthday. We will be going to the Smoky Mountains. Does anyone have any suggestions on what type of equipment I should bring? He weighs about 30 pounds.
Answer by Pastel_Princess
Wait till he is older you are going to end up carrying him more then he will walk.
Question: How do you take dogs on road trips or camping?
I am planning on getting a dog and taking it on roadtrips like to camping. How do you take the dog on long roadtrips? What happens when they have to go? Where do the dog stay in the car? Where do dogs sleep when they camp? Tell me everything about how you camp with big dogs and little dogs. Thanks!
Answer by karen w
When we take our dogs, they ride in the car with us. Get antsy at the windows when they need to be let out. They sleep in our tent at night or if they don’t want to then they sleep in the car. We take leashes with us also tie outs and chains for when we are up in the campsite. Most places do not allow you to let your dogs run free. We haven’t had any problems camping or tripping with our dogs-they are part of the family.