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Health and Safety while Trekking, Including Altitude Sickness

  Trekking is generally very rewarding and a lifetime experience. While trekking is not dangerous, health and safety should always be kept in mind. Whether you're going for the Everest Base Camp trek in Nepal, the Inca Trail in Peru, or wanting to trek Kilimanjaro in Africa, all tour companies on...
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Best Mosquito Repellents

The best mosquito repellent should protect you from bites without irritating your skin. To find our top picks, we consulted with mosquito experts, researched active ingredients, and tried 20 sprays, wipes, and lotions on our own skin to figure out which ones we’d actually want to use. Best DEET-Based Repellents Off!...
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How to Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites

by Karen Thompson InsectCop.net   Mosquito bites can be extremely itchy and irritating, therefore we try to avoid them and protect ourselves to the best of our ability. There are many different techniques and numerous products for repelling mosquitoes. So here is a list of some of the most popular and...
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Which Is Better: Hiking Or Running

Written by R.Brown - a runner, sports writer and owner of Runabees.com The ongoing debate about which is better - hiking or running does not seem to have one right answer. The truth is, both activities are enjoyable, and have their benefits for your wellbeing, fitness level and are excellent forms...
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Hiking Boots vs Trail Running Shoes

What's Better For Hiking: Trail Running Shoes Or Hiking Boots by Cara Haley Whether you are a newbie or an experienced hiker, the question of finding the best shoes for hiking is an important issue and is often a topic of debate. So, what is the truth - is hiking in...
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Walking in Scotland

In May 2014 and again in 2016, I spent multiple days walking along some of Scotlands world famous long distance walks. My first attempt was life changing. Four days on the West Island Way which showed me how i wanted to spend any leasure time I had from that point on....
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6 Training Tips for Ultra Strong Hikers

  If you've ever gone from walking at the highest incline on a treadmill to taking on a wildly high elevation-gain hike, you know that nothing is going to truly prepare you for a hike besides hiking more. At the same time, truly great hikers and trekkers know that they need...
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5 Tips To Prevent Injuries While Hiking

        At our HealthMax Physiotherapy Clinics we are constantly finding ways to educating the Toronto community on injury prevention. We’re reaching out to the Toronto hiking communities to make sure they take the safe approach when hiking this summer. Physical activity is great but injury prevention is an...
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Six paths to hike through the Toronto City

If you live in Toronto or the suburbs, boy do you have some awesome hiking trails that you can explore. Whether you are looking for an easy hike or a tough hike, a short hike or a long hike, there's something within a four-hour radius and there're some great hikes that...
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Cyprus Lake Hiking in Bruce Peninsula National Park

It was an early summer weekend. The weather was permitting but not warm enough, yet the serene beauty of Georgian Bay along the Bruce Peninsula National Park mesmerized us and we thought to ourselves ‘It was worth the trip’. Hiking to Grotto in Bruce Peninsula National Park has been one of...
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New Waterfalls Added to Winter Tour

January 2013 - by Grey County Tourism Grey County has expanded the popular Winter Waterfalls Snowshoe Guide for 2013 to include two new locations: Eugenia Falls in the Beaver Valley and Jones Falls just outside Owen Sound. Both waterfalls are on the Niagara Escarpment and Bruce Trail . Eugenia Falls rewards...
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