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Category: Hiking

An awesome backpack food experiment!

A few days ago I was reading on some backpacking forum someone was saying that when choosing and packing food for a backpacking trek, choosing lightweight food should be your foremost concern. I think that is TERRIBLE advice. Who wants to eat crappy food just because it’s lightweight? […]

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9 lies that keep you on the couch

There are a lot of people that would enjoy outdoor activities like camping, hiking, or cooking out.  Some of those folks might even find that participating in more outdoor activities would change their lives in a really fulfilling way. But unfortunately, some of these people have been lied […]

Boots while hiking, otherwise barefoot

There is this perpetual argument among walkers, hikers, backpackers, ultralighters, and trail runners – What sort of footwear should one wear.  Despite all the fervor and dogma that each expert in each group spreads, it really comes down to personal preference. Whatever works best for you for your […]

Kidnapped by aliens at Potkopinu

In South Mississippi and adjoining Louisiana, at least as far as the Roaming Parkers are concerned, hiking and camping are seasonal activities.  I guess you could call us fair-weather hikers, and 90+ degree heat, 90+ percent humidity, ticks, mosquitoes, and poison ivy do not count as fair-weather. This […]