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Gilad Nachmani
Knee Pain Prevention for Hikers

Knee Pain Prevention for Hikers

Most hikers (and, well, most of the other regular humans we know) suffer from some sort of knee problems: either after 10 km of hiking, after 30 miles or just when going downhill with a heavy pack. I am no different – I used to always get knee pain when hiking and I couldn’t even run, really, at all. The reason I’m bringing this up is because I have been asked quite often, mainly by people who have known me for a while now, how I get around knee pain when pushing myself hard. I’m not a physician or a...

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Gilad Nachmani
Another Giveaway - this time you can get a pair of Vertex poles!

Another Giveaway - this time you can get a pair of Vertex poles!

After the great success of our last giveaway (sorry if you missed it), we are offering two pairs of poles to two lucky contestants. All you need is to enter in the form below - the more entries you have the more chances you have to win! Good luck  a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Gilad Nachmani
Training For Backpacking With No Time Outdoors

Training For Backpacking With No Time Outdoors

Now that the hiking season is just around the corner, getting fit and staying fit are paramount for an enjoyable and injury free season. If you are like me and find that you can't really do full-time training outdoors, or even walk around with a heavy pack everywhere, you don't get as much training as you want. Add to this limited time availability with mixed weather and you got the perfect formula for not training. I personally try my best to stay fit through the offseason, trying to get outdoors as much as possible to stay backpacking fit, but with...

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Gilad Nachmani
Staying Safe And Comfortable When Hiking In Hot Weather

Staying Safe And Comfortable When Hiking In Hot Weather

Hiking in hot weather is a great experience, and for many of us it can be the only time we get for a long trip, but it has many downsides: the constant sweat, the chase after water from the fear of dehydration, remembering to cover yourself (or at least use sunscreen), and the loss of appetite. All those are pretty obvious things you encounter when hiking in hot weather and we do our best to be prepared for them, but there are other, hidden, dangers that are too often ignored: heat stroke, sun stroke, and overhydration. Personally, I have experienced...

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