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Here Are Some Experts’ Advice on How to Survive an Avalanche

Here Are Some Experts’ Advice on How to Survive an Avalanche

Unless seen from a certain distance and with the assurance that nobody is getting hurt, avalanches are no fun. If you are planning to go in a place where avalanches may occur, it is advisable to know what causes an avalanche and, more importantly, how to survive if you get caught in one. While following a certain list of tips (even a list made by a future(?) trekking savvy based on information provided by avalanche experts) does not guarantee your safety, I believe anyone visiting places where avalanches could occur should read the following paragraphs or similar content.

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Here’s How to Pick a Backpacking Camera

Here’s How to Pick a Backpacking Camera

If you are going on a trekking adventure, it is arguably a shame not to take a camera that can capture some or most of the scenic views you have access to. While it is true that virtually all high-end cameras tend to do a very good job in nature/landscape photography, there are specific criteria you should consider when choosing a hiking camera.

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Should You Go Hiking With Canon EOS 5DS R Digital SLR?

Should You Go Hiking With Canon EOS 5DS R Digital SLR?

DSLR cameras are the heaviest digital cameras in the world. For this reason, many may consider that they are not appropriate for trekking. While climbing a mountain with additional weight might be unnecessary in some circumstances, bringing your DSLR in a trekking adventure makes sense if what you are looking for is professional photography or something that should resemble it. Indeed, digital SLRs offer more options than any other type of camera in terms of lenses and the image quality it offers can only be compared to sometimes-more-expensive mirrorless cameras.

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International Trekking in the Rockies – Driving Across the Border in a Rented Car

International Trekking in the Rockies – Driving Across the Border in a Rented Car

As you probably know, the Rockies are to be found both in the United States and Canada. Some of you might not know that Glacier National Park is located both in the U.S. (Montana) and Canada (Alberta and British Columbia). In an improved world, you might be able to see the entire park without concerning yourself about passports or other related documents. However, before the context will allow you to become a trekker without borders, it is recommended to cross the border as someone who is legally-prepared.

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Is Sony A7 III the Best Travel Mirrorless Camera?

Is Sony A7 III the Best Travel Mirrorless Camera?

Is Sony a7 III the best mirrorless camera for trekking? Oh, who knows. But it’s certainly one of the best full-frame mirrorless cameras to take in a trekking adventure. While DSLR cameras offer more lenses, accessories, and tend to handle low light better, mirrorless cameras are lighter and better for videos. For those who do not want to take the burden of carrying a DSLR camera while hiking, camping, and so on, Sony a7 III is one of the mirrorless cameras that must be considered.

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Drink Water from the River…With Life Straw

Drink Water from the River…With Life Straw

The sound of rivers cannot only be highly relaxing but also make you thirsty. This is especially true when it comes to rivers located outside human settlements and that look particularly clean. When you find yourself near a spectacular river surrounded by green trees and you get thirsty, is hard not to consider drinking from the river. The problem is, rivers are full of bacteria and parasites, making this option look less delicious the more you think about it. However, thanks to science and technological developments, you can now drink water from the river with the help of a water filter.

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Stargazing at High Altitudes

Stargazing at High Altitudes

If you are the type of person who enjoys searching for stars and constellations, you would almost certainly love to engage in stargazing from the top of a mountain. If you have a sophisticated instrument for observing the stars that is also easily transportable it’s even better. But even if you don’t, there are a few reasons for which mountain stargazing is cool. For instance, stargazing from a good location can offer amazing views and the possibility of learning more about the universe (if you observe the sky while also reading about the things you are observing).

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Yes, You Can Build a Campfire in the Winter!

Yes, You Can Build a Campfire in the Winter!

The idea of making a campfire in the winter and imagine yourself as someone who is struggling to survive into the wilds with the help of rudimentary technology and some survival skills is quite cool. Of course, if this is really happening to you it may be cool only when it’s over and what happened is stored in the long-term memory (it also depends on what happened, obviously).

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Can You Engage in Trekking Without Harming the Environment?

Can You Engage in Trekking Without Harming the Environment?

For many of you who enjoy spending time in nature, hiking, trekking, camping, and caravanning may sound like excellent trip activities. But some of you may wonder whether engaging in activities related to trekking do not harm the environment, as it is well known that many forms of tourism take place at the cost of environmental sustainability. While any encounter between humans and other forms of life can negatively impact that life (or the human one), there are several steps that can be taken in order to ensure an eco-friendly trip.

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