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Seeing wildlife is one of the main reasons why a lot of people head outside into the wilderness. Seeing a large flock of birds soaring overhead or a herd of bison grazing in a far meadow can turn a simple trip into an adventure of a lifetime that you’ll never forget.But, up-close encounters, while definitely memorable, can be quite a nuisance too (think small mice stealing food from your pack) or even downright life-threatening (think giant grizzly bear in front...
Hey Crew! It's Daniel from Hyke & Byke.Hiking is a fantastic complete body workout. Primarily hiking is lower body and core workout, but can also be an upper body workout, i.e. using trekking poles while hiking. Nature’s numerous obstacles, inclines and descents all work simultaneously to take on different muscle groups in varying ways.Basically, the number of calories burned while hiking depends on your body weight combined with your backpack weight. The more total weight, the more calories your body...
Hey, it's Daniel with a very important article.Bears are amazing creatures and it is a thrilling experience to see one— especially if it is not from an suitable distance (never recommended).When backpacking or hiking in a spot inhabited by bears, black bears, or grizzlies, there are precautions and safety measures you can take so you are less likely to encounter them.  Planning Your Hike in Bear Country Before you start your trip and head into the backcountry, look into what...
Hey! It's Daniel from Hyke & Byke.So, we all can agree that cooking is an activity essential to our day-to-day lives. We head into our kitchen each morning and quickly pull out pans and skillets to scramble eggs and fry some bacon.Great, right?! Agreed, as long as you have all the right cookware and knowledge on how to use it. This is not generally a problem at home because we have plenty of space to store our large heavy cast iron...
I hope you’re having a fantastic week! It's Daniel from Hyke & Byke.When hiking, your hiking boots are one of the essentials that you cannot overlook. Even great-fitting and well-made boots need to get adjusted with your feet. If you take the time to break in your new pair of hiking boots, you will enjoy many more comfortable and trouble-free miles out on the trail!Various boots take varying time to break-in. Boots like "light-hikers" may feel great right out of the...
Hey! It's Daniel. How have you been?! Been on any amazing recent hikes/treks/rides?I am prepping for my upcoming trip to Hawaii and wanted to pass along some thoughts regarding my preparation work for taking my tech gear outside! FYI - These are some basic tips below as I am not a huge techie. So, I won't be too upset if you stop reading based on your level of tech savviness :) I'm sure you might be reading this email on...