Topographical mapping software lets you view topographical maps on your computer. A topographical map gives detailed information about elevation and contours of the land. Previously, these detailed maps were only available from various government agencies as paper maps. With the growth in popularity of Global Positioning System devices, interest and support for topographical map software has increased. Most of these software programs allow users to upload and download data from compatible GPS units. Thanks to GPS technology and map software, carrying bulky maps on outdoor adventures Read the rest of this entry »
Wearable water bottles are great for fitness and sports users. You can ride your bike, or run without stopping for a water break, which would give you a big advantage if you were in a race. Wearable water bottles are also great for going on an outdoor hike. There are different variations in which wearable water bottles can be found in, which include on backpacks, or equipped onto shirts. Some people even make their own homemade wearable bottles. The design of the wearable bottle Read the rest of this entry »
There are some essential components to every good backpack. The material the pack is made of should be designed for outdoor use. Canvas and nylon are the two most often used materials for backpacks. Canvas is more durable, while nylon is lighter in weight. If the backpack is going to be used for a child, the nylon bags will be easier for them to carry. Comfort is also a consideration when looking for a quality backpack. Shoulder straps should come with adjustable buckles as well as Read the rest of this entry »
When purchasing a GPS, you want one that is reliable and that will last, but not have to break the bank. Here are a list of a few GPS’s that are under 150 dollars.
The Tomtom VIA 1405 is a GPS with a touch screen that is 4.3 inches. It offers turn by turn voice instructions and free lifetime map updates. The Tomtom VIA 1405 can be purchased at a starting price of eighty dollars.
The Garmin Nuvi 50 has a four out Read the rest of this entry »
Having the correct footwear is very important if the individual intends to do a lot of hiking or backpacking. Just ask anyone who has been stuck in an uncomfortable pair of hiking boots in the middle of nowhere. One of the most important things the individual needs to consider when seeking a comfortable pair of hiking boots is what type of activity will they be doing when wearing the boots.
If the individual is only planning to do some day hiking trips and they are not scaling the side of a Read the rest of this entry »