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Reviews of Hiking Goods for the Catskill Mountains

plantar fasciitis for hikers
Plantar Fasciitis - Unfortunately, hikers encounter numerous foot problems. This section covers Plantar Fasciitis, and suggestions on how to care for your feet to help heal the torn ligaments. This section also makes suggestions on how to avoid plantar fasciitis.

review of Camelbak allclear
Water Purification - This is a review of the Camelbak Allclear water purification. The device will make about 750ml (3/4 of a quart) of water in 60 seconds. Will run for about 3 weeks without recharging. Can be recharged with a USB port.

review of hiking backpacks
Backpacks - Review of Fanny packs and backpacks. Discussion of the trade-offs of using either a backpack and fanny pack. Common items put in packs. List some of the features you should look for in backpacks and fanny packs.

review of rechargeable batteries
Rechargeable Batteries - Review of the best rechargeable batteries, and how they need to be used in all seasons of hiking in the Catskill Mountains. We cover all the different types of rechargeable batteries. We also talk about battery chargers and what features you need to look for.

review of the Garmin Colorado 400t
GPS Devices - Discussion of GPS devices. Review of the Garmin Colorado 400t with it's best features, as well as it's worst.

review of hiking boots
Hiking Boots Discussion of features you want in a good pair of hiking boots. How to find the correct size of boot. How to break in a new pair of hiking boots. How to perform maintenance of hiking boots. Ratings of Scarpa Hiking Boots.
review of hiking items
Misc Hiking Items Review of miscellaneous hiking items. Review of bear spray, clippers, foot glide, sun screen, Nikwax, bug spray, Sno-Seal, hiking socks, and hiking maps.
hiking safety
Hiking Safely Discussion of some hiking safety issues. Limited discussion of some of the more common hiking safety issues.

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