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                                                     Hiking in Developing Nations
                                                                   By Jonsky

   Backpacking is probably the best way to really experience a place of interest. You interact directly
with the local people, take part in a cultural celebration, visit interesting religious sites and become a
part of the community.

The experience will be very much different from domestic hiking trips.

Guided Hiking Tour

 A guided hiking tour can range from a simple trip to a huge expedition. Some will provide porters that
show the way and carry your camping gear.

The number of porters is depends on availability and the size of the group.

These organized treks can be arranged when you’re at home or when you arrive.

 Deciding to use the porters may cost a little bit extra but it will help a lot in supporting the local
economy and encourage locals to preserve the surrounding natural beauty.

Unguided Hiking

The best thing about the guided tour is that if you have a porter you have to carry your own backpack.
The most you’ll carry will probably be no more than what your fanny pack can hold.

 Still a lot of hikers prefer to hike independently in developing countries. You have to carry your own
pack but the experience is so much better at least for most people, me included.

 Many guidebooks are available for who prefer the unguided trek. It will include details on backpacking
hostels, landmarks, places to visit, lodges, shops for camping supplies and some will include a little bit
of history.

Hiking with Pack Animals

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 Donkeys, mules, horses, goats and dogs can be used to carry supplies. Hiking with pack animals
require more planning and scheduling than normal group hiking but you can carry more camping
equipment and food.

You might also want to hire a guide and animal handlers just to be safe.

Safety and Security

 Camping gear is expensive. In some countries the cost of your hiking gear alone can feed a family for
a year.

 This huge difference in wealth makes hikers targets for thieves. Be safe and never show any
expensive electronic equipment or large sums of cash.

 You can take further precautions with hiking accessories such as cable-reinforced money belts,
padlocks, secret compartments and steel nets to encase your backpack.

 Remember that these are just secondary precautions, when it comes to keeping yourself safe it
involves a little bit of common sense.

 Take special care when traveling in a politically unstable area. A guide is a must if you want to avoid
trouble spots.

Local Customs

 An uniformed visitor may frequently give offense for not respecting the array of cultural and religious

Many of these customs may be difficult to understand. That’s why investing in a good guidebook can
make for a pleasant stay.


 When hiking in a developing country, you get the chance to try authentic local food much better than
restaurants for tourists.

 One should be careful than one man’s food may also be another’s poison. People with food allergies
or restricted diets may find that their choices are limited.

It’s always a good idea to pack along your camping food.


Poor standards of sanitation doesn’t stop hikers from staying in lodgings rather than hotels.

However, there are many places where the water supply is not clean and the food not safe to eat.

If you are concerned about hygiene and sanitation, travel with a tour company that will help you find

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the best available local amenities.

Jonsky is also writes at hubpages with articles such as ones down sleeping bags, stoves, tents and
other camping gear. He is also a writer for the camping gear store at
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                            What Should You Know About Hiking Boots?
                                             By Diana Claire

What is essential equipment for you when going on a hiking? Beside, your backpack, you also have to
consider about your footwear. You will be suffering when you are not using your footwear properly. It
seems all physical activity, especially hiking need good footwear.

Physical Activity Need Good Boots

Ask your friends to hike with you! Hiking is one of the way to know more about your friends and also a
good way to make your body and your spirit healthy. There are more you get though; but all of that will
fade away if you don't wear good hiking boots. Understand that all outdoor physical activity will be
enjoyable if you wear good boots. As people said, if you're nice to your feet, the rest of your body will
feel good--especially during a hike.

What ever your outdoor physical activity, either a light day hike to a three-pack or four-day pack trip,
your hiking boots makes the difference. Hiking boots is one of the most important pieces of gear when
hiking. To keep your feet comfortable, you must wear a boot that fit with your feet boot to avoid blister
and foot-injury.

Choosing Your Boots

How to find a good hiking boots for your feet to make you comfortable. Well, here are some check lists
you might want to know about hiking boots:

- Decide what type of hiking boot you want to choose. You can find two types of boots on the market,
leather boots and lightweight hiking boots. Leather boots are more expensive, but they are tend to be
more durable and last longer, and can be waterproofed. Lightweight boots tend to be more breathable,
more comfortable, cheaper, and require a shorter break-in time. Even though, most important for both
types of boots should have good ankle support.

- Don't choose the hiking boots of your normal size. You have to go up a 2 size with your normal shoe
size. When you put on your hiking boot, you should be able to put a finger between your foot and the
heel of the boot since your feet swell as they warm up.

- If you want to try hiking boots, do it when you have warm feet. Walk at least half mile before you try it
on. That way your foot will be more the size it will be when you are actually hiking.

- Don't forget to wear two hiking socks. It's the best way to prevent blisters and an uncomfortable foot
while hiking. Two pairs of socks will not only give you good padding, but will also wick the moisture
away from your foot as well.

- Once you have the shoe on, lace the boot up. Don't lace it too tightly, but just snugly. Walk around
the store and see how they feel. In particular, make sure that your heel can slide around slightly. The
boot should be comfortable but stiff.

- Your toes should not hit the front of the boot too much. To simulate walking down a hill bang the toe

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of the boot on the ground or against a wall. Your toe shouldn't hit the front of the boot too easily. If it
does, either your boot is too small or your laces aren't snug enough. Your boots should feel a little big.

Get Your Boots through Internet

Okay' now you know some information about this hiking boots. You can find various kind of hiking
boots in retailer shop. But the easiest ways to find your hiking boots are buying over the Internet. You
will be comfortable choosing the right boots for your right. Different kind of boots will be displayed in
different Website, and you can find what boots best for your interest. You are going to get more boots
which you can compare.

Diana Claire lifelong for footwear led her became footwear reviewer. She has tried different kind of
footwear, and she put her review at Visit her Website You can also visit her

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