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Backpacking – Is it for You? Part 2

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You need to look carefully at the area into which you are hiking. If it is in a well-marked and maintained trail system in a State or National Park, then one set of considerations need attention. But if it is into a wilderness area an entirely different set of rules apply. These areas are for experienced and physically fit people, not for the novice. Did I mention there are wild animals in most areas where you’ll be hiking?

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Backpacking – Is it for You? Part 1

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These can be a couple of hours or an entire day’s duration. Usually they are made within a park’s boundaries and on well-marked and maintained trails. Nature trails would fall into this category since they are circuit hikes, i.e., they start and end at about the same place. They are normally easy hikes drawing families and older people. Hikes that observe some natural occurrences such as waterfalls are another type of day hike.

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Family Fun Salad

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Save yourself some work, and buy the bag of prepared greens.

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Making The Most of School Field Trips

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This is the time of the year that schools plan field trips for students. If you volunteer to accompany a class on a trip, we’ve provided a few tips here.

Remember trips to the museum from your own childhood? The rules were to not talk or touch anything — the two things you wanted to do most. It was not always a fun experience.

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Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

Kitchen Remodeling

The kitchen is the place where families spend a lot of time, not just eating food, but also having discussions, playing games, as well as doing schoolwork and business work. In many homes, the whole household’s activities are centered around the kitchen. For this reason, your kitchen design and layout are so crucial.

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