Hiking from Your Own Home

Written by Monica Marty

Picture this. You are stuck at home knee deep in household chores. Your mind wanders from taking outrepparttar trash to hiking on a scenic trail with heart pumping terrain. You are an avid hiker and yearn to strap on your hiking gear and hitrepparttar 148463 trails. Unfortunately, a hiking trail adventure is not inrepparttar 148464 cards for you today, but you can findrepparttar 148465 next best thing by logging onto your computer.

The Internet is filled with interesting websites dedicated to hiking and outdoor sports. Many hiking websites are packed with information about hiking gear, trails, and hiking vacation. However, you want more then just basic information. You desire to connect with other hikers. You are hungry for more information, experience, andrepparttar 148466 friendship of other hikers. Seek no further than hiking discussion boards and forums onrepparttar 148467 Internet. You can swap hiking stories with pals from aroundrepparttar 148468 globe. Discussion boards and forums allow you to ask hiking questions and receive many insightful answers and perspectives. Most importantly, you will feel a part ofrepparttar 148469 hiking community even when you are unable to make it out torepparttar 148470 trails.

There are a myriad of hiking discussion boards and forums to participate in. New forums pop up everyday as more and more people link up torepparttar 148471 global community onrepparttar 148472 Internet. Some discussion boards and forums are free while others require a small fee. The key is to take advantage ofrepparttar 148473 personalized forums and learn from fellow hikers. Often times you will hearrepparttar 148474 “true” story regarding hiking gear, trails, and vacations.

For example, you are interested in taking a hiking trip out West. You’ve scanned through different websites for information, but you want an insider’s guide torepparttar 148475 trip. Read through discussion boards as many forum members can provide an unbiased account of their trip as opposed to a hiking advertisement that depictsrepparttar 148476 hiking vacation as spectacular. The “true” story may not always be negative, in fact it may be better then advertisements claim. You can also garner tips fromrepparttar 148477 discussion board to make your hiking adventurerepparttar 148478 best it can be.

A Kayaking Community at your Fingertips

Written by Monica Marty

Do you have questions about kayaking? Do you want to seekrepparttar advice of kayakers that are more experienced and relate to kayakers that are at your level? Wouldn’t it be nice to connect with other kayaking enthusiasts? The Internet can supply you with robust information about kayaking such as necessary equipment, costs, and travel destinations. However,repparttar 148462 Internet also provides forums and discussion boards dedicated torepparttar 148463 sport of kayaking. Hop online and plug intorepparttar 148464 kayaking community.

Several kayaking websites provide message boards. Many websites allow free access to these forums; however some require a small fee. Let’s take a look at three websites that will be of interest to kayakers. They offer discussion boards to post and answer questions, comments, and concerns.

Boatertalk.com: (http://www.boatertalk.com) Boatertalk.com has a bounty of boating and kayaking resources including forums, articles, gear swap, and events. Forums range from Boatertalk to SurfZone and RaftZone. Each discussion board is filled with helpful hints, information, and personal experience. To post torepparttar 148465 boards you must pay a small membership fee. There are different types of membership ranging from $6 to $36.

Paddler Magazine online: (http://www.paddlermagazine.com) They have a bulletin board with industry news and several discussion boards. The discussion boards are broken down into whitewater, squirt, touring, and gear swap. Under “touring” you can find a kayak forum. This forum is for sea kayaking and discusses trips, kayak building, technique, and design. It is a public forum so you can read messages on it. Your name and email address arerepparttar 148466 only requirements to be able to post onrepparttar 148467 discussion board.

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