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History of Skiing and Skis

The word ‘ski’ originated from ancient Norse word ‘skio’, which represents a split piece of firewood. To define skiing, though it was initially invented to be a mode of transport in the snowy region, over a period, it has gained significance among the competitive winter sport and recreational activities.

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How best gaiters help you in hiking, skiing & snowboarding

The word “gaiter” essentially refers to something that you wear over the shoes – an external layer made of leather or cloth, to protect your shoes, ankles and feet. The word owes its origin to the French word ‘guêtre’, or the Middle French ‘guiestre’, which denotes the ankle or wrist.

Use

 
Gaiters provide complete protection to ankles and feet during hiking, walking, running, and competitive sports such as rogaining and orienteering. Riding gaiters are typically used for horse rides to protect legs from saddle parts and stirrups. Gaiters formed a part of the clerical clothing of archdeacons, the cathedral deans and bishops of the Anglican Churches, as the bishops and deans were often moving around on horses. These gaiters were more decorative with buttons on sides and were mostly made of silk, cotton, or wool.

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Top Essential Tips for Beginners In The Art Of Hiking

 

Introduction

Though you don’t need to have any special skills for hiking, it isn’t like your everyday stroll. According to the definition of hiking, it’s walking long distances, particularly in the woods or across country. But some serious underlying factors are there, especially if you’re a beginner, like selecting a tough route, going too far, setting off without proper gears etc which can make your first hiking experience a dreadful one. In this post, we’ve jotted down some essential tips that you need to keep in mind before you go into the wilderness.

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7 Super Useful Tips to Improve Your Safe Hiking Experience

Some people may think hiking to be a worthless, tiring activity but in reality, it’s all about rejuvenating yourself by enjoying the wild smell, bracing mountain air and most importantly, having that larger-than-life feeling when you look at the valley from the top. Though you can experience some of these, to some extent otherwise, you’ve got to hike if you really want to get up, close and personal with nature. Though hiking is an inexpensive, experience-rich and family-friendly activity for people from every walk of life, it pays to consider some safety tips, especially when you’re alone in the wilderness, far from your known territory. Here are seven extremely useful tips that would help you make your hiking experience a safe one.

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Fond of Hiking? Are You Wearing The Same Gaiter for All The Weather Conditions?

There are a lot of people who love hiking and usually spend their holidays by going on a hiking and trekking trip. Only a hiking enthusiast would know that such an adventurous trip is incomplete without hiking gaiters and that the type of hiking gaiters required is dependent on the kind of location that you choose.

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How Boot Gaiters are best for the Hiking Trail?

Boot gaiters should be an integral part of your footwear if you want to make the most of your outdoor adventures while going on a hike. No wonder that hiking experts’ advice paying close attention to the type of boot and hiking gaiters you need before hitting the trail. In the market, you will get a wide variety of gaiters to choose from such as leg gaiters, running gaiters, boot gaiters etc. However, the key is to select the right pair depending on the kind of trails you want to explore and the conditions you expect to encounter. If you are still in a dilemma about why you should invest in boot gaiters, here’ s a brief account of why they are the best for your hiking adventures:
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Expert Advice – How to Take Care Of Hiking Shoes

Hiking gaiters are one of the most important accessories that you need to carry while going on a hiking tour. Just imagine how would you manage walking through all those rough trails without a proper pair of snow gaiters? This is why it’s essential to take proper care of your boot gaiters before and after each hiking tour.

To begin with, you should make sure that the shoes are not kept at a place, which is exposed to excessive heat. Try to keep them at room temperature. Make sure you remove all those inserts and insoles from the shoes after a hiking tour. If you’re not sure how to take proper care of your leg gaiters, here are some ideas to consider -

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Introducing Black Crystal Mountaineering Gaiters

We launched our first high end mountaineering gaiters in Jan. 2010. These gaiters combine durability, breathability, waterproofness and elegance in a single design.

These gaiters are designed and made to meet the needs of high-altitude mountaineering. The upper portion of the gaiters is made of 150D high quality Kevlar waterproof breathable fabric. Kevlar fiber adds more resistance to wear and tear. The lower portion is made of 1000D wear-resistant waterproof fabric.

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