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REI Outdoor School Instructors Share Their Expertise with Outside Television

Two instructors with the New York Tri-State Area branch of the REI Outdoor School (available in 14 markets nationwide) were recently asked by Outside Television to share their thoughts on a pair of topics:

• Packing for a hike
• Buying the right kayak
• Minimalist running

In her presentation Nicole Thurlow discusses the merits of The Ten Essentials and offers tips for carrying them on both day hikes and overnight trips:

To learn more you could also check out these resources in the REI Expert Advice library:

• Backpacking Checklist
• Ultralight Backpacking Checklist
• The Ten Essentials
• Backpacking for Beginners
• How to Load a Backpack

Meanwhile, Frank Firmat discusses the 4 questions every kayak shopper should ask, plus he offers tips on personal flotation devices, paddling footwear and even an unconventional kayaking tool. 

To learn more, you could read one of the following articles from the REI Expert Advice library:

• How to Choose a Kayak
• How to Choose a Kayak Paddle
• How to Choose a PFD 

Finally, Paul Battaglini presents a nice overview of minimalist running footwear and takes a look at some interesting new gear:

For additional details, see the REI Expert Advice article How to Choose Barefoot/Minimalist Running Shoes.

Posted on at 1:22 PM

Tagged: Hiking, Outside TV, Outside television, REI Outdoor School, backpacking, how to, minimalist running and pack a backpack

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