Pretty Cool "The first real handsfree backpack umbrella." "The innovative trekking umbrella is easily fastened to any standard backpack with hip belt and directed into the wind and rain. Both hands remain completely free which is ideal for walkers who don't want to go without trekking poles in the rain, either":
How to get fit for the Trail.Training Tips and Exercises. Whether you’re gaining elevation or out for a joyous weekend adventure with friends, training can help make any trip more enjoyable. Use these backpacking training tips, instructions and workout plan at Thru-Hiking.