HIKER JEFF

AUTHOR AND SPEAKER

Jeff Alt inspires and entertains audiences with his highly
acclaimed “Life Lessons from the Trail.”

Do You Want Your Young Kids to Love Hiking and the outdoors?

Do You Want Your Young Kids to Love Hiking and the outdoors?

Posted on 26 Jun 2016 in Adventure Blog | 0 comments

Let them lead! I call this “Child Directed Hiking.”  Walk at your child’s pace and distance. Whatever your child takes interest in, stop and explore that bug, leaf or rock with them. Tell them interesting facts about the animals, rocks, trees, and flowers. Getting to the destination is less important than making sure your kids […]

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Finally a DEET free bug repellent that works!

Posted on 21 May 2015 in Adventure Blog | Comments Off on Finally a DEET free bug repellent that works!

Have you tried out picaridin based bug repellent? We’ve been using picaridin based bug sprays on our entire family (kids and adults) for quite a while and we are completely satisfied. Picaridin is safe on kids over 6 months, if applied properly. It doesn’t ruin clothing and gear or have the odor like DEET and […]

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Which hiking water treatment option is right for you?

Posted on 13 May 2014 in Adventure Blog | Comments Off on Which hiking water treatment option is right for you?

I filmed this video exploring three modern water treatment options for hiking. You will only live for a few days without water. In the US, even the cleanest streams and lakes are contaminated with protozoa such as Cryptosporidium and Giardia which our eyes can’t see. Untreated water can make you very sick. There are more […]

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Winter Hiking with Kids

Posted on 06 Jan 2014 in Adventure Blog | Comments Off on Winter Hiking with Kids

Make Your Winter family Hike Fun! Aside from a Polar Vortex freezing the country, you can have the time of your life hitting the snow covered trails with your kids. After a spring, summer and fall season filled with miles of fun hiking adventure, don’t let old man winter put a stop to your kid’s […]

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Gifts for the hiking family

Posted on 14 Nov 2013 in Adventure Blog | Comments Off on Gifts for the hiking family

Gifts for the hiking family We thought it would be helpful and fun to suggest some gift ideas for hikers of all ages and situations; from a family hiking with an infant or toddler to an adult aspiring to hike the Appalachian Trail, and all those in between. We paired the suggested items with my […]

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