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Whether your summer plans involve our National Parks or city parks, chances are you’ve forgotten a few of the do’s and DO NOT EVER’s of traipsing through the wilderness. Fear not!  Kristin Hostetter of Backpacker will be here to answer all of your outdoor quandaries, from beginner to advanced. Join us for a chat on the basics of trip planning, gear borrowing and fixing, and why it’s so important for everyone to get back to nature. Tune in on Wednesday, July 11, at 2 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. PT).

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Plus, check out Kristin’s new book, Backpacker Complete Guide to Outdoor Gear Maintenance and Repair: Step-By-Step Techniques to Maximize Performance and Save Money.