Hello there ladies and gentlemen. I have started a video series devoted to beginners people who have never stepped foot on a trail there whole life. I find that there is a lot of information for the average to advance hiker but not a lot on the VERY basic. If you are not a beginner but know someone who is than sent these links there way. Here are the first to installments https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZUfecDJWmU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS24qNGiJcw . Remember the first step on any hike is out your front door. ENJOY!