Backpacking should never be attempted without coffee. The best part of waking up in the backcountry is the glorious smell of the wilderness around you and the aroma of a fresh pot of coffee. A crisp morning in the wild, light dew on your tent, and a hot cup of coffee is the only way
Backpacking is a skill that is honed over time and mastered through trial and error. There are a million tips and lists to be found about what exactly you need. Camp shoes are one of the items that are forgotten and sorely missed. Your camp shoes are a welcomed break from the daily grind of
The National Park system that exists in the United States is one of a kind. We are the only country on the planet with one-quarter of the land base open for every citizen to enjoy as they please. The federal public land system covers 618 million acres or 25% of the US land base (source).
Camping in a hammock is the quickest and most comfortable way to enjoy a night under the stars. It’s difficult to find a place with a better view than from the gentle swing of a hammock on a brisk summer morning. They are versatile, compact, and a great replacement for a tent or lean-to shelter.
When we’re talking about the environment there is one thing that most of us can agree on. Conservation and preservation of the places that we all love and enjoy on a regular basis is extremely important. Leaving the environment the same as we found it will ensure that it remains pristine for many generations of
Merino wool has become a trendy term for anyone who spends a moderate amount of time in the outdoors. It has what seems like magical properties that only exist in this specific fabric and it is becoming the go-to outdoor attire. Fabric technology in the last 10 years has grown leaps and bounds. Outdoor clothing
The hammock is the ultimate icon of rest and relaxation. Laying in a hammock, with the straps tied between two trees on a summer afternoon. Gently rocking back and forth in the wind as the cool summer breeze gently caresses your face. Not a thought on your mind or a worry in the world other
You can last a month without food and less than a week without water. To say that water is more important than food would not be an overstatement, it is the liquid of life. The amount of water you take on a backpacking trip can be a make or break any trip. The problem with
There’s not much better than sleeping outdoors with the sounds and smells of nature all around you. Waking up in the morning to a fresh cup of coffee, dew on the tent, and the sun on the horizon. Now imagine waking up with a super sore neck from sleeping on the ground. A pillow is
With the changing of the seasons from fall to winter our habits tend to change along with the falling of leaves. Some of us choose to stay in and cozy up by the fire, while others opt for the more adventurous route of hitting the mountains. Snow-shoeing, skiing, snowboarding, tubing, broom hockey, ice-skating…… The list