Being Prepared for Even the Shortest Hike

We all know how important it is to be prepared when taking a backcountry excursion, and many backpackers will have a checklist to go off of to ensure that they don’t forget something important. But what about the shorter hikes? What about a couple hour venture out in the wilderness, shouldn’t we be prepared for […] Read more…

How to Care for Your Sleeping Bag

Proper storage, cleaning and care of your sleeping bag can increase its shelf life exponentially. With proper care, a good synthetic sleeping bag should last you at least 7-10 years, and a down sleeping bag should last even longer. Here’s a quick break down on how to properly take care of your sleeping bags! Storage […] Read more…

Collecting Safe Drinking Water

There is no argument that water, and proper hydration is the most fundamentally important aspect to a successful trip in the back country. Without proper hydration any number of health and safety issues will quickly arise. Physically, stomach pains, headaches, muscle cramps and fatigue are all common factors, and mentally, people show signs of dehydration […] Read more…

The Oldest Mountains: The Appalachian Mountains

Every year, throughout my various travels, I make it a point to spend some time in the Appalachian Mountains. Formed over 480 million years ago, the Appalachian Mountain Range, is the oldest mountain range in the world and has a geological span ranging from as far south as Georgia, and as far north as Newfoundland, Canada.  While […] Read more…

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