Temperatures are warming and summer is just around the corner. If you've always wanted to try backpacking now's the time to get ready for a summer outdoors. Backpacking is a lot of fun, especially with a few friends, and doesn't have to come with all the struggle and discomfort associated with it.
Deciding what to eat in the outdoors stumps even seasoned backpackers, but having a delicious meal when you get to camp can take your trip to the next level. There are many good options for calorie-dense freeze-dried meals, just head to your local outdoor store and pick your menu.
Backpacking evokes images of overstuffed packs with gear strapped all over the outside - an uncomfortable monstrosity you're supposed to strap to your back and carry for miles. It doesn't have to be that way - even as a beginner backpacker, you can carry a sleek, lightweight pack by focusing on the essentials and leaving the rest.
It's National Sleep Awareness Week, but we believe that every experience in the backcountry should be built around the best possible night’s sleep. A good night’s sleep can make the difference between a terrific outdoor experience and a terrible one.
Is there anything better than the peppy prance of a dog happy to be out in the woods with their human? If it's your first time bringing your pup along, here are some things to consider before hitting the trail.
#5 — Enjoy the hike. While getting where you're going is rewarding, try to enjoy the journey. Leave on your hike a little earlier so you can hike slower and enjoy the trip. Stop and smell the flowers. Take a long lunch by a creek. You won't regret it.