You know you’ve been putting off cracking into a book for a while, but now you have all the extra time you need. Grab your Zenbivy Quilt and dig into a few of our favorite books to keep the adventure alive till you can get out and have your own:
While we’re all hanging out at home, I'm sure you've thought about how great it'd be to be out on the open road, cruising across America without a care in the world. Us too. With Steinbeck’s quintessential book of life on the road, you can take that trip, with Charlie the labrador in the passenger seat, all from the comfort of your couch.
This true story is about a man who saved up and went on the adventure of a lifetime, from Oregon to Patagonia, by bike. It’s a story of personal growth, struggle, and a whole lot of adventure. It’s a beautifully written book, that will have you planning your next big trip.
The living legend is one of the greatest mountain writers of our time. Here, Krakauer gives his recount of the 1996 Mount Everest Disaster, which left 8 climbers dead and several trapped in a storm. The book shares insight into the culture around Everest expeditions and the events that lead up to the disaster. It’s a fascinating read.
Outlandish is a brilliant compilation of outdoor stories and incredible recipes best cooked under the open sky. Follow Morgan as she travels around the Southwest in her yellow jeep Sunny and shares stories from her travels. Her stories include raucous Colorado burro racing, summiting South American volcanos, and life on the road. Among the camp kitchen skills, you'll learn the art of the burrito, how to make Alpine Alfredo Pasta, how to assemble a camp cook set, and get a prickly pear margarita recipe that’ll knock your socks off.
This one is for all you dog lovers out there, though it might make you cry a little bit. Ben Moon is a prolific outdoors photographer who shares his personal story about his struggle with colorectal cancer, and how his dog helped him navigate his struggles while creating a career in the outdoors. It’s an incredible story of the bond between a man and a dog and it’s incredibly well written and inspirational.
So cuddle up in your favorite quilt on the couch and dig in!
To compress or not to compress? That’s the question. Compression caps (and compression in general…) are hotly debated within the backpacking community. Even the Zenbivy Team has opposing opinions on the use of compression caps.
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.