With social distancing in play, it's often a question on how we can still get outside and recreate while doing it responsibly. We have a few quick tips for keeping you moving and in the fresh air.
1) Hike your Neighborhood! You can get those legs moving while not going too far from home. Skip the National Parks, State Parks, and busy trails and walk around your neighborhood. Say hi to the neighbors and all the neighborhood pets while you're out - just keep your 6-foot buffer.
2) Stay local Explore the neighborhood or find a nook in your backyard for a hammock or picnic. Even a nice cool glass of lemonade or coffee on the front porch can go a long way. If your camping plans have been canceled, set up the tent in the back yard and roast marshmallows over the grill!
3) Get creative Blanket forts in the living room can be an adventurous way to switch things up. Or just throwing out your sleeping bags on the living room floor for a movie. Wrap your camp quilt around you while you work for a little reminder of adventure.
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.