December 16th, 2014
For many years, it was unheard of to see a backpacker who did not have a backpack with an external frame. External frame backpacks just made sense to backpackers because these carry weight high and away from your back so that you can walk with a better posture and have the frame off of your back in warm weather. This was what backpacking was about.
Recently, backpackers have started to shift to a new kind of backpack with its frame in the inside. The internal frame backpack is gaining popularity because it allows for a greater sense of balance when you are hiking with it on your back. These backpacks are also a lot smaller and won’t get hung up on bushes as easily as the external frame backpacks do.
December 3rd, 2014
I like going on nature trails and spending time in the wilderness. It’s something that has always been soothing to me and I’ve been doing it for decades. Now that I’m starting to get a little bit older and a little bit frailer, I don’t like to go on the more strenuous hikes, but I still get a lot of enjoyment from nature walks.
Because I’m a bit older and slower than I used to be, it’s useful for me to have a little bit of assistance when I’m going on a long walk. The extra support that I get from my trusty African walking stick is enough to help make these nature walks even easier on me, as it provides a bit more sturdiness.
November 25th, 2014
When you’re going on a hike, it’s important to be prepared in every sense of the word. You don’t want something to happen while you’re out on a hike and not be prepared for it. There are plenty of things that could potentially happen and you need to have some sort of strategy with how to deal with that.
You should make sure that you have a GPS device of some kind and a first aid kit at the very least. When you’re packing up your hiking backpack before a hike, it’s a very smart decision to make sure that you have some sort of navigational device and way to help treat potential injuries.
November 25th, 2014
I am constantly going outside and embarking on adventures. I take hiking excursions, biking excursions, and even go cave diving when it’s available. One thing that I learned is indispensable when you are traveling long distances in remote regions, is the ability to have light on you at all times.
I never go anywhere without my Princeton Tec Headlamps. I carry two at all times, just in case a battery dies or one breaks accidentally. It really gives me peace of mind knowing I’ll be able to see and find my way home if the sun goes down a little earlier than I had anticipated. It really is a simple safety measure and I would recommend this for anyone who ventures outside on any type of adventure.
November 24th, 2014
In the summer months, you cannot keep me indoors. My pack sits next to my front door, just waiting for the moment I get off work or have a weekend to myself that I can grab it and head off into the woods for a few days. Because of its heavy use, I soon needed to update and purchase a few new items before the next season was to come.
I purchased a new backpack hydration system for my pack that was much easier to operate than my previous one. The mouth was bigger so it would be easier to fill, and the nozzle had a cover on it so if I dropped my pack on the ground, the mouth piece wouldn’t get dirty. I’m really glad I updated my pack and I can’t wait to the next season of hiking!
November 20th, 2014
Keeping your hands free when you’re on an outdoor excursion is a good idea. If you’re anywhere where you might need to think about your balance, it’s smart to ensure that you can have your hands free. That’s why it’s not such a good idea to bring along a bag that you have to carry with your hands.
Backpacks are much smarter to bring with you for outdoor activities. With something like a Pelican backpack, you can rest assured that you’re able to bring all of the things you’ll need with you while still being able to keep your hands free for when you might need to rely on them.
November 13th, 2014
Whenever we go camping in a campground area, the kids always want to rush off to go play in the woods or near to the river. They are old enough by now that I am willing to trust them to be safe when they are running around by themselves. Still I like to have a way to keep in contact with them when they are off in the woods by themselves doing what they’re doing.
When we’re camping up where we go camping, there is not any kind of cellphone service around. This means that we have to rely on some other means of communicating with them. Luckily, we have a Midland two way radio set that we use to communicate back and forth. This makes it so that I don’t have to worry as much about if my children are alright.
November 7th, 2014
Bird-watching has always been a fun and relaxing hobby for me. It’s something that was introduced to me by my grandmother, who gave me a book about all of the birds that lived in our area and what could be done to spot them or tell them apart from other birds. I read through the book over and over as a child.
These days, I still reference books like that when I’m out and about, taking a look at interesting birds and other wildlife with my Alpen binoculars. I find it very soothing to watch from afar while birds go through their business, raising their own families and hunting for food.
November 3rd, 2014
Backpacking has long been a hobby of mine; it’s something I started doing in my late teens and it’s something I still enjoy today. Personally, I like to go backpacking by myself because it allows me to get some alone time and feel the freedom of going off the grid for a little while. It can be very refreshing.
Considering the name of the activity, your backpack should be very important to you if you’re looking to get into this kind of hobby. Browsing through different backpacking backpacks is going to be a good call so that you can find one that’s able to hold everything you’ll need for your adventure.
October 30th, 2014
It’s important to stay hydrated as well as you can when you’re spending time out in the wilderness. You want to ensure that you have a source of fresh water at all times, so that you don’t have to worry about getting thirsty. If you got lost or anything like that, this becomes even more important.
This is why I like to bring along a bota bag whenever I’m going hiking or anything like that. It’s essentially a canteen that’s typically made of leather. Though they’re traditionally made to carry around wine, I like to carry water in them to keep myself hydrated when I’m going for a hike.