January 9th, 2015
For many years, my father has been going out on weekend camping trips with his buddies. They have always enjoyed spending time around a campfire, out on the hiking trails, and safe in a tent at the end of the night. My father has always been the one to provide the tent since he had the largest tent out of any of his friends.
Last year, my father’s old tent finally started tearing in places making it a lot less secure and warm than it used to be. Since my father didn’t really have the money to replace it, he worried that they wouldn’t get to go camping anymore. I ended up buying my father a camo tent that he wanted for Christmas so that they can still go camping when they want to.
December 31st, 2014
If you’re only going to be out in the wilderness for a day, you don’t necessarily need to lug around a giant backpack and a bunch of stuff that’s just going to weight you down. Instead, you should aim to bring along lighter things that don’t restrict you as much when you’re going on your hike.
This is why you should consider bringing along hiking daypacks instead of big camping backpacks. You still ought to bring along a pack of some kind, so you have room for food, water, and whatever emergency supplies you might want to bring along, but this way, you’re not carrying around a bunch of stuff you don’t need.
December 24th, 2014
Hydration is one of the most important things to think about when you’re exploring the great outdoors. Whether you consider yourself a hiker or a camper, hydrating is equally important, no matter what you are doing. Considering the human body can only live without water for a few days, it should be understandable why it’s so important.
One method that can be used to better hydrate yourself when you’re outdoors would be with a hydration backpack. These are really useful because you can wear them and they don’t take up your hands like a typical water bottle might. This is really good for a lot of outdoor situations.
December 23rd, 2014
One of my favorite pastimes would have to be hiking. I love going on long hikes where I wind up spending a lot of time outdoors. I especially like it when I’m able to combine hiking and camping, where I can go camping in multiple places and keep moving forward to find new hiking trails.
Usually when I’m going on this camping-hiking combination trips, I make sure to bring along some hiking tents that I’ll be able easily take with me and set up when I’ve decided to stop hiking for the day. It’s a good thing I know how to put up a tent properly, or that’d probably be a lot more of a hassle!
December 23rd, 2014
If you’re going on a long hiking trip or a camping trip that’s going to include some hiking or other kinds of physical activity, you need to be sure that you bring along something that can help to replenish your energy. Otherwise, you’re going to find yourself getting exhausted really quickly.
All that you really need to do is bring some hiking stoves with you, along with the ingredients that will allow you to make yourself some simple meals. These sorts of meals are perfect for camping or hiking, because they are easy to carry with you and aren’t going to weigh you down.
December 23rd, 2014
Last summer, I decided that I was going to try out backpacking to see how I liked it. Some of my friends were experienced backpackers so they were able to take me out on a couple of short trips where we were able to live solely out of our backpacks for several days at a time. Since I didn’t want to spend the money on an expensive backpack right away, I borrowed one.
After going on several different backpacking trips, I determined that backpacking was something that I wanted to do a lot more. I have been looking at backpacks for a while to see if there is one that I want to buy. One of my friends ended up beating me to the punch by buying me a backpacking backpack for Christmas this year. I can’t wait to try out my new backpack.
December 23rd, 2014
When I am traveling, one of my main concerns is always being able to pack all of the items that I need to bring with me. I often have a hard time making it so that I have all of the clothing and other supplies that I would like to take with me. To pack everything that I have needed in the past, I have had to become very selective and had to pack things very small.
This year, when I knew that I was going to go on a trip again I decided to try and find something to pack my things in that was a bit better than my old backpack. I ended up buying a gear bag that was small enough to travel with, but large enough that it could fit things and fit them in a more organized manner. I really like the way that this bag works for me.
December 22nd, 2014
This time of the year is a big time for charities to collect money and supplies that they can use to benefit local people throughout the year. I work with a charity that collects food to give to those who need it the most during this time of the year and throughout the rest of the year as well. We have been spending a lot of time outside of stores during this season.
To make sure that volunteers can stay dry and put the food in a dry place as well, we often put up a pop up canopy tent wherever we are collecting food. This tent is a tent that I own but lend to the organization that I work for during this time of the year. During other times of the year, the canopy tent is used for tailgating and when my family is out camping.
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.