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What to Look For In a Backpack

Reading Time: < 1 minute This weeks video is a step away from the thoughts of connection and self love. It is the end of the month again and so we are getting outside. REI has a great video that talks about backpacks and how to choose a good pack for those who want a nice weekend hike or an extended winter hike. Our educator in the video is Miranda with the REI co-op. Sizes or capacity to choose The sizes vary from small day packs to large multi day hiking trips. The difference depends on how much you want to carry. If you are …

outdoor products hydration backpack

Outdoor Products Hydration Pack (Review)

Reading Time: 3 minutes Time to hit the Trails. If you are like many new hikers you may carry a canteen or even several bottles of water. In my youth, I use to lug around 2 gallons of water at a time when I would go trekking around Palo Duro Canyon. So you always want to have plenty to drink. Without having to fight the swaying of water. Canteens are the norm and can hold around 34 oz of water. Which if you are in a hot dry area will not last you long. Good for the kids but then you also have to …

There are several different types of camping. What types best fit you?

The different types of camping

Reading Time: 6 minutes As I continue to reacquaint myself with camping I am learning more than I ever thought possible about the recreational activity that is known as camping. And I am realizing that people love their labels. At one time there was camping. If you had a Recreational vehicle you could go RVing. Now Camping has all sorts of off shoots. This is what I would like to talk about this week. What types of camping are there? I have a friend that is always wanting to go Glamping. The rest of my group likes to give her a rough time about …