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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 …

Sleepingo Air Pad Reveiw

Reading Time: 2 minutes When you were young you could sleep just about anywhere. Lumpy rock was just as comfortable as a feather bed. Sadly you can’t have the dynamic durability as you age. Nowadays I regret sleeping on the couch when I go to take a nap. I’m sure like you wonder where you picked up the glass back. Well If you are a hiker or just a plain ol camper you will want to find a sleeping pad to use unless you get a really comfortable camping bed or an amazing cot with memory foam then you may not need a sleeping …

Geocaching is the largest hide and go seek game.

Geocaching: Lets Go on a Treasure Hunt

Reading Time: 4 minutes Who doesn’t like a good treasure hunt? We all went treasure hunting at one time.  My best friend and I in school once saw an incredibly bright rainbow and so we took off to go find the end of the rainbow so we could get the gold. Well as you probably know **Spoiler Alert** there is no end of a rainbow. They are in fact round. That and they are refractions of light. Which doesn’t help to keep them fixed in one place either? So how does a bizarre tale of rainbows, and a pirate’s booty call have in common …

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 …