Backpacking: It’s about the journey!

“The old school of thought would have you believe that you’d be a fool to take on nature without arming yourself with every conceivable measure of safety and comfort under the sun. But that isn’t what being in nature is all about. Rather, it’s about feeling free, unbounded, shedding the distractions and barriers of our civilization—not bringing them with us.” ― Ryel Kestenbaum, The Ultralight Backpacker: The Complete Guide to Simplicity and Comfort on the Trail

 

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Introducing White Sands National Park New Mexico

Introducing White Sands National Park New Mexico

I know it is old news about White Sands becoming a national park, but the past three years have seen national monuments made smaller, and I just wanted to make sure the announcement was actually solid before I blew the proverbial horn of outdoor enthusiasm. So let me...

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Fixing The Recreation.gov Permit System

Fixing The Recreation.gov Permit System

How You Fix the Recreation.Gov Permit System Every year thousands of people pay a minimal fee for a chance to use ‘public lands.’ The idea of ‘public lands’ amuses me. They are public lands, and this means they belong to everyone. This isn’t true. It means everyone...

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Gear

How Do Hand Warmers Work

How Do Hand Warmers Work

The Types of Hand Warmers There are two main types of hand warmers; each one uses a different method to create heat. However, both of them rely on chemical reactions.  One gives long-lasting results that can last up to ten hours; the other only last for short periods...