If you are looking to cut some weight out of your backpacking pack, I always suggest looking at your sleep system: Tent, sleeping bag and sleeping pad. For most people you can easily shave off 3 to 4 pounds by replacing heavier items with lighters ones. And for those that are in need of replacing their tent, the Sierra Designs Lightning 2 tent is a great option if you would like to save a little weight.
It would be fair to say that when you hear the word ranch you don’t think of outdoor recreational type of activities. I would usually agree with that statement, but the people at the Blue Sky Ranch would disagree. And after spending a weekend there, I would have to agree with them.
Today marks America’s most relaxing holiday, National Hammock Day. While some may feel guilty taking time off on a Tuesday to commemorate one of summer’s favorite pastimes, hammocking has been shown to have numerous health benefits. Research shows the gentle swinging motion provided by a hammock has a synchronizing effect on the brain that promotes rest and relaxation by reinforcing sleep rhythms.
It seems like each weekend during the summer you can find either a half or full marathon race to run. Knowing a few expert tips and having the right gear can make all the difference in having an enjoyable race. Below are a few suggestions to get you through your next marathon.
If you ever took a look inside the cabinet above my stove, the first thing you would say would be, “this guy does not need any more water bottles.” And if you said that, I would probably agree, or at least seem like I was agreeing with you. My wife on the other hand would totally agree and tells me all the time that if I bring another bottle home, I need to get rid of one. The truth is I am always looking for that next bottle that will be a game changer.
I am an amatuer backpacker with experience roaming around in the Wind Rivers, Zion National Park, Yosemite, and other great sites in the western United States. My latest adventure has been working for a wilderness therapy program in southern Utah. Its a great job, but puts a lot of wear and tear on the body, the mind, and especially gear.