How to Save Even More Space with Hydrated Meals

As any seasoned hiker or backpacker knows, anything that can save you space in your bag is worth doing. That’s part of what makes dehydrated foods great for backpackers — they don’t take up a lot of room in your pack. However, as the video below demonstrates, there is at least one way to have them take up even less precious space.

It’s a simple idea, but an effective one. If you only watched the first half of the video, you might be tempted to just throw away the original packaging for each of your dehydrated meals after bagging them. But, let me say from experience, holding onto those empty bags will make clean up much easier. Afterall, saving space and weight is great but saving time is a blessing as well.

I hope you found this tip helpful. As always, happy trails.

Tips for Buying the Right Tent

There are a lot of pros and cons when it comes to buying a tent. For hikers like myself, you may prefer a the lightened weight of a smaller tent to the room you get from a larger one. But there’s more to it than just comfort: safety will also play a big role in the decision.

Obviously the tent you will ended up choosing will depend what activities you’ll be doing, what time of year you’ll be doing them, and what part of the country you’ll be doing them in. Instead of going into all the different things you should think about here, the video below will hit on a number of considerations you should make before purchasing your perfect tent.

I hope this helped point you in the right direction. Stay safe and happy trails!

A Truly Inspring Hike

An incredibly touching story: a paralyzed outdoorsman gets to hike to the bottom of the Grand Canyon with some help from his family. Bob Headings used to love exploring the wilderness before falling off of a ladder and becoming paralyzed from the waist down nearly a decade ago.

As a gift, his sons and grandchildren arranged for a special wheelchair that would allow them to hike the over 7.5 miles down to the floor of one of the 7 Wonders of the World — and carry him back up!

Filmmaker John Honaker traveled with the Headings to document the journey. Take a look:

Amazing! You can see more photos from the trail here. This just goes to show there’s no excuse for the rest of us.

Gear you need for camping and hiking

Hiking and camping gear essentials: the determinations of vital exploring apparatus which people who set out for some climbing and outdoors allude to as the essentials and advance as discriminating and key things which have a place in your rucksack as protection against the surprising. In spite of the fact that you may not utilize all the exploring essentials consistently, they can be lifelines in a crisis.

1A compass on the world map of the atlas. Guide (Map): Always convey a point by point guide of the region you will be going to. In the event that elevated scrambling or overall exploring cross-country considers the 7.5 minute USGS maps, they uncover impressive point of interest. For going on trails, the 15 minute arrangement Green Trails is a decent decision, among others. The fact is to convey a guide fitting for the range you will be in and the movement you will be embraced – and know how to utilize it!

2. Compass: Carry a compass, at all times, in the backcountry – and know how to utilize it! The compass reacts to Magnetic North, though maps are based upon True North. Subsequently, the compass needs to be acclimated to adjust. A flexible declination gimmick gives you a chance to turn a little screw to “forever” modify declination to match the geographic zone you will be in, with the goal that you don’t have to ascertain your bearing each one time.

3. Electric lamp/ Headlamp: Flashlights and Headlamps are essential even on day trips. You never know when you may need to spend the night or make that last mile or somewhere in the vicinity after nightfall. Search for rubber treated knob lodging and battery compartments, or possibly satisfactory elastic gaskets.Camping-Menu-Ideas-Printable

4. Additional Food: Whenever you go out, actually for a day outing, accumulate additional nourishment case you are postponed by crises, foul climate, or simply get lost. The mountain climbers recommend a one-day supply. At any rate, bring one great feast more than what you require. The nourishment ought to oblige almost no cooking. On the off chance that your additional nourishment will oblige cooking, verify you additionally convey additional fuel for your stove.

machu-picchu_men_gear_415x2705. Additional Clothing: notwithstanding the essential layers you would regularly tackle an excursion, bring additional apparel which would get you through an unplanned bivouac through the most exceedingly bad conditions you may come up against. Additional clothes means a bit additional past what you would ordinarily convey, just if there should be an occurrence of crises.

6. Eye Protecting: Healthy eyes are basic for safe backcountry hiking or camping. Notwithstanding pressing a sufficient supply of remedy contact lenses or eyeglasses (if obliged), fitting thought of sun security for your eyes is of most extreme criticalness.

7. Emergency treatment Kit: Carry medical aid supplies for minor wounds. Specifically, convey a lot of glue band-helps and cleaned wraps, on the grounds that they can’t be effectively extemporized in the backcountry. 8. Folding Knife and Tools: Your fundamental exploring tool stash. You need a decent case of solitary bit of apparatus which has various employments. At least, blades are helpful for emergency treatment, nourishment readiness, cutting moleskin strips, cutting rope and making repairs.Travel-Camping-Medical-Emergency-First-Aid-Kit-Survival-Bag-Treatment-Pack-Set-Home-Wilderness-Survival

9. Fire starters: They are helpful for rapidly beginning a flame, particularly in crisis circumstances. They are likewise helpful for touching off wet wood. Various home-made fire starters work fine and dandy: handyman’s candles (wax); compacted chunks of dryer build up blended with or secured with liquefied paraffin, and so forth.

Travel tips on essential gear for camping and hiking

Camping and hiking can be extremely fun and exciting. However, this should be done safely, because you never know what can happen to you in the great outdoors. So, experts on this subject have made a list of things you should bring with you on camping and hiking trips.

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Sleeping bag – It is very important to take a sleeping bag with you if you’re going camping or hiking. Sleeping on the ground can lead to diseases, insect bites, or even hypothermia and having a sleeping bag can change all of that. Make sure you take a compact one, as it can be folded easily and carried around.

Backpack – In order to keep your clothes dry, as well as other materials you have with you, you should get a good backpack; the one that is big enough to fit everything, but not too big so you can’t carry it. Also, it’s extremely important to get a waterproof backpack, so your stuff doesn’t get wet.andoer-tan-nylon-outdoor-sport-military-tactical-backpack-zaino-molle-rucksacks-camping-hiking-trekk-6-500x500

Clothes – Buy the best clothes you can. And make sure you buy the perfect clothes for the climate of the place you’re going to. A good wind jacket or rain jacket can save you during the heavy rains and winds.

Coffee – Coffee is extremely important to carry with you to a camping or a hiking trip. Just make sure you bring an insulated cup and a MSR mugmate! If you have good insulated cups, your coffee will always be warm, which is important if you’re out during the winter days. Coffee can keep you warm, and provide you with a taste of home in the outdoors.

Cooking and drinking units – You can bring various camp stoves with you, so you can cook your own food during the camping. But, if you want a true experience, you can just bring a lighter, collect wood and build your own campfire on which you’ll roast your food. Just remember to keep it safe and not to start a wildfire. Also, you could take water-skis with you. This way, you won’t have to worry about breaking the bottle that contains water.outdoor-gear-for-you

Skin protection – It is important for you to protect your skin during these trips. That’s why you should take some insect repellents, sunscreens and other agents that may help you.

First aid kit – Make sure you take a first aid kit with you. You never know what can happen in the great outdoors, and also you can never be too safe. You should bring some bandages with you, as well as dressings, disinfectants, and even some painkillers. Also, you should take at least a crash course on CPR before venturing of into the wild. You can never be too sure, and it’s always better to be safe than sorry.