Every backpacker should have at least two bandanas in his or her pack. The bandana is of course very light and small, yet it has literally hundreds of practical uses in the great outdoors. Here are but a few:
Use it to handle hot pots and pans
Use it as a sweatband
Use it to secure yourself in your hammock
Use it like a whip to keep bugs out of your face as you hike
Use it as an absorbent emergency bandage
Use it as an emergency tourniquet
Stuff it in your pot to keep the contents (silverware, cup, etc.) from clanging around
Alite Designs’ Monarch chair is without a doubt, the best backcountry backpacking chair ever made – light, stable on any grade, bomber. That’s the good news. Bad news is you’ll never own one because they went out of business. We have 2, including an early prototype from OR we call the cow chair. Grand Trunk acquired their assets last year, perhaps we’ll see the rebirth some day. What makes it so great. Light? Packable. Most importantly, it’s completely stable on any grade or surface, one of the reasons its best outdoor backpacking and camping chair around. I think the design was inspired by the Alite founders trying to find comfortable seating in Dolores Park in San Francisco where the steep hilly grade makes it a challenge to get comfortable.
We’re not saying the Omnia Stove is the best backcountry invention since the, um, sleeping bag. But we’re not saying it isn’t. At 1.1 lbs, it certainly beats lugging a cast iron dutch oven into the backcountry. If it works as advertised, game changer. We’ll let you know once we test one out. https://buyomniaus.com
With the rush to buy backcountry gear this winter, we pulled some stats about yearly avalanche deaths over the last decade. And we’re here to tell you, the safest thing to do in the backcountry folks, is “Other”. And snowboarding. Stay off the skis and snowmobiles folks. Be safe.
There is….a house…..in New Orleans……It’s Wed afternoon 9/30, 34 day till the end of this presidential sh$tshow. Hopefully. Take a breath, put on your headphones and escape for 11 seconds watching professional surfer Nique Miller long board. https://instagram.com/nique_miller/
Perhaps we’re late to the game, but we learned a new term today. #Normcore is no longer a thing, #gorpcore is THE thing. Congrats, u trendsetters. Leading the way, of course, @thenorthface and Gucci. The horror. 🤮Is Patagucci pissed or stoked? https://rb.gy/kdikiy
Folks, you could either buy a $1,600 chalk bag from Luis Vuitton https://rb.gy/w7occx orrrrrr this pretty cute Totoro (and other unique bags) chalk bag from Etsy Seller PicoPowder https://rb.gy/qvgddu for $56. We’ll let you decide.
Friend of ours once went looking for peyote in the Chihuahuan Desert. Took hours to find the 1st one, but then, they appeared everywhere. We feel the same way about all the new GPS in feeds suddenly. Everyone has one, but us. @highsteph has been showing off her @GarminOutdoor
How many perfect climbing or biking or paddling pictures can you look at every day? Even pros get lost in the deluge. But then, then you find comedy gold like this and your hours of wasted life are worth it. https://rb.gy/68fshm