Ten Things to Be Sure to Bring for Hiking and Camping

Ten Things to Be Sure to Bring for Hiking and Camping

Top 10 Important Things to Bring When Camping & Hiking blog.inspiredbeacon.com - Shared by Dee Planning the most important things you need ahead of time before packing your things for an adventure is a game-changer. You wouldn’t want to pack lots of stuff in your...

Choosing a Backpack: Which Size Should I Look For?

Choosing a Backpack: Which Size Should I Look For?

Backpacks by the Numbers: Sizing and Buying Guide  by Lisa Maloney from Thought.co Hiking packs are sized in two ways: The internal volume (how much it can carry -- given in cubic inches or liters) and the torso length (or range of torso lengths) the pack is designed...

Choosing a Good Travel Backpack

Choosing a Good Travel Backpack

How to Choose a Good Travel Backpack passingports.com - by Narayanan Hariharan One of the things that make or breaks your trip is a good backpack, and those who’ve travelled often will understand why. And to choose a good travel backpack is not as easy as one may...

Backpacks with an Anti-Gravity Suspension System

Backpacks with an Anti-Gravity Suspension System

These backpacking packs are extremely popular among the outdoor community — thanks to an anti-gravity suspension system www.businessinsider.com - Shared by DiamondBrandOutdoors When backpacking through the outdoors, your pack makes a huge difference. Packs work off of...

Backyard Birding: The Cardinal

Backyard Birding: The Cardinal

Here in California the bird I miss seeing more than any other is the Cardinal. Sometimes I think I hear its call, but that's probably just wishful thinking. The Cardinal is one of the easiest backyard birds to feed because it likes to eat on...

Five Busted Backpacking Travel Myths

Five Busted Backpacking Travel Myths

5 Myths of Backpacking Travel Busted walkaboutwanderer.com - by Karlis Kikuts There are many different myths of backpacking travel that people still believe and in a lot of cases, gives them reasons to stay out of adventures and new travel experiences. Let us look at...

Some Things to Know When Hiking and Camping with Your Dog

Some Things to Know When Hiking and Camping with Your Dog

Top Trail Safety Tips For You And Your Pup This Fall www.braunagency.com - by Lynda Maschue Move over summer! Fall is officially here and with fall comes cooler nights, brisk breezes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, and walks in the woods to admire the beautiful fall...

How to Select the Best Backpack Size for a Hike

How to Select the Best Backpack Size for a Hike

How to select best backpack size for hike hikeswithtykes.blogspot.com - by Rob Bignell The best size for your backpack depends on a number of factors. When day hiking, you’ll almost always want to wear a backpack. This ensures you have much-needed supplies – a...


Good to Be Here

“Set loose, a child would run down the paths, scramble up the rocks, lie on the earth. Grown-ups more often let their minds do the running, scrambling, and lying, but the emotion is shared. It feels good to be here.”
― David Miller, AWOL on the Appalachian Trail


“We move through this world on paths laid down long before we are born.”
― Robert Moor, On Trails: An Exploration


“In Massachusetts and Vermont, there had been plenty of mosquitoes, but in New Hampshire, they had reinforcements.”
― Jennifer Pharr Davis, Becoming Odyssa: Epic Adventures on the Appalachian Trail


“Jumping from boulder to boulder and never falling, with a heavy pack, is easier than it sounds; you just can’t fall when you get into the rhythm of the dance.”
― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums


“What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp? Why, I would die of course. Literally shit myself lifeless.”
― Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods


“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity”
― John Muir, Our National Parks

Too Late

“That’s the trouble with losing your mind; by the time it’s gone, it’s too late to get it back.”
― Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods


“Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

On the Trail

“I wanted to quit and to do this forever, sleep in a bed and in a tent, see what was over the next hill and never see a hill again. All of this all at once, every moment, on the trail or off.”
― Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods


Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” ~ Dalai Lama


If you see a bandwagon, it’s too late” ~ James Goldsmith



Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” ~ Farrah Gray



Worrying is the same thing as banging your head against the wall. It only feels good when you stop.” ~ John Powers



There are no limits. There are plateaus, but you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills you.” ~ Bruce Lee


Become Young

It takes along time to become young.” ~ Pablo Picasso



Bird Watching Like You Have Probably Never Watched It Before

This location is not what I would consider a very good location for birdwatching. On the other hand, this is a good location to teach people who are new to birdwatching because it doesn't matter much if they talk, ask questions, or tell jokes....

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