Check it out: www.vminnovations.com – Durable 450mm polyester tent body is great for getting out in the warm or cool weather, and is coated to help repel water – Two pole assembly with shock-corded fiberglass poles make setup, take down and storage quick and easy. – Open mesh roof area provides excellent cross ventilation throughout and allows the tent to double as a more open room during the day or night.
www.bbhc.org Here are a few tips you should know to stay safe while hiking in grizzly bear country. This video offers very useful knowledge on the best ways to avoid conflicts with grizzly bears, and how to deal with a grizzly if you do come into conflict with one (including how use bear spray). Some of the best ways to avoid grizzly bear conflicts all together is to hike in groups of 2 or more and to make loud noises as you hike, so as to let any bears in the area know that you are there. In the most-likely experience you’ll have with a grizzly the bear will see you and run away. If the bear doesn’t run away but expresses interest in you, it may charge you, but a lot of charges are bluff charges (the bear is just trying to scare you away). Find out more about when and how to use bear spray in the video. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center is happy to welcome you to the Greater Yellowstone Area and hopes you have a safe and fun trip! Come visit us and learn more about the natural history and wildlife of the Greater Yellowstone Region in our Draper Museum of Natural History. We are located in Cody, Wyoming, just 50 miles from the East Gate of Yellowstone National Park. (Video produced by Grizzly Creek Films) http
There are many options for cooking while on the trail. We chose the GSI Bugaboo Hiker mainly because of the price but also because it’s big enough to cook for 2 people at once. It’s also kind of neat the way it all packs into itself. And it’s the one my wife wanted…..when mama’s happy, I’m happy.
Careful and methodic planning of each meal to include breakfast lunch dinner and snacks throughout the day is essential for a happy hike that last more than 1 day. This video shows what we have found to be the best way to pack your vittles to save room and weight but no starve to death. Enjoy and comment. Don’t forget to subscribe. Happy Trails
Question: What is the best hiking gear for extreme rain?
For walking or hiking in extreme rain, I have 20″ Neos Overshoes was wondering about other outer wear, hats, accessories, etc. TY.
Answer by c_kayak_fun
Gore-tex parka with underarm ventilating zippers, Gore-tex pants and a wide-brimmed hat. Wear polyester or polypropolene or light merino wool layers underneath to transfer the sweat and condensation that are inevitable. For colder rain I will also wear thick wool pants and/or jacket, like Woolrich or Pendleton hunting clothing, instead of Gore-tex. Even soaked through, wool stays warm and breathes better than the nylon shells. For my head I prefer a Filson packer waxed cotton hat (see link below):
It won’t absorb water but doesn’t make your head sweat like nylon or Goretex will. Don’t freak at the cost — it will last you forever. Looks cool, too.
Some people prefer a hat like salt water fisherman use with the big brim in the back but I find that dumps too much water on your pack.
Light nylon fleece gloves. Even if it isn’t a cold rain, the drops hitting your hands after a while can drive you nuts.
My friends who have hiked in jungles and in Asian monsoon weather always take a sturdy collapsible umbrella that they tie to their backpack when the rain gets really heavy.
I’m a little concerned about using Neos though. I have a pair and they are great for soft snow and walking in rain on city streets, but I would hesitate to use them for a back country hike due to the poor traction on rock and muddy slopes. For wet hikes I use sturdy leather hiking boots well treated with SnoSeal wax and with waterproof nylon or Gore-tex knee-high gaiters over the tops. I’d rather have Vibram soles against a rough trail than those flimsy Neos soles. Always either merino wool or fluffy polyester socks.
And if it really rains hard for too long, I just stop, put up my tent, fire up my stove, make some tea and read a book until lets up.
This video is from the Vook “Rock Climbing For Beginners.” Download the Vook here: bit.ly and learn all about how to jump into the exciting sport of indoor rock climbing now!
Chris Sharma’s meteoric climbing career started when he won the Bouldering Nationals at age 14 and opened the hardest climb in America (at the time, 5.14c) a year later. In the decade that followed, Chris has continued to take climbing to a new level. Not only has he consistently shattered previous conceptions of difficulty, he was recently voted 8a Climber of the Decade. He has sent multiple 5.15 routes, bouldered V15, onsighted 5.14b, and established deep water solo routes at the highest grades. Chris holds claim to the current hardest route in America, and perhaps the world, with his ascent of Jumbo Love at Clark Mountain in California. Chris has a lot on his plate this year with a new house in Spain, establishing a string of 5.15 routes and climbing almost daily with his girlfriend Daila Ojeda. The area around their home is considered one of the hotspots for the sport globally with more than 70 crags featuring steep limestone caves and seemingly endless possibilities. It looks like Chris will have plenty of time to perfect his Spanish accent… For more on Chris visit: bit.ly
Question: What is the best website for camping gear?
I am taking a trip up to Canada, going to be in a canoe & roughing it a bit … I don’t have any camping gear in a company form –
Anyone have any suggestions on websites that are great for camping gear? (especially compact/light camping gear)
Answer by ashleytisdalescoops
go to Jaysoutdoor.com they have so much stuff!
A hiking/camping gear essential overview plus a video highlight on making a four stick fire for boiling water in less than twenty minutes.
so the fam headed out to climb angels landing where we could have a birds eye view of the world tallest sandstone cliffs. I decided to bring my canon 7d, merlin steadicam (tough to use with the wind), 70-200 and a tokina 11-16. This was a special trip for leannes parents, so i really wanted to capture their experience. Darla had no intentions of hiking to the top, but to everyones suprize, she pressed forward! on our way we saw one of the endangered california condors hovering above. only 3 of us made it to the top, Mama, warren, and natalie decided to stay behind with zac (because zac wimped out!), and the old people (me, darla and bruce) decided to keep going. This is my favorite hike with fantastic views of the beautiful zions national park!