We get pretty comfortable these days with our cell coverage especially when we are operating in areas where we only have “one foot” in nature. But being prepared for an emergency before we even leave for our adventure can make the difference between an inconvenience and a major uh-oh.
Shelter at altitude and in the winter is one of the most important things you can bring with you to keep the trip enjoyable and there is the whole staying alive thing too. One of the great things about being in SoCal is we are close to a lot of amazing destinations and new experiences, this winter many of us will step out of our comfort zones and into winter camping in the mountains.
I am a little conflicted writing this blog post because I really want to keep this place to myself, ha-ha. This Veterans Day we were able to take advantage of a great opportunity to hunt at V1 Ranch, located on Palomar Mountain just north of San Diego, California.
As winter approaches us there are a few things we must change about our pack out and preparation for camping or backpacking. Number one is its going to be cold and with that brings a whole new dynamic to our kit shall we say.
I guess this is a little late but not because we are based out of San Diego and all so seasons really is not our thing. Alas summer has come to an end and we are starting up fall. Upside if anything though that means some cooler temps and more hiking!
My Tarahumara pack has a special place in my heart when it comes to gear it was one of my first pieces of gear from Hill People Gear that started me down a road of gear addiction and now a great business relationship as we proudly carry their products.
"Just because we are sleeping like peasants, doesn't mean we need to eat like peasants!" If you have ever hiked or camped with me, you no doubt have heard me say this! There are plenty of options for sustenance on the trail, and I am a man of variety. I don't like to eat the same thing over and over and over, just ask my wife.
Last month I had the opportunity to take a quick trip to Kernville California an amazing little town backed up to the Sequoia National Forest. Located roughly four and a half hours from San Diego Kernville makes an excellent weekend getaway for Southern Californians, offering many recreation and relaxation opportunities. While the town its self might be small there is a lot of adventure to be had.