The past few hikes I have noticed an increasing number of people on the trail which I love to see. However, I also noticed a lack of good hiking etiquette and that got me thinking those hiking might not be aware such a thing exists. As a beginner hiker myself the thought never occurred to me there might be a set of unspoken rules on the trail until I experienced my first encounter.
Base camp is a term used in the outdoor world to establish a semi-permanent home from which adventures begin. It is defined as a main encampment providing supplies, shelter and communications for personas engaged in wide-ranging activities, such as exploring, reconnaissance, hunting, hiking, mountain climbing and even in the film industry. It is essentially the home away from home and why this month I will be reviewing a few key points listed below on the importance of base camps.
Recently I was asked by the CEO of Kit Fox Outfitters to start taking over the blogs posts and writing from my own perspective, experiences and knowledge of the outdoor world. Writing on anything from conducting gear reviews, trails to hike and campground recommendations. The blogs will be collaboration between the writer and the reader to both grow and take our outdoor skill sets to the next level.
Every year a Northern migration of sorts takes place starting in Campo California and traversing 2,650 miles North to the Canadian border. What I am talking about here is the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT).
At the end of January I had the opportunity to hunt at the Lone Pine Pheasant Club. After returning from Shot Show we had the amazing opportunity to get in a hunt prepared by the California Rifle and Pistol Club (CRPA) this fund raiser for youth hunting programs was a great opportunity to get in a hunt at a new club in one of my favorite areas. Joining us was Charlie and Justin from Triple B Adventures
This year’s trip to Shot Show took us on another desert adventure from San Diego to Vegas, last time we knocked out the driving on the front half this time we took a slower approach enjoying and exploring our “back yard”.
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.