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Trekking Poles Will Make Your Life Better... And Your Triceps Sexier.

CHILE | Fri, 6 Mar 2015 | By thehappytalent | Views [499]

Five boyfriends ago, I used to think that walking sticks -- err, trekking poles -- were dorky, overpriced and pointless. I'm not old, so why do I need sticks to help me hike? But then he invited me on a backpacking trip, and he convinced me not to ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, gear, torres del paine, trekking

5 Cool Camping Survival Gear To Spruce Up Your Trip

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 7 Nov 2014 | By joanna1st | Views [1693]

Going on a off-road vacation in the wilds of the Australian jungle is a tremendous challenge, if you are a newbie in the branch. Itchy skin, restless sleep, creepy noises and mosquitoes buzzing around like a Tiltrotor helicopter are no match for a 1st-... Read more >

Tags: camp, camping, gear, survive, trip

Newnes, Blue Mountains

AUSTRALIA | Sun, 15 Apr 2012 | By crustyadventures | Views [974]

Heading off camping at the end of this week... First time in a few months.  I know when I open the little cupboard under the stairs, there will be a few ready packed boxes meant to make the departure a little easier and quicker.  Nonetheless, ... Read more >

Tags: camping, gear

End-of-the-trip motorcycle gear review

PANAMA | Sun, 25 Sep 2011 | By alpiner84 | Views [3160] | Comments [3]

Today I pulled all my gear apart, cleaned everything (including the bike), and took full stock of what gear survived the past 9,500 miles and 6 1/2 months of overland motorcycle travel, and what fell apart. Also, with far more experience under my belt ... Read more >

Tags: equipment, gear, motorcycle, overland, reviews, travel

Pre-trip Motorcycle Gear Rundown

USA | Thu, 10 Mar 2011 | By alpiner84 | Views [3269] | Comments [2]

Here's a rundown on what I'm bringing with me on the trip to Panama and back: 1. Bike and mods: 2005 Yamaha XT225 16-tooth front sprocket to improve highway revs New rear sprocket (stock sprocket worn to shreds) New o-ring chain (stock chain lousy ... Read more >

Tags: equipment, gear

Indo Adventure - Pre Trip Gear Acquisition

INDONESIA | Tue, 6 Oct 2009 | By ocsurfer | Views [1645] | Comments [1]

I've been wrapping up my summer as a hotel manager and over the past few weeks I have slowly been acquiring a plethora of survival/backpacking gear.  After reading Neil Strauss's most recent book, Emergency, I have a new perspective on surviving ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, backpacking, bali, gear, indonesia, journey, packing, surfing, travel, ultralight

 

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