The contents of my day pack laid out. The pack is an 18 liter with space for a hydration bladder. If I don't carry the bladder, I've got a refillable water bottle in it's place. Depending on the weather, I'll add a layer or two of insulation and my rain gear. With the contents of … Continue reading The Essentials
One of the more valuable skills for hiking is the ability to read a map. Paired with a compass and the knowledge of how to use them together to find your way, you have a valuable tool that isn't reliant on batteries, satellites or cell towers.
Old School Yeah. I'm a bit old school. I love a good map. I suppose being the daughter of a navigator it was hard to escape learning to read them. Maps are an excellent planning tool. Atlases, paper, waterproof, road, topo, satellite, terrain, OSM ... the list goes on and on. Perhaps my favorite thing … Continue reading Map Obession