Hauling a pack that's too heavy is the quickest way to ruin a backcountry adventure. In order to shed excess weight, people usually throw out small insignificant items such as a camp cup or extra dishes, but one thing that is usually overlooked is your water bottle.
The wide mouth Nalgene Bottle is probably the most iconic and widely used piece of backpacking equipment in existence. Weighing in at 6.2 ounces when empty though, it adds some unnecessary weight to your pack. Try switching to one of these simple, lighter alternatives:
1 Liter Survivor Filter Collapsible Canteens - 1.3 ounces - $11.95 for 2
Smart Water Bottles - 1.3 Ounces - Bonus: You can purchase these pretty much anywhere.
What is Biltong?
Inspired by hundreds of years of South African tradition, this unique combination of flavors and spices yields a taste so simple and perfect that even we have trouble describing it. Imagine a blend between slow roasted beef, jerky, and fine Italian proscuitto. Its great stuff!
Get your fix here: https://eatbiltong.com/
Rocky Mountain national Park
“For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream."
~Vincent Van Gogh
Long Exposure of Delicate Arch in Arches National Park, Utah
Astrophotography is typically something that the beginner photographer shies away from, and respectfully so; I was once the same way. With so many camera settings and variables to go wrong it’s often a difficult thing for new DSLR owners to pick up. However, this article will provide you with plenty of tips to start capturing beautiful long exposures of the night sky.
I know what you're thinking; that's so mainstream. Matter of fact, it's nothing short of a miracle that you even made it here to read this.
I had a great time shooting this short video this past summer. The folks at Youphoria Outdoors are great people and stand behind they're product. You can find their site here: http://www.youphoriaoutdoors.com
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