Turkey Talk and Thanking a Vegetarian this Thanksgiving

Turkey Talk and Thanking a Vegetarian this Thanksgiving
When Wild Turkey numbers dwindled in the twentieth century from hunting and habitat loss, various states, such as California, adopted programs to reintroduce them. These programs have saved them from extinction. Today, wild turkey populations have recovered throughout the United States. Here in Northern California, wild turkeys are a daily occurrence. You’ll find them roaming ...

Free Shipping Now in the U.S.

Free Shipping Now in the U.S.
Backpacking slows down in November and December in the U.S. as society shifts its focus to consumerism and holiday gatherings. While the roads, airports, and stores confine with people, the trails become empty and quiet. There is no better time than now to regain your equilibrium in the wilderness. To make it easier for you to escape ...

10 Steps to Restful Sleep in the Backcountry

10 Steps to Restful Sleep in the Backcountry
Getting good sleep in the backcountry can be a challenge and bad sleep does not make hiking enjoyable the next day. Here we offer a few tips to help you get better zzz’s. Find a Comfortable Camp Site. Take your time scouting a flat, rock-free spot and clear away any sticks and pine cones before pitching your ...

Hiking with Venomous Snakes 2

Hiking with Venomous Snakes
Have you ever gone hiking with an edgy friend who is constantly on the lookout for snakes on the sides of the trail? When discussing your previous weekend backpacking trip with your co-workers, how many times have you heard, “Aren’t you worried about snakes?” You should be cautious, but not worried about venomous snakes. Here’s ...

Why Ginger is an Important Spice for Wilderness Travel

Why Ginger is an Important Spice for Wilderness Travel
Ginger is a pungent rhizome (underground part of the stem) of the tropical herbaceous plant Zingiber officinale botanically related to turmeric. Like turmeric, ginger contains many active beneficial constituents. While ginger is most known for soothing an upset stomach, it is also a mild stimulant that promotes circulation and reduces pain. Ginger also contains blood-thinning actions, which ...

Hiking Season Kickoff

Hiking Season Kickoff
Memorial Day weekend marks the official beginning of the hiking season, and many of you will be hitting the trails. Whether you are in for stellar weather, snow, or pouring rain this weekend, we hope you can find a crowd-free spot to appreciate the sights and sounds of nature. To celebrate, we are offering $5 off ...