Treat Chapped Lips Naturally 1

Treat Chapped Lips Naturally
Anyone spending time hiking, cycling or skiing, has experienced chapped lips. The condition of dry, chapped lips often starts as a minor annoyance, but can lead to painful and unsightly cracking and bleeding, as well as a more severe condition called angular cheilitis (also called perleche), a fungus that causes painful splitting at the corners ...

How to Grow Oxygen

How to Grow Oxygen
Plants are beneficial. They create fresh and clean air, balance internal humidity, inspire creativity, and provide a soothing environment. It is easy to create an indoor green haven inside your office and home by keeping a few common plants around your space. What Plants Can Do Remove Pollution NASA research proves common house plants are ...

Preventing Altitude Sickness 2

Preventing Altitude Sickness
Hiking at mile high altitudes? The air is thinner at higher altitudes because the atmospheric pressure is lower. Your body will initially have difficulty getting the amount of oxygen it needs and your performance will suffer. This lack of oxygen can cause unacclimated hikers to lose up to 50% of their normal physical efficiency at altitudes ...

Brushing Teeth Outdoors 1

Brushing Teeth Outdoors
Brushing teeth while in the woods during a backpacking trip is a different experience than standing in front of a bathroom sink with freely flowing tap water.  We researched a few different options for you to consider as part of your cavity & plaque prevention in the woods. Toothbrush Options Standard – pack out the ...

Motion Sickness – a “handy” remedy 3

Motion Sickness - a
Feeling Queasy Are you planning a trip this summer that requires traveling along twisty roads? Our last trip involved traveling on North Carolina Rt 80, a mountainous road in the Black Mountain region. NC 80 is a lesser traveled road near the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway filled with spectacular scenery. As the passenger, I was frustrated ...

Feeling Grimy? Grab Dr. Bronners Soap 2

Feeling Grimy? Grab Dr. Bronners Soap
Grubby fingers? Foul breath? Food bits stuck in your teeth? Soiled Dishes? Backpacking without soap can leave you feeling uncomfortable and grimy.  Dr Bronner’s 18-in-1 organic hemp castile soap solves all these problems.  We love this stuff – it is naturally scented, completely organic, biodegradable, highly concentrated, and serves a multitude of uses. Use Sparingly ...