Madre Chronicles

SMr Hammock Gear on the Appalachian Trail: Part I

Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Chad "Octo" Haynes enjoys sunrise at Zealand Cliffs, New Hampshire in a chivey - green Pares hammock. Pre-Hike Pack ...

Nubist Colony Event: Maumelle Park, AR

#NUBIST Colony Event 04/13-04/16 '18 Coming up to our campsite right on the river in Maumelle Park in AR, we were pleased with the gorgeous locat...

Fat Butt Hang: Medoc Mountain State Park Hollister, NC.

5th Annual Fat Butt Hang 03/29-03/31 '18 Finally got to take the van out since the wrap was put on, and it was a hit before I even got to the hang...

Louisiana Group Hang: Indian Creek Recreation Area Woodworth, LA

 Louisiana Group Hang 3/09-03/11 ‘18 Some things just work out… while planning for this hang, I saw a post on a thread saying someone wanted to ...

Adventure Down the Mighty Mississippi River - Nubé Hammock Shelter Gear Review

Last winter I was afforded the great fortune of embarking on an adventure down the mighty Mississippi River via a wooden, 30-foot cypress-built canoe.  This voyager journey, spanning 209 river miles, departed from Vicksburg, MS and was set to arrive in Baton Rouge, LA

Camping Gear Review - After 7 Weeks Hammock Camping Across Japan

Many people have opinions on hammock camping equipment by the way it looks, or by personal perception, or by a one time backyard set up, however, the following gear review is written by two adventurers who have really put their Navigator Package to the test! Find out what they have to say about their SMr hammock camping gear after spending 7 weeks in their Nubé home away from home! 

South Africa: A True Test of My Abilities

South Africa.She is beautiful and kind, yet she is robust and will snuff the life right out of you if you turn your back.I took off with my two climbing partners, crammed in our little silver Toyota Avanza, for the Cedarburg Mountains. A few hours later, we were about to begin our six-week South African adventure. When you chug up the snaking asphalt road towards the mountain peaks, nothing in this world can prepare you for what you will see: thousands, upon thousands of sandstone boulders. It’s sickening to look at all that rock. Your eyes just never find a moment to stop and focus. It’s honestly overwhelming to realize there is absolutely no possible way to even touch every boulder, let alone climb all of them.Climb we did.

Father - Daughter Kayak Trip Through the BWCA/Nubé Hammock Shelter Gear Review

 I absolutely love camping in the outdoors, but I also adore the camping gear I bring to enjoy the outdoors. Whether it's backpacking, climbing, kayaking, or base camping, I am always searching for the best gear. Gear must be reliable, long lasting, and it always helps when it looks cool as well. To put it bluntly, I have an addiction, an addiction to ...

Trip Summary - 7 Weeks Urban Camping Through Japan

Urban camping all around Japan still feels like a dream. Many people have asked us what our favorite experiences were, but in reality, it was not just one or even a few experiences; it was the overall atmosphere and the everyday happenings. The pictures at the top are most of the urban camp spots were we set up our camping hammocks and Nubé hammock tent along the way. Use the controls to look through them! 

Urban Camping - 7 Week Backpacking Trip Through Japan - Week 7

 We went from Akita to Wakkanai. Ever since I had seen a Japanese animation I had wanted to visit the most northern point of Japan. Wakkanai has an actual monument about an hour outside of the city that marks the most northern point. Ending our main travel by going from the south to the north was mind-boggling to say the least. 

Urban Camping - 7 Week Backpacking Trip Through Japan - Week 6

From Kanazawa, we headed to Senmaida also known as a thousand rice fields flowing into the Sea of Japan. We took a whole day traveling to Wajima, a large city located by Senmaida, so that we could take the earliest bus to the rice fields the next morning. We were very happy to have finally made it to the famed fields. They were miraculous and that they were by the Sea of Japan was fantastic,