It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life with our work. When you finally unplug and head to the wild - be sure to purposefully slow yourself down! Take time to enjoy the sunrise and the sunset every day you're in the wild. #worthit. Great time to meditate and let your creativity flow.
2) Permethrin is Your Friend, Ticks are Not.
Before you hit the trail grab your trail outfit (yes, you really only need one 'hiking' outfit while you're out there) and create a permethrin soak for your clothes and give them time to dry before you leave. This will take care of that nagging question in the back of your mind "I wonder how many ticks are feasting on my flesh right now". -Simple Steps for Treating with Permethrin
3) Mind your Socks.
Keep in mind friend, the only way you're getting anywhere is on those two feet you have there. If there is one item worth having an extra couple pairs of, it's your socks. Here are a few tips:
Pack two liners and two normal pairs on top of your starting pair.
No cotton! stay away from cotton and stick with merino wool
Let your feet breathe at night and your socks too!
Bonus: Keep a Checklist.
Start with our master camp checklists 👉here or 👉this one if you like spreadsheets. Every time you head out to the wild, check off your items as they go in your pack. Then, when your precious adventure time is over pull out that checklist and make note of everything you did NOT use during your trip. Next trip you can reconsider those unused items and potentially simplify your trip and reduce your trail weight that much more
Bonus Tip: Consider Packability
Bonus Tip: Mix Oatmeal, Dry Milk, and Blueberries for a Scrumptious Breakfast
Bonus Tip: Pack Good Coffee #worthit
What an REI employee said about us...
“I work for REI in the camping department and I also teach wilderness skills for the outdoor school. I have had plenty of experience with other camping gear but not until I tried sierra madre I was never satisfied. Sierra madre has worked the kinks out with their incredible innovation!” — Robert