Casey Pollock

Everything you need to know to make your own gear.

Backpacking Gear List for Beginners

Getting into any new activity or hobby means you have to get through a learning curve. Whether it’s learning the basic skills necessary to do it or picking up the right gear and equipment, it may take a little bit to get through this period. Backpacking is a great activity because almost anyone can do…

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Hiking Safety Tips

It doesn’t matter if you’re a pro or you’ve recently gotten into hiking — you have to do what you need to do to stay safe. Below are some important hiking safety tips to keep in mind every time you go out. Whether you’re taking a day trip or a multi-day excursion, these four safety…

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Beginner’s Guide To Choosing The Right Hammock

Hammocks have an incredible history. Native people in Central and South America created hammocks to help them stay cool while they slept in the hot, humid environment. In the Galapagos, people slept in “hamacas” woven from tree bark and later from cloth. The hammock allows air to circulate beneath sleepers and carry heat away. Secondly, the hammock suspended…

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Choosing A Top For Your Hammock

      Take a look outside. You know there are two perfect trees out there somewhere, waiting for you and your hammock. Figure out how many vacation days you can take, mark off the weekends on your calendar, make a camping gear checklist, and get ready to reunite with the outdoors! Temperatures, weather, and…

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